Whip Up a Batch of Low-Cal Cookies

Homemade cookies are a great dessert option. They’re portioned, easy to prepare and you control the ingredients. Here are some sweet Healthy Eats approved recipes, fancy enough for company, yet casual enough for an evening snack.
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Homemade cookies are a wise dessert choice. They’re portioned, easy to make and you get to control the ingredients. Try these Healthy Eats-approved sweets -- fancy enough for company, yet casual enough for an evening snack.

    Chocolate Fix

Good quality chocolate, whole grain oats, tahini (sesame paste) and dried fruit are just a few of the ingredients in these choco-fabulous cookie recipes:

    Citrus, Nuts, Sweetness & Spice

Though Toby might disagree, there’s more to cookies than chocolate. Creamy ricotta cheese makes light and cake-like cookies. Low-calorie flavorings such as lemon and ginger add big flavor. Sweet and tender dates help to make cookies chewy and sweet with less butter and sugar. And nuts are a great way to add crunch and healthy fat to your sweet treat.

    Light As Air

Like angel food cake, egg whites make light, delicate and low-fat cookies. Try these recipes for sweet and crispy meringues.

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