Enjoy (Homemade) Treats, Too

Eating better doesn’t mean giving up treats. Homemade cookies, for example, are better than the ones from the vending machine. Better cookies don’t have to taste “healthy,” either, even if you make them without wheat. And these cookies you can eat at lunch and still fit pasta dinners into your Box Lunch Lifestyle.

If you’re looking for ways to sneak them in,  here’s a cookie made with THREE vegetables . (I’m skeptical. If you try them, please let me know and I’ll share your results with everyone.)

If you’re looking for ways to sneak them in, here’s a cookie made with THREE vegetables. (I’m skeptical. If you try them, please let me know and I’ll share your results with everyone.)

I put cacao nibs (because I had them and didn’t know what else to do with them) in half of the cookie dough, and raisins (for my no-chocolate husband) in the other half. Delicious and easy.

There’s nothing bad about eating a cookie—especially if you already have two vegetables in your lunch and eat fewer refined/wheat-foods overall. That’s better. You’re winning when you eat (and enjoy) a cookie made for you by YOU.