Peanut butter and chocolate — the perfect flavor combination. These biscotti are bit more time- and energy-intensive to make than a basic cookie, but at a five-dozen yield, they are certainly worth the effort. Package them up into decorative tins to give away as gifts or set them out on a platter at a party. Each piece is 105 calories and just under 6 grams of fat, so going back for seconds won’t blow your dessert calorie budget.
My top shopping tip: Go to the market on a full stomach. This helps keep your brain and belly focused on the shopping list and makes it less likely to snatch up too many unnecessary goodies, especially in the snack aisle or bakery. Choosing cookies, cakes, pies or fresh breads can be tricky — here are a few tips to make the best choices.
If I could, I’d kick off every morning with something sweet. In my college days, I occasionally snacked on a brownie instead of oatmeal before class. Thankfully, I’m wiser — and healthier — now. But now I’ve got this dessert! Ellie Krieger dubs these her “breakfast cookies” — thanks to the added rolled oats and bran flakes. Try one as a mid-morning snack, paired up with a cup of tea or milk, or as a breakfast on the go.
Watch Ellie prep them in this how-to video. I love how she sneaks in pureed carrot baby food.
“Unsatisfying,” “pricey” and “not eco-friendly” are words you might use to describe these popular packaged snacks. Sure, they’re convenient, but are they really healthy or helpful? I’m not a big fan and here’s why.