Chocolate and peppermint go together like peanut butter and jelly, like thunder and lightning, like socks and shoes. Unfortunately, chocolate and peppermint don’t typically mesh well with a goal to lose weight.
Around this time of year, many people give up on their weight loss goals and go all out, promising to get back on track with the start of the New Year. We understand that you don’t want to miss out on the festivities and the holiday treats, but completely throwing your goals out of the window is extremely counterproductive. Luckily, there are ways to enjoy yourself without completely going off the rails.
Take these chocolate peppermint cookies. Although they’re still a treat, they’re jam packed with healthy ingredients that allow you to indulge without the guilt. Make these for your next holiday party, and you’ll be able to partake without feeling bad about it. Bonus points: they’re delicious.
What You Need:
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- Optional: shredded coconut, crushed peppermint candy, peanuts
What To Do: