Adding to our healthy cookie list
Maybe it's because we just completed a post about healthy eating for kids, or maybe it's because we just love cookies, or maybe it's simply that we get excited when we find a treat that tastes good and has sensible nutrition properties.
This is not a new topic for the Team. Not long ago, we posted a healthy cookie comparison. We have another pick to add to our athletic-minded traveler list and it comes from Trader Joe's.
The bite-size Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with 100% whole wheat and contain an impressive 3 grams of fiber per 8 cookie serving. Brown sugar is the first ingredient and the cookies are sweet, but flavorful. An 8 cookie serving (28 grams) has 130 calories, 6 grams total fat (2g saturated), 7 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.
We like the little cookie approach. Two are enough -- You certainly don't need nor crave all 8. And for the kids, it's an easy way to keep the serving size in check. Also, unlike those little Chips Ahoy "thin crisps", these taste like cookies!
The sugar content is actually very reasonable. If you eat a full 8 cookie serving, seven grams of sugar is pretty low as compared to kid-marketed energy bars, other cookies, and even many cereals. I was recently shocked by the tiny Cascadian Farm chocolate chip chewy granola bar's 12 grams of sugar! And for its 35 gram serving (only slightly larger than the cookies). it had a measly 1 gram of fiber and 2 grams of protein. I'd rather give my child the cookies!
** They are not vegan and contain eggs.