- Joined Jan 12, 2011
Does anyone have suggestions for substitutions I can use in my cookies to keep them healthy?
you could go the sneaking in spinach and carrots route. I don't remember the name but there is a cookbook put out by a woman who adds spinach to brownies and carrots to cookies so her kids will eat some vegetables. It's not replacing sugars or gluten free but may interest some people.
I tend to agree. and then again, who says fat, sugar and gluten are unhealthy? Gluten is protein. what is the problem? And we need fats and sugars. Yeah, if you have a specific disease like celiac disease, fairly rare, or a very specific health problem, then maybe there are things you can;t eat, but there are allergies for EVERYTHING, and someone is going to get sick from anything you can make.I am not so sure that cookies are meant to be 'healthy'. Take out the fat, the sugar, the gluten, and well, you no longer have cookies.
IMHO, there are very few unhealthy foods, when eaten in moderation!
Totally right. That's why a lot of pre-made snack diets fail...people aren't satisfied by a shake for breakfast and a shake for lunch...especially when those shakes taste GROSS.Shavy, my impression is that someone might buy the dozen no-sugar, no-fat, whole-not-wheat, no chocolate, carob filled sawdust tasting cookies, and then after eating them, will go eat another dozen really crap-filled cookies, because the "healthy" ones didn;t satisfy them.
Not that I don;t think we can make tasty healthy snacks, if you consider healthy to mean wholesome, that is, not chemical, not growth-induced, not fake-o ingredients. Some of these snacks may have even quite a lot of nutrients (like molasses, oats, raisins).
I just don;t get the idea that butter, eggs, milk and flour are "unhealthy"
Trying to substitute EVERYTHING in a cookie will result in an inferior cookie, always. One needs to be judicious in their application of substitutions and understand that one cookie can't be everything to everyone (ie, low-fat, low-cal, non-dairy, gluten free, vegan, nut-free, raw, etc etc).