When I first started Weight Watchers there one was question that was weighing on my mind.
How am I going to live without chocolate and cookies, but still keep from completely falling off the proverbial diet wagon?
I felt that I had a few options:
1. Decide to abstain completely from all sweets. This seemed like an impossible task. I have been a choc-o-holic for my entire life and I didn’t plan on quitting now. However, I realized that if I nibbled a little, I ended up nibbling a lot. Chewing a lot of gum, drinking hot tea all day- keeping my mouth busy.
2. Decide ahead of time what/how much I’m going to allow myself to sample. Putting it in my tracker before eating it to keep myself accountable.
3. Decide that you’re just going to have a “meal off” from your diet. If you simply cannot resist temptation, don’t torture yourself. Enjoy the meal, enjoy the treats and do not take home any leftovers. Limit it to one meal and week and don’t feel guilty about it (that is what weeklies are for). Plan to get some exercise and start fresh and healthy again the day after.
4. Bake a lower calorie treat to enjoy and/or contribute to whatever party or office celebration you might be attending. This, seemed like the only option to me. I knew the other three points wouldn’t work for how I like to live my life (a.k.a. a tiny amount of chocolate every day after dinner). These cookies are simple to make, and you can have one very large cookies for 75 calories total (or 1 Weight Watcher Freestyle Points).
I love all kinds of cookies. They are the perfect portion controlled sweet treat. Since I started weight watchers, they were what I was missing most. After a lot of trial and error I was able to create this 1 Weight Watchers cookie recipe that helped keep my sugar and chocolate cravings at bay. This easy, light, delicious Weight Watchers cookie recipe will help you stay on track with your weight loss goals while indulging your cookie cravings. These are also flourless! Typically I do not make these cookies with chocolate chips, but when I’m really needing the extra chocolate I will add 11 chocolate chips (per cookie) for an additional point.
Did you know it’s easy to swap ingredients to make a favorite recipe healthier?
Replace half the fat of any cookie recipe with an equivalent amount of unsweetened applesauce or mashed-up, ripe banana (instead of butter or oil). If you do so, always double the amount of vanilla or other spices in the recipe.
I’m here to tell you that you can still get your sweet fix today (or any day) with out blowing your diet!!
I hope you try these Big, Chocolate, Almost Fat-Free Vegan Cookies (Weight Watchers 1 Point)! If you do, please leave a comment below and let me know! I love that with these cookies, you can still have chocolate cookies every single day and easily still stay in line with calories/ Weight Watchers Points.
I plugged this recipe into the Weight Watchers app on my phone and found they were only 1 point each on the new Freestyle Program!
I’m going to give you the recipe, grab another one of these chocolate cookies, and head back outside and enjoy summer! I hope you are doing the same!
1. Preheat oven to 375*.
2. In medium bowl, mash the banana with either a fork or potato masher.
3. Add powered peanut butter and water to the mashed banana. Mix it all together.
4. Add Agave, baking powder, chocolate protein powder, vanilla extract.
5.Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheet (I use Pam).
6. Bake 7 to 9 minutes (centers will be soft).
7. If you are going to add chocolate chips, add them now.
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