Thursday, December 4, 2014

Unique Christmas Cookie Roundup

There was a study recently published analyzing the amount of calories that were eaten by women when they were offered either (a) lower calorie cookies with a "healthier" brand or (b) higher calorie cookies with a "less healthy" brand name.  The results?  The women ate significantly more calories when offered lower calorie cookies.  What is my conclusion? 

1.  Food labels should be read carefully
2. Sticking with the higher calorie option could be more satisfying

Keep that in mind during this holiday season.  If you REALLY want a Christmas cookie, have one. Don't try to "eat around it" by consuming anything OTHER than the cookie (fruit, chocolate chips, anything sweet in the cupboard).  That behavior will likely cause you to consume more calories AND still not be satisfied.

Here is a roundup of some of my ultimate favorite cookie recipes that I have posted on Eighty Twenty.  I will have a new recipe for an amazing cookie coming to you next week!

(Ok I guess I really have a thing for shortbread)

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree! Sometimes I can swap for something healthy and be good, but other times I just need to have a little and then will be fine with being done.

    Thanks for this post! Too bad I already made some oatmeal choc chip cookies for Friday's cookie swap! :)