I saw a recipe recently for edible cookie dough that called for about a stick of butter and lots of sugar. It looked amazing, but I try to avoid consuming mass amounts of sugar and also aim to reach my macronutrient goals which limits my fat intake. SO, I made my own!
I wanted to keep it relatively low-fat, not because fat is necessarily *bad* for you – it’s a very important part of a healthy diet – but just to maintain balanced macros (for what this means or why it’s important, catch my post The why…) and to make it perfect to eat right before or after a workout!
For the macronutrients of this recipe, I made about 1.5cups worth (315g) and per 1/4c serving (60g), it has 11g of protein, 20g of carbs, and 9g of fat, which makes it a pretty awesome pre/post work-out snack! Around your workout time is the ideal time to consume the majority of your daily carbohydrates because your body needs to use them to provide/replenish your energy, especially carbs from a quick digesting source like graham crackers and maple syrup (which are the main sources of carbs in this recipe). There is also a good amount of protein to provide those building blocks needed for muscle maintenance/building which is especially important around workout time. It’s best to keep fat consumption minimal before a workout because some research shows that consuming fats with other foods slows the digestion of those foods and therefore the energy that you get from those foods. That is a good thing in general because it will help you feel more full for longer, but right before a workout we want to digest and get ready to use all of our nutrients immediately, not have them sitting in our stomachs (which could also cause some belly-ache action).
So here’s the easy & quick recipe, hope you enjoy it! If you make it, post a picture and tag me on Instagram; @danielletkearns.
Macro-friendly Edible Cookie Dough;
Graham Crackers – 5 sheets
Almond Butter – 3tbsp
Nonfat Greek Yogurt – 100g (about 1/2 c)
Maple Syrup – 15g (about 1tbsp)
Chocolate Chips – 50g (about 1/4c … I used mini ones)
Vanilla Whey Protein – 30g (1 scoop for most brands)
Vanilla Extract – 1/2tsp
Nutmeg – 1/2 tsp (or to your liking)
- Smash up the Graham Crackers until they’re just crumbs
- Add in the remaining ingredients and mix completely!
- Let chill for about 10 minutes
- Enjoy 🙂