Welcome to Busy Women Mealtime Makeover! Whether you are one of the lovely busy ladies participating in the makeover or just interested in taking your meals up a notch – girl, do I have some rockin’ recipes for you! From now until March 2nd, I’ll be featuring twelve new delicious makeover-friendly recipes. These recipes are from other busy women like me and you! This week, we are focusing on eating more winter foods. (And if you want to join in and get the entire makeover PDF complete with meal plans, shopping lists and recipes, videos and photos of me cooking for added support, weekly emails with additional recipes and kitchen tips and tricks and access to our online forum, you can totally start a few days late – click here and sign up!)
Yes, I said chocolate chip cookie dough. Yes, there is a way to make this treat guilt-free. Damn, my friend Megan is good. Megan is one busy lady. She is a mother of 3, business owner, wife... oh, and her and her husband are in the process of adopting a child from Africa. How cool is that? Check out Megan's adoption story. So inspiring.
Megan, you are busy, right? How do you get a decent, healthy dessert on the table?
I am a sucker for cookie dough. My family has essentially given up even having the intention of baking the cookies. We are just completely content with the dough itself. In my ‘not concerned about health’ stage my husband and I used to go to Papa Murphy’s, buy the tub of cookie dough, and eat that. The thought of that makes me cringe now! This recipe is a much better option! Our family makes it dairy free so my daughter, who has a dairy allergy, can indulge with us too. It is a win-‐win. Super easy and quick to make. Only 6 ingredients and you only need a blender. No eggs so you don’t need to worry about getting sick. And much less sugar and ingredients than any store bought option. Try it out! Then you won’t have to feel guilty about giving in to your sweet tooth!
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
2/3 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate chips (we use dairy free buy anything will work!)
Put the cashews, oats, and salt together in a blender or food processer. I love using my Vitamix for this! Blend them together until they are the consistency of flour. Next, add your maple syrup and vanilla extract. Blend until the dough comes together. Then add the chocolate chips. You can either add them by hand or pulse them a few times in the blender/food processor. Scoop the dough onto a plate. Using your hands, roll the dough into balls. If the dough is too sticky, refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Store in the freezer or enjoy right away!
Learn more about Megan and her business, Firm Foundation Health, over here.
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