Yes, it’s true! I stumbled upon a recipe for fat-burning cookies and not only did I make a batch but they actually do work! A friend of mine was flipping through an Oxygen Magazine and the picture of the cookies and title caught my eye. I made a copy of the page and was eager to try the recipe since the cookies claim to contain, “six slimming ingredients that fight cravings and blast fat”. WOW! They were excellent and I discovered that these fat-burning cookies did, in fact, help my cravings throughout the day when eaten in the morning or before a workout.
Almost everyone is trying to lose weight or watch what they eat, so I say sharing tips, ideas, and recipes are excellent ways to help motivate one another! Also, the article explains why the key ingredients burn fat and fight cravings; Cinnamon keeps your blood sugar in check, slow-digesting protein from cottage cheese paired with fast-digesting whey protein powder to steadily suppress appetite, whole-wheat flour for energy-revving B vitamins, oats for their anti-inflammatory poly-phenols and beta-glucan, which along with healthy fats from walnuts promote a feeling of fullness that subdues cravings. Last but definitely not least are the chocolate chips which will fix your craving for chocolate!
Oxygen Magazine’s Fat-Burning Cookie Recipe
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
2 cups whey protein powder
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups low-fat, small curd cottage cheese
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine first 4 ingredients in large bowl and blend with a fork. In a seperate bowl, combine next 5 ingredients and whisk together with a fork, electric mixer, or food processor. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients with a fork. Mix in oats, chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an oiled or parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes until the cookies are slightly brown on top. *Total prep time and baking is 45 minutes. *Maks 38 servings. Nutrients per serving (2 cookies). Calories: 99, Total Fats: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 72 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 11 g, Dietary Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 5 g, Protein: 7 g, Iron: 0mg.