My sweet tooth is calling the shots lately, so this week we have another dessert. This recipe is for those moments when you have neither the energy to make a full batch of cookies, or the will power not to eat them all even if you only want one. Plus, who wants to heat up the whole house in the middle of summer for a cookie? So in about 5 minutes, you can have a perfectly portioned, moist, and satisfying dark chocolate chip cookie for only 300 calories.
This week, I will be going to another doctor for yet another round of allergy testing because the "new" symptoms (those making an appearance in the past 4 months) have yet to go away, even after the removal of the 39 reactive foods found in the IgG blood test (below). This office recommended eating "my normal diet" before their round of poking and prodding. It took all the will power I had to resist bursting into uncontrollable laughter. Normal diet, you say? What's that. Lucky for me, this presents a fun food challenge: how much variety can I eat in 3 days?....without exploding at the seams. Muah ha haaa!
In these cookies today, I added some pecans. They're my first +2 in two months. The result? An ocular migraine so intense I experienced partial blindness with aura streaks through my eyes for 20 minutes. No one is more anxious than I am to find out the root cause of what seems like an ever-growing list of foods I can't eat. Do you have any experiences like this? I'd love to hear your personal story....after you're done going to town on this bad ass cookie!
Prep time: >5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Amount Per Serving: one cookie
Calories: 300 (varies with flour, nuts)
*If you don't like the taste of banana, replace with more cashew butter (or nut butter of choice)
Go ahead, indulge a little! :)