Today’s healthier recipe for coconut no bake cookies comes from my desire to have sweets but my goal to not have too many. I’m 30ish weeks along in my pregnancy and I’ve gained 40 pounds so far. That combined with the fact that I started out 10 pounds too heavy means that I’m feeling huge. I hit my all time high adult weight last week and with months left to go, there’s no way I won’t pass it. I’d be lying if I said that it was all just part of pregnancy and I’m ok with it, but I’m not. Being overweight is really hard on me emotionally (and physically!).
Part of me feels like it isn’t my fault, I’ve tried really hard to be healthy, I stay pretty active, but my body is tired and hurts constantly thanks to some serious SPD that started months ago. By the end of most days I have a hard walking. That being said, I can’t give up completely! I’ve been trying to cut out all sugar and processed foods, including anything with refined grains, and eating a whole lot of vegetables. I’ve been doing great but last Friday I really wanted a treat. I don’t normally love healthy treats but I saw this Coconut No Bake Cookie recipe on Minimalist Baker and I knew they were the treat for me. They are sweet but not too sweet, have that heavenly peanut butter and chocolate combo, have a bit of whole grains and healthy fat… what’s not to love? They were delicious but I was also satisfied with eating a cookie or two. And the plus side (even though I thought of it as a downside) my kids loved them. I also liked that it only made about a dozen cookies. Not too many sitting around tempting me to eat them for breakfast.
Not a coconut lover? I’d still try them. The coconut flavor is pretty subtle.
So now you have a great recipe to try and too much information about my weight. Good thing we’re friends…