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The Quickest Ginger Cookies You Will Ever Make!

So... we made a gingerbread house tonight! And no, not the crazy vegetable one that's floating around social media! Although that's pretty cool looking, we had a normal, ol' store bought, SUGARY, extremely fake gingerbread house! haha

A Gingerbread house, in a sugar free home!

So here's how it went down. [Let me preface for anyone that's new around here, this January I will have been sugar free for 3 years! NO REFINED SUGAR IN MY HOME, or for my kiddos, so there's that....]

My son has been asking to make one since we've been seeing them around the store, and since his Mimi was visiting we decided this was a great time for it. So we got it, and I already thought...if he asks, I'll give him like 1-2 pieces of candy. (I let him have some sugar at my discretion....ex: they give kids 1 piece of candy after gymnastics...I don't love it, but I don't take it away either)

So...we get started, and there's no word of wanting candy. To him, it's just decorations, which makes sense, since literally he's never eaten any of those candies before. 

My 1 year old wanted up to the table a licked a piece once or twice. 

So I'm thinking..."WOW, this is amazing! #MomWin !!!!!!"

Then as soon as we finish, he says..."CAN WE EAT IT NOW!????" So excitedly.....hahahahaha

Guess we weren't doing as well as I thought. I immediately followed that with. "No, [calmly] but we can make some of our own ginger cookies! And we can make them into designs too!"

So that's exactly what we did, and these cookies that I've been making all the time, turned out amazing, even rolled out and using cookie cutters on! 

Also, did I mention, they are the quickest ginger cookies you will ever make! PLUS GLUTEN, EGG, DAIRY, SUGAR FREE!!! What!?!?! 

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GINGER COOKIE- Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Sugar FREE! & So easy!
They were a hit with everyone! 

They were a hit with everyone! 

GINGER COOKIES! 

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup MOM FUEL Plant & Collagen Protein Powder (vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Put all ingredients into a mixture and mix until combined
  • Put mixture between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out
  • Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut
  • Bake 8-10minutes

*You can also roll into 1-1.5 inch balls and then flatten them out with a fork (kind of like you do with peanut butter cookies! I do this on a normal basis, this time we just made them special! 

This is how the regular ones come out! 

This is how the regular ones come out! 

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REMEMBER: tag me in a pic if you try the recipe! I love seeing your creations!

xoxo

Brittany

Why I Gave Up Dairy...

Yep, that's right...this cheese loving woman gave up DAIRY! Not forever though, don't you worry! Part of my Beyond the Body Boot Camp is that I challenge my ladies to give up dairy for our 4 weeks together. 

"But Why?" you ask. 

Dairy can affect our body in so many ways. From gut issues like gas and bloating, to skin issues. It's a food that a lot of us may have sensitivities to, or might even be totally intolerant without fully realizing it. 

My friend Jasmin Niemiec from Coach Jasmin says it this way.

"A MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA HAVE GROWN UP ON BREADS AND MILK, SO WE HAVE GOTTEN USED TO FEELING BLOATED OR HAVING AN UPSET STOMACH AND NEVER KNEW TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT."

Plus, in other studies I've done, specifically the Virgin Diet by JJ Virgin, she talks a lot about this. So I decided it was time to test the waters. I encourage anyone that often times feels bloated, or has an upset stomach to try giving it up for a little while. Then, after the body has detoxed from dairy for a while, slowly add it back in and see if your body reacts to it. If it does, that doesn't mean you are intolerant, you just might have a sensitivity to it. Go a little longer without it, 3-6 months. Then slowly add it back in and test your body yet again. (This is a great thing to do with gluten as well). 

Over the past month or more I have been eating so much cheese. Daily for lunch I had cheese. I love it! I love going to a winery and getting the cheese platters. My favorite lunch to make is a fancy, adult-style lunchable. (with the good aka real cheese and meat) And I have noticed that the little bumps my family tends to have on our arms were coming in full force. After just a week and a half off of dairy, those bumps are slowly going away, which I am thrilled about! 

Here's an awesome video by Coach Jasmin where she discusses why she gets her runners to give up both Dairy & Gluten

If you decide you want to try going dairy free, here's a few places to watch for dairy: 

  • yogurt
  • cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • ice cream
  • whey protein/bars with whey in it
  • cottage cheese
  • dressings
  • creamy soups and sauces
  • desserts

I would love to hear if you have given up dairy and if you've seen some changes from it! 

Also, I am currently registering people for my next BEYOND THE BODY BOOT CAMP starting August 22nd! I would love for you to be a part of this group! Set up a consult with me to discuss your goals and pain points, or check out the details and register HERE.

XOXO

Brittany