sugar free cookies

Girl Scout TAGALONG Cookies [the Healthy Kind}

That's right you guys....I straight up did it again! 

Last year I made some bomb, sugar free, gluten free Samoa Girl Scout Cookies....you can snag that recipe HERE! 

And this year I just had to try another recipe, and Oh my word these cookies are amazing! Very simple to make, incredibly tasty, and gives you all the Girl Scout feels without all of the junk or added sugar! Plus with a little hidden gem in them! 

What could be hidden under all of this goodness you ask....??

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COLLAGEN! 

I used the Collagen Hydrolysate from Great Lakes Gelatin, which is perfect for baking because it dissolves in water, and doesn't have to alternate any of the other ingredients. I love adding this stuff to just about anything I bake so that I make it healthier, and with so many added benefits. 

Here's a few of the benefits you AND THE KIDS can get from using Collagen in your treats! 

  • Amazing for your hair, nail, and especially your SKIN! And as a newly 30 year old mama of 2, I'm all about keeping my skin looking nice and young! Can I get a "Yes & Amen" from my other mamas out there?!?!
  • For kiddos, it allows you to give them extra protein in their diet. Which who doesn't need a snack or treat that's extra filling for your kiddo! Maybe then you can get a bigger gap between their next moment of begging for more food! 
  • These days we need all of the HEALTHY GUT foods we can get. And starting your kiddos out with a healthy gut as early as possible is so helpful for their long term health. Collagen/Gelatin helps to increase gastric acid secretion in the gut and also helps to restore a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach. What does this do you ask? Well it helps keep the cells in the tummy healthy, which could help them avoid Leaky Gut which so many American's have these days, due to what we are eating. 
  • It's great for your bones and joints! Which for kiddos is awesome as they are growing, but even for adults this is helpful! How many people are walking around in pain from inflammation in the joints!?!? The amino acids in Collagen help to keep your cartilage and joints healthy, plus studies have even shown that gelatin can reduce the inflammation associated with arthritis.

Use code GLGLife20 for 20% off of Great Lakes Gelatin products! 

CLICK TO TWEET--Collagen reduces arthritis

TAGALONG Girl Scout Cookie Copy cat recipe! NO SUGAR, plus packed with Collagen!

TAGALONG [Sugar Free] Girl Scout Cookies

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1/2 cup grass fed butter softened

  • 1/4 cup monkfruit

  • 1/4 cup Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate (GLGLife20 for 20% off)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp pink Himilayan Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 2-3 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 pack [Sugar Free] Chocolate Chips

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  • Preheat the oven to 350, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

  • In a mixer, cream together the butter and monk fruit. Once creamed together, add in the Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate

  • Add in flour and salt, and mix. Then add the almond milk and vinalla until blended

  • Taking a piece of parchment paper, put all of the dough inside of it, creating a long, 2" round log. (mine went the entire width of the parchment paper, about 1.5ft long, and 2" thick) Keep it in the  parchment paper and freeze for 15-20minutes

  • Take the log out and cut it into 1/4" thick circles (mine made about 33 cookies). Bake for 12-15minutes, then cool on a rack

  • Mix together the peanut butter and coconut oil, microwave for 15-30 seconds. (If you have a peanut butter that is already creamy/runny, SKIP THIS PART, and don't add the coconut oil. **Feel free to add another 1/4 cup of Collagen to the peanut butter as well here**

  • Place a 1/4" thick amount of peanut butter on top of the cookie, smashing it down so that it fills the entire top of the cookie. Freeze for about 10 minutes

  • Melt the chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave. Cooking for only 15-30 seconds at a time and stirring to make sure they don't burn. Dip the cookies in the chocolate and freeze until the chocolate sets!

ENJOY ONE OF YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES MADE SUGAR FREE, AND WITH THE ADDED BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN! 

Check out my Facebook Live where I chat about the benefits of Collagen and how I add it to the things I bake. Plus join me as we put the finishing touches on our Tagalong Cookies!

CLICK TO TWEET--TAGALONG COOKIE RECIPE!

Use code GLGLife20 for 20% off of Great Lakes Gelatin products! 

As always, please share pics and tag me @BrittanySuell if you make and enjoy these with the fam! 

xoxo

Brittany

DISCLAIMER: I received this product free for my honest opinion and use of it through my partnership with Fit Approach. All opinions are my own.

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!?!?! 

CLICK HERE TO TWEET & SHARE THE RECIPE!

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! 

CLICK HERE TO TWEET & SHARE THE RECIPE!

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

xoxo

Brittany

Honey Stinger Gingersnap Waffle---turned into Healthy Cookies!

Yep I did it! I took the Honey Stinger Ginger Snap Waffle, which I fell deeply in love with back in March-April when I was training for the Big D Half Marathon, and I made a Healthy Cookie taste (almost) just like them. Sugar Free, Grain Free, Healthy Gingersnap Cookies

Well, they weren't quite as tasty because they didn't have the yummy, chewy-ness inside of them, but still....for being a no-grain, sugar free cookie, these things were DANG GOOD!

You see, I never used to eat gingersnaps. I might have had one in my lifetime, but when I was at mile 6 during a training run and I tasted that Honey Stinger Gingersnap Waffle, I was like WOAH! Seriously incredible, and I had to have some Gingersnap cookies. 

So...I made it happen! 

And what a great way to celebrate NATIONAL RUNNING DAY too! Taking the best mid-run fuel that I have tasted and making it into healthy cookies and sharing the recipe with you! So run to the store, get the ingredients, and make these cookies to CELEBRATE! Plus, have absolutely no guilt while eating them.

Grain Free, Sugar Free, Guilt Free, Healthy Gingersnap Cookies! 

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But before we get to the recipe, let's talk about NATIONAL RUNNING DAY! 

First off, be sure to enter my AMAZING GIVEAWAY for some TIUX Compression socks HERE! Giveaway ends this weekend, and you are definitely going to want some of these to make your runs that much better!

Why do you run!?!? Please share in the comments! And go HERE to make one of these awesome banners of your own to share to everyone and tell them why you run! 

National Running Day plus a Honey Stinger Gingersnap Waffle Healthy Cookie Recipe!

I remember in 2012 when we ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon, we over heard someone say they run because they can. That one day they may not be able to, so for now, they run! And that really stuck with both my mom and myself! So true! I love that. So today I celebrate running, BECAUSE I CAN! 

 

Now, to celebrate with these healthy cookies! 

Grain Free, Sugar Free, Guilt Free, Healthy Gingersnap Cookies!

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