Chocolate Chip PMS Cookies, the name says it all! These babies have 10 grams of protein but no protein powder, are sweet and crunchy with a chewy center, plus oozing with chocolate!
You guys, this might be my most favorite cookies I have ever made in my entire life. No, really. I rarely ever get the urge to bake, you know, during that special time of the month.
But last month, during all the moving craziness these cookies were the only thing keeping my PMS totally under control. This month I impulsed purchased mini ice cream sandwiches and chocolate covered bananas.
So far, the mini ice cream sandwiches were a fail, they taste good but hurt my stomach. I’m really wishing I had some of the cookies left, but we ate them all. I think I gave a few away, but mostly we ate them. Sorry, not sorry.
I’m not gonna lie, after 5 years of absent cycles I still have a little party every month when aunt flow bangs on the door. I happily let her in and offer her (meaning myself) cookies because I’m so excited.
One, because I’m eternally grateful things, are working the way they should and two because I’m not ready for kids, yet. Let me tell you that’s usually a brief happy moment, then I’m cursing my uterus and hormones like any normal female.
Some months things are more balanced than others, last month the stress was FOR REAL, the PMS was raging and so was the need for cookies. I’m not saying you should stuff yourself full of cookies every time you get the craving or every month.
What kind of Dietitian would I be???? I am saying that restriction is the enemy of a happy healthy body and you can find a compromising spot.
These cookies are crunchy and sweet with a chewy center, like cookies should be. However, they are made from filling healthy ingredients, they even have 10 grams of protein per cookie without the use of protein powder! What?!?!?
On the last survey, so many of you guys said you were struggling with sugar cravings and a sweet tooth. For me, and many of my Hungry Hobby RD clients, sugar is a part of our diet that we’ve had an evolving relationship with.
It’s important to reduce your sugar cravings by gaining control of them using these tips. But also, take a second to think about how you view sweets? Do you view them as forbidden fruit sent to make you miserable in avoiding them and miserable when you eat them?
You are unlikely to ever gain control of your sugar cravings if you view sugar as an all-time forbidden fruit. You are a grown ass Woman (I doubt any men are reading this PMS post unless they are desperately trying to cure a spouse.
If that’s you, you might want to ask the crazy woman what she would like and then promptly supply it. It’s better for everyone involved if you don’t guess, ask Mr. Hungry), you decide when you can have a cookie and when sugar is getting the best of you.
That’s adulting, and it’s awesome. Speaking of that, I’ve got to go adult all day now at a wellness event. Hope you have a good one, make these cookies, they are freaking amazing!
PS On the real, the Dietitian in me had to add this. If you struggle with PMS like all the time and it’s out of control, I don’t think that’s normal and you don’t have to live that way. Not saying cookies won’t help, just saying there is more you can do to help yourself! In included some resources below!
- Seed Cycling for Amenorrhea, PMS, or irregular periods
- How to Make Your Hormone Works for You (what to eat/how to train)
- Iron Foods, Functions, and Facts (related)
Chocolate Chip PMS Cookies
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Chocolate Chip PMS Cookies
- Combine dry ingredients (coconut sugar, coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking soda and baking powder, salt) in a large bowl.
- Combine wet ingredients (egg, coconut oil, almond butter, and vanilla extract) in a medium bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until cookie dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a cookie scoop, place cookies 2 inches apart on baking pan. Place the entire pan in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- When you have 5 minutes left of freezing, preheat the oven to 350F.
- Take pan directly from freezer to oven and bake for 16-20 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
- Nutrition calculation for 15 cookies EXACTLY
- Tapioca flour may also be called cassava. It is also sometimes called starch instead of flour, it’s all the same.
- I used milk chocolate chips, but if you need to be dairy free use dairy free chocolate chips.
- If your pan won’t fit in the freezer, freeze the cookie dough for 15-20 minutes then place it on the pan before baking.
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