Walking down the packaged dessert aisle can be both confusing and overwhelming. With so many options for store-bought cookies, it can be hard to choose the brand that’s right for your lifestyle. While nearly all cookies go against a healthy eating pattern, there are a few better-for-you brands that are changing the game by limiting junky preservatives and catering to certain dietary restrictions. By taking away many unhealthy ingredients and replacing them with nourishing ones, these 6 brands have created delicious cookies that prove you can indulge mindfully.
ginnybakes Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bliss
Made from organic gluten-free rolled oats, organic dark chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and coconut oil, these ginnybakes minis take your oatmeal cookie to the next level. Unlike the classic Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookie, you won’t find partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial flavoring on a ginnybakes ingredient list.
Emmy’s Lemon Ginger Macaroons
These macaroons are made from almond flour, organic coconut, organic lemon powder, organic ground ginger, organic extra virgin coconut oil, and are sweetened with raw agave nectar. One of these lemony treats is only 100 calories and contains only 5 grams of sugar. The ginger aftertaste of this cookie leaves your mouth feeling fresh, which isn’t usually the feeling you get after chowing down a cookie. But hey, we’ll take it.
Ona Brownie Cookies
These brownie-flavored cookies are sure to satisfy your craving for a sweet, chocolatey dessert. They are made from almond flour, organic unsweetened cocoa powder, organic walnuts, and are sweetened only with local raw honey. Ona’s cookies should definitely be considered if looking for a tasty alternative to Betty Crocker’s Fudge Brownie. They pack in the same amount of chocolatey goodness without all the corn syrup and partially hydrogenated soybean oil!
Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks
These honey graham sticks are free from hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavors. Made from wheat and graham flours, these sticks contain only 130 calories for every 14 pieces, and pack in a flavorful crunch worth every single bite.
G Momma Buttascotch Oatmeal
These oatmeal cookies are a delicious blend of butterscotch, oats and a touch of cinnamon. G Momma cookies are free from preservatives and high fructose corn syrup and are made with real butter. G Momma suggests you eat these cookies with milk to let the butterscotch melt in your mouth. After trying this suggestion, I will never eat this cookie sans milk ever again.
Lenny & Larry’s Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl
This cookie combines salty peanut butter with the sweet chocolate to give you the best of both worlds. While this cookie contains perhaps the best flavor combination known to man, it also limits junky ingredients. Free from high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, and trans fat, this cookie is a great alternative to other peanut-chocolate combo cookies. With 16 grams of protein derived from pea protein isolate and brown rice protein and 8 grams of fiber, Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookies are sure to keep you full long after eating it. Try this cookie instead of diving into the peanut butter jar spoon first. Trust me, it’s just as satisfying.