Healthy Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
Healthy Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies – like red velvet cake but in a palm-sized cookie, and without any butter, oil, refined white sugar, bleached flour and artificial food coloring! And only 65 calories a cookie? Go ahead, have another one, no guilt involved!
As a student majoring in Nutritional Sciences who spends way too much time at the library and on campus taking nutrition/dietetics classes, I usually find myself surrounded by people like me — people who try to live healthy lifestyles, eat nutritious food, stay active, have fun, be happy, etc.
But, every once in a while I get a little reminder that not everyone is on the same path as us, and sometimes, that they don’t even want to be. Just the other day as I was standing at the checkout line at Costco, the checkout employee asked if I liked to eat healthy.
I guess my purchase stood out just a tad compared to the typical Costco customer’s purchase (maybe it was my pound of organic spinach, or the cage-free/organic eggs, organic chicken, grass-fed bison, Greek yogurt and
vodka unsweetened almond milk that tipped him off?)
I replied with a simple, “Yes,” and we talked about how it’s important to eat healthy. After a couple of minutes he said it’s hard for him to eat healthy because he doesn’t like “rabbit food.”
I was a little shocked.
Did he consider my Costco purchase to be rabbit food?
Do other people think I eat like a rabbit?
My initial shock turned into confusion (mostly because I didn’t even buy carrots, and I usually do, haha) because I don’t feel like I eat bunny chow. I mean, as I unloaded the groceries into my car, I could see how boring and plain everything looked, but that’s because it hasn’t been prepared yet! I don’t like buying pre-made food because it’s always super processed, artificial, overly salted, overly sweetened… basically overly everything. I wish I could show people (especially that Costco employee) that when prepared correctly, healthy food can taste
good damn delicious.
OH WAIT, that’s why I made this blog!
*smacks self in head*
this rabbit food these chewy, chocolatey, rich and (secretly healthy) Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies. Because dessert is for humans, carrots are for rabbits 😉
The cookies will be extremely delicate when they’re hot out of the oven, so don’t man handle them… yet 😉
Mmmmm! Fudgy Red Velvet goodness