September 11, 2014

It's almost 3:00 and I can feel the midday munchies coming on. At our offices there are usually little bites floating around, like cookies that someone brought from home or leftover pie from the Test Kitchens. They're normally sweet things, which can be good if you need a blood sugar boost, but not good if you're trying to eat healthy. I don't care how strict your diet is, if a warm slice of pie shows up on your desk mid-afternoon, you're going to throw caution to the wind and devour that sucker like it's the first meal you've eaten in days. Enter regret and soon after, the dreaded sugar crash. What's a hungry girl to do?

Milk, meet your new best friend. Pie, meet your worst enemy. At just 94 calories a pop, Chocolate-Cherry Heart Smart Cookies might just be the sinless snack to save your diet from those doughnuts lurking in the break room. Plus, they taste a heck of a lot better than those 100-calorie snack bars sitting in your pantry.

Bittersweet chocolate and cherries are a match made in heaven, and it just so happens that they share similar heart health benefits. With these cookies, it's all about moderation. Sneak one or two into your lunch bag to prevent you from eating 17 in one sitting. The recipe makes 30 cookies, so you'll have enough to get you (and a few friends) through the week!

 

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