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FOOD for the SOUL

Nourishing our bodies with food is like tending to a garden. If we want to be healthy, we need to provide the nutrients that will allow our bodies to generate healthy cells. In times of stress this is even more important because stress depletes our bodies of vital nutrients. At the same time, for many of us, stress triggers cravings for sweet comfort foods. Fortunately we can easily create treats ourselves. Fast, easy, and delicious is my kitchen motto. Here is one of my daughter’s favourites – no bake, gluten free cookies.

NUT/SEED BUTTER – OAT – COCONUT COOKIES

Ingredients:
1/2 cup nut butter (I use almond butter)
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 – 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups quick rolled oats (gluten free)
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Directions:
In a bowl, mix together all ingredients, except for oats and coconut;
Add oats and coconut, stir until well mixed;
Drop one spoonful at a time on a cookie shoot (prepared with parchment paper);
Place cookie sheet in freezer (30-45 minutes);
Store cookies in airtight container in fridge or freezer

Be CREATIVE and come up with your own variations of this basic recipe. ENJOY but remember, these cookies are still treats!