Julies Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Who doesn’t love the simple pleasure of devouring a fresh chocolate chip cookie? After being gluten free for over a year now I have tried A LOT of gluten free chocolate chip cookies- some homemade, some store bought but, I never found one that I loved that met the standards of a regular cookie. A few months ago, I visited my boyfriend’s aunt in Boston and on our way out she handed us each a brown paper lunch bag filled with her homemade gluten free chocolate chip cookies. By the end of the trip (3 hours from Boston to NYC) my bag was practically done. These were the best ever gluten free chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had! Plus, they are made with very few ingredients, are high in protein, have no added sugar, no eggs, and no butter and are extremely easy to make.

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Quinoa Pasta with Superfood Pesto

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I call this “Superfood” pesto because I have replaced the usual ingredients of pesto with some unbelievably nutrient rich ingredients. Not only do kale and spinach have zero fat and are high in fiber they are both filled with powerful antioxidants and high in vitamins K, A, C, high in calcium and high in iron. As a matter of fact kale has more iron per calorie than beef! Walnuts are high in fiber, antioxidants, magnesium and vitamins. They are high in protein and contain healthy fats that your body craves including Omega 3.

This recipe is perfect for a side dish or for a quick and easy meal!

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Avocado Toast

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Yes, avocados are high in fat but it’s the incredibly good for you kind of fat. The nutrients in an avocado have the power to protect you from heart disease, have anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits. Plus, they are packed with Vitamins A, B, C & E, have more potassium than a banana and a lot of fiber which means it will keep you fuller for longer. AKA they are a SUPER FOOD.

 This recipe for avocado toast is one of the simplest, quickest most delicious and healthiest recipes ever and is perfect for lunch or even a snack. So, no excuses!

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