How to Hide Nutrition in Cookies

How to Hide Nutrition in Cookies

Adding nutrition to your cookies is easy. Follow these 3 guidelines and you won’t even notice that what you’re eating has healthy properties. For added nutrition use: Whole grain flour  Light tasting olive oil  Shredded zucchini Whole grain flour I have found that whole wheat flour and oat flour can be used in any cookie

Adding nutrition to your cookies is easy. Follow these 3 guidelines and you won’t even notice that what you’re eating has healthy properties.

For added nutrition use:

  1. Whole grain flour 
  2. Light tasting olive oil 
  3. Shredded zucchini

Whole grain flour


I have found that whole wheat flour and oat flour can be used in any cookie recipe. A combination of both flours gives your cookies a wonderful soft texture, as well as the healthy properties of whole grains. According to WebMD whole grains help you feel full so you don’t eat as much, lowers your risk of heart disease, and helps you boost your immune system.


Light Tasting Olive Oil

This is a great substitute for butter. I like not having to wait for the butter to soften, but more importantly olive oil has antioxidants. The Mayo Clinic reports that the fat in olive oil is a good fat. That means olive oil can help lower your risk of heart disease. Use light tasting olive oil, otherwise your cookies will taste of olives.

Shredded Zucchini

Here’s an easy way to get more vegetables in your diet. Zucchini is high in fiber but low on taste. If you’re squeamish about having green in your cookies, peel the zucchini first then shred. Add one cup of zucchini to your cookie recipe and bake for 2-3 minutes longer than the recipe says. The zucchini will make your cookies have a cake-like texture.

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