Gluten-Free Cookies that Your Family will Gobble Up

The perfect cookie that is also an excellent source of protein with no guilt!

I have a HUGE sweet-tooth! Bring me all the cookies – I don’t discriminate on flavor. The problem is that my waist-line does not love cookies nor does my skin as I tend to have negative reactions to high gluten intake; I try to live Gluten-Free.

I tend to stay away from gluten-free desert options as they tend to be bland and have a weird texture. However, now that my daughter is showing signs of inheriting my Keratosis Pilaris, I have tried to incorporate more gluten-free options for snacks.

My daughter also loves sweets. She really enjoys any time that we get to spend together in the kitchen and I love that it pulls her away from electronics, even if just for a moment.

Meli’s Cookies pack tons of flavor into Gluten-Free and High Protein cookie mixes!

Can I tell you how much we LOVE their Original Monster Mix?! Can I had the actual number of cookies that I ate off the cookie sheet before they even had a chance to cool? It was an embarrassingly large number.

Meli’s Cookies are super easy to make, are pre-packaged for ease, and require very few ingredients. All dry mixes feature high quality ingredients and include gluten-free rolled oats.

gluten-free cookie mix

You will need: a box of Meli’s Cookie dry mix, 1/2 cup of your favorite nut butter, 1 egg, and 4 tablespoons of softened butter.

All ingredients will be added to a large mixing bowl and stirred until combined. Scoop onto a 2 inch ball and add to a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes.

Then try not to burn yourself as you pry them from the pan before they are cool enough to eat.

gluten-free monster cookies

Meli’s Cookies also feature Choco-Lot and Cashewlicious flavors which are both equally delicious. I can attest as these cookies did not last past the first day in my house.

For a healthier option, swap your usual peanut butter choice for PBFit!

Get all the benefits of taste with 83% less fat, 1/3 of the calories, and 8 grams of protein. With three simple ingredients, PBFit is a great option to add to smoothies, pancakes, or waffles to boost protein intake. This powder is all-natural and Gluten-Free.

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Stuffed Burgers- Back To School Recipe
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Who Is Excited About BACK TO SCHOOL  

Me!  That’s right; this mom is way too excited for back to school.  Then it hits me how busy I am going to be. Driving here and there then come home and make dinner-UGH! But this year I have HELP with my back to school recipes- keep reading and you will see who is helping me cook!

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I keep several pints of strawberries in my fridge. We even have a field-trip with her preschool class coming up. We get to tour a local Strawberry Farm and pick our own berries to bring home.

The problem with these sweet berries is that when they’re in season, the go bad quickly. When I overshoot my grocery list and bring too many strawberries home, I have to act fast and find other ways to incorporate them.

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Many years ago, when I got married, one of the gifts my grandmother gave me was a spiral bound recipe book (like the ones that churches are famous for creating). This one was from her own personal church and was filled with many different kinds of recipes contributed by her and other members.

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Mermaid Tail Cupcakes

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I am a fairly new owner of an Instant Pot! I wanted an Instant Pot because I was looking to make healthier and/or quicker meals for my son and myself!

How do you make your life a bit easier for your household? 

Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake
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With my Instant Pot, I’ve been looking at different recipes to try. Since my son loves spaghetti, I’ve made that for us a few times. I still looking for other types of recipes to make.

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Kit Kat Cupcakes
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Even though I am working on losing weight, it doesn’t help that I have a huge sweet tooth! I love my chocolate. I also love cupcakes! Every once in a while, I like to treat my son and me to special treats! I am just getting into baking again. I know I love making pretty creations and I am so excited to share these awesome Kit Kat Cupcakes!

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