Fudgy No Bake Quinoa Cookies - THM-E - Low Fat - Gluten Free

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 I came up with this recipe one day when trying to find new ways to eat quinoa. Quinoa has been a game changer for me! I first decided to try quinoa after listening to Pearl talk on the Poddy about how much quinoa helps her headaches. I've suffered from migraines since I was a teenager. Giving up sugar, and following the THM lifestyle has helped tremendously, but when I started incorporating quinoa into my diet, they were drastically reduced even more. I don't even remember the last time I had a migraine (knock on wood), and if you have ever suffered from a migraine you know that is something to celebrate! 

I had been eating a delicious quinoa bowl for lunch every day when I realized how much quinoa was helping my health. It consisted of one cup of cooked quinoa, one can (drained) chicken, melted Light Laughing Cow cheese, pico de gallo, and Tajin seasoning. I really loved it, but it started getting old having it day after day, and I'm not a fan of having a sweet quinoa bowl for breakfast like some people are. This recipe came about as a need to find more ways to get quinoa in me!

Not only does quinoa help with migraines, it provides all nine essential amino acids, provides antioxidents, helps protect against heart disease, helps prevent type 2 diabetes, and helps with allergies and asthma.

For this recipe you will need:

1 cup of cooked white quinoa

4 and 1/2 Tbsp. THM Gentle Sweet or equivalent sweetener

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 cup prepared Koach Kanada's Real Deal Peanut Butter (this is so good!)

pinch of mineral salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Combine all ingredients together, and mix well. Scoop onto the lined baking sheet. I use this cookie scoop for this. I get about 10-12 cookies out of one batch.

Place baking sheet in freezer and allow to set for a few hours or until fully hardened. Store in freezer, and enjoy straight out of the freezer. (Don't allow to sit outside of freezer for longer than 10 minutes or they will become too messy to eat).

I usually eat 2 or sometimes 3 of these at a time. They only have about 3 to 4 carbs per cookie for anyone interested in that info.

Looking for more quinoa recipes? Give this one a try!

*Please Note- Depending on how moist your quinoa is (this may depend on the brand or how it was cooked), you may need to add a little water to your mixture to get it to come together. I have never had to do this, but I have gotten feedback from someone that they needed to.


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