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Thursday
Oct112012

New Cookbook! Super Healthy Cookies

Today I had a great visit with Hallie Klecker of Daily Bites.

In a Google+ Hangout we talked about juicing, her mother's influence on her in the kitchen, and her latest cookbook Super Healthy Cookies: 50 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes for Delicious & Nutritious Treats. If you missed it, you can watch it here:

 

Hallie is a shining star in the gluten free, whole foods community. This new book is just an example of the kind of contribution she is making.

I don't know about you, but I am seeing an encouraging trend. More and more people are swinging back to a purer, wholesome way of eating—making wiser choices, adding more vegetables, good fats, and quality proteins to their diet.

As we make these positive changes Hallie reminds us that, for most, the occasional treat is okay ... when made with healthier ingredients. Hallie skillfully coaches us on how to sparingly, but effectively, sweeten treats with the natural sweeteners like honey, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and dried fruit versus cups upon cups of refined sugar.

I have made four recipes from this book. And each one has satisfied! Hallie has agreed to share her recipe for Chunky Monkey Cookies (pictured above, page 26). I finally had to stick them in the freezer. Leaving them on the counter was just too tempting :).

For those with food allergies and/or sensitivities, the appendix of Super Healthy Cookies is full of helpful tips on how to substitute healthier ingredients in your baking as well as a guide for quickly finding the recipes in the book that are nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and even vegan. Nuts and some grains are used (like oats and rice) ... refined sugar is not.

You can bet that this will be my holiday gift to friends and family. A little indulgence without all the guilt.

Oh, and I am happy to say that I played a little part in producing this baby. When I am not blogging or "mommying" I freelance as a graphic designer and this project was my first book design gig. Thank you Hallie for trusting me with the design and production of this rockin' book. It was an absolute joy to work with you.

Win a Cookbook!

This giveaway is closed. Congratulations Traci who commented "Looks like an awesome cookbook! Need healthy cookie recipes :)" — you won!

Hallie would like to send one Lexie's Kitchen reader a copy of Super Healthy Cookies. Enter by 4:00 pm (PST) October 15, 2012.

1. FOR ONE CHANCE TO WIN, leave a comment at the end of this post.

2. For a ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN, share this post with your friends on Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Facebook or other social media and leave an additional comment saying you did so.

3. For a yet ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN, add me to your circles on Google+ (what is Google+) OR post this review to your Google+ stream and leave an additional comment saying you did so.

Reader Comments (79)

I would LOVE a copy of the book! I'm an avid cook and have recently undertaken the goal of getting my family healthier and this would be a wonderful resource for me to keep my 8 year old boy (and 43 year old boy) happy. :)

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Whitlock

I'm always looking for gluten-free, dairy-free sweets and would loooove to win a copy of this cookbook!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

P.S. I shared this on Facebook and Google + as well!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Looks like an awesome cookbook! Need healthy cookie recipes :)

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTraci

My boys are active and seem to always be hungry! Love finding new ways to give them healthy snack options. Thanks!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTracy Sylven

Shared on facebook :) Thank you!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTraci

I would love to win your cookbook. We have been on a non processed food lifestyle going on 3.5 years now. Wow an amazing journey it has been.

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTina

This recipe is delish! Excited to possibly see the whole book!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHyacynth

I would love this cookbook. Just exploring what not eating gluten does to my body... and I like it! I don't have a gluten allergy but I do notice myself more lethargic and puffy when I eat gluten.

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLee Bednar

posted on facebook and pinned on pinterest!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLee Bednar

I would love to win this cookbook. I live in a smaller town and the library is my only way of getting of getting books that I can use to try out new recipes.

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKasey Sims

I would use this cookbook so much as a gluten and dairy free person. Its nice to have resources that you enjoy life instead of feeling like everything is off limits.

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristie Jensen

I pinned this on pinterest.

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristie Jensen

I'm so excited! Finding healthy, low sugar, gluten free AND egg free cookies is like striking gold. Fingers crossed- I hope to win!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCandice

I also shared on my facebook page, of course. :)

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCandice

I would LOVE a copy if this cookbook! We are gfdf and mostly vegetarian with exception of eggs and fish. My journey into the gf world started with my step son who has Autism - due to a lot of oral defensiveness as well as food addiction he was very limited on what he would eat, after removing gluten and dairy and taking a " make every bit count" approach to my cooking and baking Brice made great strides. Fast forward a 4 years I began to suffer arthritis (at 27) and had an infant who screamed All. Of. The. Time. So I adopted the gf lifestyle within 24 hours my pain was gone and my baby slept for four straight hours! This son- Noah - had arough first 2.5 years but through whole foods. Supplements and an awesome OT he his rockin pre k! II am an avid baker and cook and am always on a search for new recipies and treats and would Love a new cook book

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAvery

Would LOVE a chance to win this cookbook! Sharing on FB, too. Thank you!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGina

I love your recipes!! I would love to win this cookbook =] I am fairly new to gluten free baking and am always on the lookout for healthy but YUMMY recipes for my family to enjoy. This one is definitely going on my Pinterest Board!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGwen

Would love a copy of this book. I love your blog!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpatti krueger

yum yum yum! cookies look delish (& guilt free ;p)

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTere C

I am always looking for great new healthy cookie recipes so this book looks absolutely awesome!! :) Thanks for sharing it with us!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Thompson

Very cool - my kiddos would love for me to win this cookbook :-) Thanks for sharing the chunky monkey cookie recipe - can't wait to try it out!!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Shared this post on Facebook and Pinterest! :)

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Thompson

This looks like a yummy cookbook. I have been celiac 7 years. So I'm always looking for new recipes to enjoy! I would love to win a copy of it! Thank you for all you do!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLenee

Yum I am making those cookies very soon :)

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I would love to win this book. I have a GF/DF granddaughter and need ideas!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Shared on Pinterest

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I'm so excited for this book! Cookies don't have to be sugar-laden or even contain gluten or dairy products. I'm glad that this book will provide people with healthy recipes that they can eat every day!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichaela

I would love to win a copy of her book!!! I definitely need more cookie recipes :)

3rd time's a charm: Added you to my circle on Google+.

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Thompson

I pinned this on my pinterest board.

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I have been looking for recipes for my Dad who is 83 and just needs to eat better quality foods. I could freeze these and send them home with him and I just bet he would never know they are healthy! Thanks so much.

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

I love me some Hallie! Thanks for linking together and offering this giveaway!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElise S.

Sounds like a fantastic book! I would love to win a copy, fingers crossed*

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Hi,
I would love to have your book. My husbands parents are coming to stay with us in California from North Carolina for the holidays. My Father-in-Law has been eating gluten free for about a year now and I would like to have some recipes to surprise him with. (A few years ago, I literally took notes while my Mother-in-Law cooked our Thanksgiving dinner.)

Thank you for considering me,
Grace

Healyfamily3@msn.com

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

The recipes in this book sound amazing! Thanks for doing the giveaway. :)

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

These look delicious. I would love to be graced with the cookbook! Thanks!!!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Always looking for great gluten free recipes! Would love to win this book!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMystee

In my family, I'm known for baking cookies - I can't wait to try this recipe and have them not guess it's gluten free :-)

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJan

I've shared this post on Facebook, jan

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJan

I would really like to win a copy of the book - shared on Google+

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJan

I would LOVE a copy of super healthy cookies. Having kids with allergies i am always looking for good recipes so they don't feel left out.

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

oh my gosh i would love to win a copy!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterashley veach

shared via pinterest and liked on facebook!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterashley veach

cookies are my favorite thing to bake! i love the fact that this cookbook gives suggestions for adapting recipes to a baker's needs :)

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercory

I'd love to win a cookbook :)

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherri

Pinned and fav'd on Facebook

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherri

I'm so glad to find egg-free recipes. Gluten free is easy, egg free is not!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I would love to win this book- I do not like store bought ,prepackaged GF treats! They taste weird- I would love some great recipes to make at home so I can have a treat when the rest of my family has one! I usually do without...

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersusan

I pinned you to Pinterest and liked you on facebook....
Thanks a bunch : )

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersusan

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