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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)

Sign me up for this great cookbook!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea M

I added you to my google+ circles

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea M

The cookies are delicious! We are all in for a real treat with the cook book. Best wishes! I've liked and shared you on facebook too.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

YES!!!! This book is on my Christmas list!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdori

Ooh, I'd love to try the recipes in this book!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSerena

These cookies sound delicious, yum! Congrats on the Super Healthy Cookies book, women; it too looks good enough to eat!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJill

I'd love to have this cookbook! This will be our first holiday season eating clean, and I'm having a hard time finding replacement recipes for our sweets. This would be such a big help!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Healthy cookies are always welcome around here! Would love this cookbook!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

I pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/178455203955875387/
I tweeted: https://twitter.com/tissaboo/status/256811328147189760
and I recommended on Google Plus: Becky Jordan-Tracey

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I added you to my circles on Google+. (Becky Jordan-Tracey)

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I would LOVE to have this book! I also shared on FB!!! :)

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle W

Super Healthy COOKIES?! Yes please! I shared on Pinterest too :)

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Snow

I love baking and my family loves eating what I make so I would like to keep things healthy whenever I can. These would be great!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEri

Hubby is a celiac and Lactose free and I'm not, having said that, our house is GF because the contamination is too risky. I can always buy treats in a cafe, he can't. So I cook and bake GF. There is so much good recipes from really good GF people like Lexies Kitchen that even I like the results. I made these Chunky Monkey Cookies when the family of five came for dinner (one of them is also a celiac) and not a crumb was left. Thank you.

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJT

Looks like such a great cookbook! Would love to win a copy!!

October 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I just got this book! Already love it!!

Great video gals :) So fun to see you live!

Voting for you daily Lex.

October 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

More cookies! Please! I would love to win this cookbook. Thanks for the chance, Lexie!

October 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArleen

I made these healthy delicious cookies today and they are the most amazing thing I have ever eaten! They are quick to make, look fantastic and taste incredible...not too sweet with great banana and coconut flavours. I will be making them again and again. I can't wait to try out more of those tasty and healthy treats on my family...Who would have thought "cookies" and "super healthy" could be used in the same sentence...and taste like this!

October 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

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October 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterabigail1

Would love a copy of this cookbook. For the past three weeks I've been working on trying to create healthy cookies (that are both delicious and will still be delicious the next day). My goal is to pin down a variety of really good gluten-free recipes (without refined sugar or agave or rice flours or starches, etc) that are affordable to make and that everyone will love. Looks like this is the ticket.

October 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Would love a copy of this cookbook. For the past three weeks I've been working on trying to create healthy cookies (that are both delicious and will still be delicious the next day). My goal is to pin down a variety of really good gluten-free recipes (without refined sugar or agave or rice flours or starches, etc) that are affordable to make and that everyone will love. Looks like this is the ticket.

October 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Oh I might have just missed entering- But I would love the book I am sure!

October 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDawn @ Cuter Than Gluten

My 3 year old son just started a special Ed school. He has many food Allergies and with birthday parties and now halloween coming , it's so hard to find snacks he can have on these special occasions. I would love to know how to get this book. It sounds like it might be a lifesaver. Thank you for creating it .

October 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

Oh those cookies sound delicious!!

October 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

And funny, but I was going to pin this even before I got to the contest part. So done, and done!

I've missed cookies since going gluten free!

October 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

These are tasty, but they get mushy when stored in a container.

October 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Lyn

Sarah Lyn, yes this recipe does make a moist cookie as the author describes ... very much like banana bread as described in the recipe header : ) xoLexie

October 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLexie

I agree with Sarah Lyn - mine also went mushy when put into a container.

October 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJT

Someone gave me one this morning. It was delicious! Great recipe. I think my kids would love these cookies.

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So glad!! Thanks for reporting back : )

xoLexie

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKanata Chiropractor

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