Cell To Soul: A Saratoga Nutrition Blog

One Great Cookie or Healthy Snack Bar

This recipe was designed by a nutritionist. It does not contain sugar, flour, gluten, dairy or other common problematic foods. It is 1) whole foods based, 2) high in fiber and nutrients, and 3) contains a balance of healthy choices from all the 3-macronutrient groups: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The cookies are very satisfying to the appetite; supportive for healthy glucose levels and digestive health. Have 1 -2 with a small amount of water for a in-between meal energy boost and ENJOY, they taste great!
One Great Cookie

  • 4 cups almond meal (buy already prepared RE: Bobs red Mill, or make your
    own by grinding almonds. Use other nuts if you are sensitive to almonds)
  • 1 stick butter or less (1/2 cup or 1/3 c), or use a combination of butter &
    coconut oil; or use 1/3c coconut oil alone.
  • 1/2c cup honey
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla (or more)
  • 1/2  to 1  or more cups raisins or dates ( or both)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, &/or walnuts
Optional items to add in various ways to create a variety of cookies:
1/2 cup or more  unsweetened coconut, 1/2 to 3/4 c carob or dark choc chips, 1/2 to 3/4 c shredded raw carrots, 1/2 c flax meal (decrease almond meal a bit).  Another option to have variety in one batch is to top each cookie with your favorite jam.


Melt butter &/or coconut oil, and stir in the rest of the ingredients; adding small amounts of the meal at one time while stirring. Add the coconut, raisins and nuts (chips if using) last. Drop dough on greased sheet in ball forms. May desire to press cookie down. Can also make bars. Cook at around 350 F, until they start to get brown; or cook to the crispness/color you like - approximately 12 -15 minutes.  The temperature and time can vary depending on your oven and cookie sheet.  The brown crispier cookies have a great taste.

These cookies were designed by Mary Beth McCue RD, LDN, CDN; an Integrative & Functional Nutritionist with over 20 years of experience helping people feel their best and recover from many common health conditions. www.SaratogaNutrition.com  "Support Your Body, Support Your Life"  SaratogaNutrition@earthlink.net

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Mary Beth is amazing! I just printed this recipe and can't wait to try it - sounds yummy! Keep the good info coming!!!

Mary Beth is amazing! I just printed out this recipe and can't wait to try it - sounds yummy! Keep the good info coming!! I love it.

A pretty excellent article and fantastic blog. Is there any way I can subscribe to new articles, you know like obtaining them on email or something like that.

Hello and thanks for your comment

I am forwarding this to the person that oversees the blog process. This is
a great suggestion. Please keep coming back and I will continue to provide
information for all :)

Warm Regards & Happy Holidays

Mary Beth

Interesting layout on your blog. I really enjoyed reading it and also I will be back to read more in the future.

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Mary Beth McCue Saratoga Nutrition ConsultantMary Beth McCue RD, LDN, CDN - Integrative Nutrition Consultant

Rebalance your mind, body and soul with tools and advice from nutritionist Mary Beth McCue. For more than 20 years, Mary Beth has helped many optimize their health and resolve unique chronic health conditions relating to weight, digestion, food intolerances, energy & metabolism, depression, inflammation, aging and more. She has initiated a variety of first time programming in corporate, community, collegiate, National Spa & Retreat Centers, Rehabilitation Farms and Organic Farms, and more. Mary Beth was appointed by the CEO of a large Health Care Organization to initiate an Integrative Health Model. This programming successfully continues today.

Nominated as "Dietitian of the Year" while working for the largest employer of Dietitians in the world, Mary Beth McCue is a Licensed and Certified Nutritionist who specializes in Integrative and Functional Medicine Concepts. She is amongst a very small percentage of nutritionists in this field whom have dedicated their professional education and training with organizations such as Harvard Medical School, The Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and the American College of Sports Medicine. Mary Beth is an avid hiker, biker, and skier. Strength training, yoga and her black lab help keep a check on the daily balances. Learn more at www.SaratogaNutrition.com.