These new Super-Charge Me Cookies for Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan were inspired by our daughter's first soccer league game.
It was an event day with prizes and games, and after all the teams played they handed out these enormous pre-wrapped cookies to all of the girls. Our daughter didn’t eat hers but I looked at the cookie after the game.
Here's the cookie, with a Canadian quarter on top for comparison. Full of sugar, shortening (hydrogenated oils), and - well - junk, it weighed 1/4 lb!!!
In our culture of ‘super-sizing’ everything, even our daughter was in the mix of these girls eating super-sized cookies – quite unfortunate after such a healthy sporting event. Plus, it's no wonder a child wouldn't want to eat a decent dinner after eating a cookie that is the caloric equivalent of a meal but with no nutritional value. I'm all for our kids enjoying treats, but with 530 calories, 25 grams of fat (7 of them trans fat) this cookie was ridiculous.
I thought "we don’t need to super-size our kids’ food… we need to super-charge it!" Hence, the creation of these nutrient-packed cookies, full of oats, flax meal, almond butter, raisins, and other goodness!