Girl Scout Cookie Round Up

It’s that time of year again: Girl Scout Cookie season! As a Girl Scout mom myself, I know how hard the temptation can be for wheat free low carbers such as yourself. With most cookies containing an average of 200 calories and 17g of sugar per serving, it’s no wonder why we’d want to steer clear. I’m here to make that task a little bit easier on you by giving you this wonderful Girl Scout Cookie round up for the six most popular varieties so that you can make your own healthy Girl Scout Cookies right in your own home. Remember to donate to the Scouts in your neighborhood, though– even a dollar helps!

Samoas are those delicious shortbread based cookies topped with caramel, toasted coconut and chocolate. They’re my favorite cookie by far, and many others agree. Instead of this sugar trap, try my delicious chocolate caramel coconut cookies. They don’t have the little hole in the middle, but the flavor and texture is spot on! Try them here:
 
Thin Mints are perhaps the number one selling Girl Scout Cookie. These thin, crisp cookies are slightly minty and feature a chocolate coating. Many people like to freeze them and eat them cold. I agree! Like all Girl Scout Cookies, though, they’re loaded with sugar. This great Thin Mint Cookie recipe from Kate’s Healthy Cupboard is grain free and sugar free, and you won’t mind a cooling effect if you use Swerve since it’s minty and cool anyway! Freeze ’em and eat ’em, ya’ll! Get the recipe here:

                                            Kate’s Healthy Cupboard Thin Mint Cookies

Do Si Dos, or Peanut Butter Cremes, are those delightful round peanut butter cookies with peanut butter filling. They remind me somewhat of Nutter Butter cookies. The cookies are crisp and the inside is creamy, making a great texture combination for peanut butter lovers all over the place. The best part about making your own is that you can sub peanut butter for another nut butter such as sunflower, almond or cashew, if you’re allergic to peanuts or do not eat legumes. This delicious recipe from I Breathe, I’m Hungry gets all the texture and flavor with none of the sugar and carbs. Get the recipe here:
 Tagalongs, also known as Peanut Butter Patties, feature a crisp shortbread cookie topped with peanut butter. The whole thing is then draped in chocolate coating. These are probably the second best sellers in my opinion, and for great reason: they’re amazing! Luckily, you can easily make your own at home so that you can indulge sensibly without all that guilt or insulin. Chocolate Covered Katie brings this amazing low carb Tagalongs recipe to life without the  sugar or carbs! Get the recipe here: 
  Trefoils, or Girl Scout shortbread cookies, are crisp, buttery cookies that feature the famous Girl Scout logo. They’re one of my personal favorites, because in their simplicity lies a deliciousness that pairs perfectly with a cup of hot coffee or tea. Obviously loaded with sugar and flour, a low carb Trefoil recipe is in order. Luckily we’ve got a great one from The Low Carb Diet. While you won’t be able to mimic the trademark design, you can still get all the flavor and texture of the real thing. Get the recipe here:
Savannah Smiles, or lemon coolers, are a crisp, lemony cookie drenched in powdered sugar. They’re sweet and delicious and pack the perfect amount a lip-puckering citrus flavor. I couldn’t find an exact replica of this recipe, but these lemon sugar cookies from All Day I Dream About Food will do just fine! They can  be cut into crescent shapes and baked and then tossed into a bowl or bag of powdered xylitol or erythritol (or Confectioner’s Swerve) and  then placed on a cooling rack. Or just keep the recipe as-is– that’s perfectly fine too! Here’s the recipe:

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It takes a lot of trial and error to find the "right" fit for a low carb recipe. I have made some ... different low carb desserts. You don't need to go through that! I made a list of my favorite ingredients as well as what stores you can find them at. Enjoy!

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Leeann Teagno

Eating healthy, for me, is about more than weight loss like it used to be. It’s about controlling my blood sugar levels and obtaining normal–or relatively normal–hormone levels. I still struggle to lose weight efficiently, but eating a wheat, sugar and gluten free diet helps to control some of the problems I’ve encountered with these health issues of mine.

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