Double Chocolate Cookies

by Kathy Strahs on October 17, 2011 · 8 comments

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I officially have a sweet tooth…or so the new diet and exercise app I recently downloaded to my iPhone tells me. Day after day for the past week, as I’ve logged everything I’ve been eating and drinking, MyFitnessPal has been telling me that I’ve consumed more than double my daily recommended volume of sugar. It gets worse…I’ve usually exceeded my recommended volume by the end of breakfast. Talk about eye-opening!

Just to be clear, it’s not like I’m eating Double Chocolate Cookies for breakfast or anything like that. My main culprit has been orange juice. As it turns out, a single 8-ounce glass of my favorite OJ that I’ve been drinking for years delivers 69% of the amount of sugar I’m supposed to have in a day. Add in a piece of fruit and – BAM – I’m over my sugar limit by 8:30 AM. Granted, I’m pretty sure that natural sugar from fruit isn’t as bad as refined sugar but still…I had no idea.

The good news is 1) I’m now much more aware of my sugar intake thanks to this app (and thanks to my friend Dara from Cookin’ Canuck for first introducing it to me through her recent post) and 2) with this awareness I can now make better eating decisions. I cannot bear to completely eliminate from my diet rich, gooey, brownie-like chocolate cookies like the ones I’m sharing today from Ghirardelli. But I’m now able to do a better job of determining what “moderation” looks like. If I indulge in one of these bad boys, that’s pretty much my treat for the day.

Have your cookie and eat it too! But if you need a little help with keeping your sweet tooth in balance, especially with Halloween and the holidays fast approaching, you might consider an app like MyFitnessPal (and no, I have no connection with this company whatsoever – I’m just a happy customer!).

Double Chocolate Cookies

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Cookin' Canuck October 17, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Kathy, I’m so glad you’re finding the app useful. I have been using it for a little less than a month and have really changed my eating habits. The awareness of the nutrients I am putting into my body is key.
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Kathy Strahs October 17, 2011 at 9:56 PM

It’s been such a great tool. My next step is to figure out how to get more potassium in my diet. Oh, the things I never knew!


Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen October 17, 2011 at 11:32 PM

I’ve made these before and they are fabulous!
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Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. October 18, 2011 at 4:05 AM

these look SO good! Bookmarked!
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Jeanette October 18, 2011 at 6:13 AM

Sounds like a great app – wish I had an iPhone! Helps keep everything in balance as you said – have your cookie and eat it too.
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Amy October 18, 2011 at 6:29 AM

Oh goodness. If I downloaded that app, my phone would explode.
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Rachel October 18, 2011 at 4:50 PM

These look delicious! Can’t wait to make them!


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