We went to a local food market in Hamilton today called Nation’s. It is an eclectic collection of some of the most random things with everyday grocery items thrown in. It has items from every corner of the world and I find browsing through the isles fascinating. It took us two hours to wade through everything from fresh fish, wild and wonderful fruits/vegetables and entire isles dedicated to spices from different countries and cultures.


Knowing I was going to be making some new dishes this week I came armed with a shopping list and the family split up to explore. My daughter and her friend came back with a Honey Polemo and two Turkey Pepperettes, the hubby came back with a supercharged Dragon Fruit and I loaded up on coconut oil, organic cocoa powder, farm fresh eggs, bamboo tea, curry paste a collection of different grains, beans and frozen shrimp. So much for the list but after being lost in a league of nations for two hours we emerged with a couple large bags of what we needed and more.

When we go shopping we very rarely buy packaged sweets and treats just for the plain fact that they are full of carbs and fat but that doesn’t mean that we don’t still crave them. I am always looking for ways to make healthier snacks that the whole family can enjoy and these little cookies really hit the mark. They are flourless and can easily be made vegan if you replace the eggs with a powder egg replacer or even chia.

Like any treat you can over do it so you will have to curb your enthusiasm because yes I agree, just one double chocolate chip cookie never seems to be enough. These yummy cookies are only 1g net carbs each with 1g protein and 2 Weight Watchers points each. They go fabulously with that delicious bamboo tea I bought later today, and yes, I only had one.