Category: Baking and Roasting

Oatmeal vs Regular cookies: “Which is better for you?”

You have heard that eating right and working out – is the perfect way of living. But compared to both the things, eating right holds higher importance than the exercise! Around 60% of the health depends on what you are munching. Excluding the three fixed meals, there is something that your stomach always keeps on demanding in between and that is SNACKS!

Oatmeal vs Regular Cookies: “Which is better for you?”

Cookies are a good source of energy, and you can replace all the fried, junk foods with some healthy cookies.

Later one day, I read the recipe on Oatmeal Cookies and wondered if they were more nutritious than the regular cookies or not. The answer turned out a YES!

But what are the points that make the Oatmeal Cookies better than the other?

Oatmeal CookiesThe Nutrition Intake

One oatmeal cookie consists of a total of 103 calories; that can be bifurcated into 3 grams of fat, 1.3 grams of protein, 0.7 gram of fiber, 18 grams of carbs, 10 grams of sugar. If you compare this with any other cookie type like the chocolate one; it will have 15-20 calories more than that of the oatmeal cookie.

Good for the Blood Sugar

Because of the additional fiber content, the glycemic value of the cookie remains low. This keeps the blood sugar level under control, and also keeps the appetite in check too. Still, some sweetness will remain in the cookie. Therefore, if you are a person who is extremely sensitive to sweetness then the oatmeal cookie is a good option for you.

Gluten free regular cookies

Iron Content

Yes! The oatmeal cookies have iron content which is an important element required by both men and women.

Make it Gluten-Free

This is so amazingly awesome, isn’t it?!
Oatmeal Cookies can be prepared devoid of gluten, and still taste fantastic. If you don’t want the gluten in the recipe, then you could simply make the cookies using just the oats. This gives a rough texture to the cookie, still, people have liked it and found them satisfying too.

An easy way to add more fruits to your diet!

I cannot imagine the Oatmeal Cookie without the presence of fruits. Also, according to one Health Survey, it was seen that only 1 out of 10 Americans consume the recommended amount of fruits in one day.

Therefore, adding the fruits in the cookie recipe is a good way of keeping the fruit intake in control. You can also try to replace the butter with applesauce and keep trying new cookie experiments. It will make them more healthy, and Cookies won’t be boring for you ever!