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Vegan White Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie Recipe

vegan white chocolate peanut butter chip cookies
Vegan White Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookie Recipe
24 Servings, 1 cookie per serving | 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus*

Ingredients:

  • 1 jar white chocolate wonderful peanut butter
  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole spelt flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup vegan dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Whisk together the peanut butter, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the spelt flour and baking soda. Stir or whisk well. Add the oats and chocolate chips and stir well.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  5. If you aren’t using a nonstick cookie sheet or baking tray, you will have to lightly oil the tray or lay down aluminum foil or parchment paper. Use an ice-cream scoop or spoon to scoop out your preferred amount of batter.
  6. Leave enough space in between them to allow the hot air to circulate (at least 2 inches). It will take two trays. Bake them for 10 to 15 minutes, or until they are starting to brown on the bottom.

*Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com

Where do vegans get protein from?

In our family, and amongst our circle of friends, my husband and I are the only people who practice a vegan lifestyle. The question “Where do get your protein from?” comes up on a regular basis so I wanted to share a few low Weight Watchers PointsPlus sources of protein that we incorporate into our diet. Please keep in mind this is a SHORT list of the protein content of select vegan foods — and yes protein does come from sources other than meat and dairy!

To put some context around the numbers below, the average female should be getting between 37-50 grams of protein each day. The average for a male is just a bit higher from between 48-63 grams per day. You can find more information on this here.

As you can see, by eating a variety of vegetables, beans, legumes, grains and nuts it is very easy to meet the daily protein requirement.

vegan weight watchers protein sources

 For a more extensive list of plant-based foods that provide protein visit: Protein in the Vegan Diet

Be kind, feel good.

Em

The decision to become vegan (while already on Weight Watchers)

I was so pleasantly surprised to come across the video below – it seems like it was a biography made just for me! Apparently I am far from the only one who went through this thought process in becoming a vegan. Check it out, and see what went through my brain when deciding to try out this whole “vegan thing”.

Be kind, feel good.

Em

 

Vegan Weight Watchers – Introduction

Welcome to the Vegan Weight Watchers blog! I will be adding multiple posts each week specifically written for people using the Weight Watchers program to lose or maintain weight while following a vegan lifestyle. Posts will include PointsPlus friendly vegan recipes, product and restaurant reviews, as well as interesting vegan tidbits from around the world and across the web.

My story:
My journey with Weight Watchers started in June 2009. I lost 25 lbs and became a lifetime member that October. I have since been able to maintain my weight loss while sticking to the Weight Watchers program.

My husband has struggled with gastrointestinal discomfort since we met in 2003. Following an endoscopy, no diagnosis was reached for my husband, and I was shocked when his doctor said he would be on medication indefinitely. After watching several documentaries and doing research online, I proposed trying out a vegan lifestyle (which almost instantly cured his lifelong stomach issues). Due to my experience with the Weight Watchers program, I knew I would have to be careful to stick to my daily PointsPlus values – it is a popular misconception that vegans only eat lettuce and are rail thin (more on this later…). However, I was disappointed about the lack of resources online for fellow Vegan Weight Watchers.

Stay tuned for ways to keep your weight loss journey interesting while sticking to a plant-based vegan lifestyle. I look forward to interacting and sharing with everyone!

Please feel free to leave your comments/suggestions or contact me directly at: emilee@veganweightwatchers.com

Be kind, feel good.
Em

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