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Macro-Friendly Black & White Cookies

I’m all for macro-friendly recipes. I love creating healthier versions of food that’s normally considered unhealthy, because it allows you to enjoy them in larger quantities and more often. But somewhere along the way, we forgot what “macro-friendly” really means.

For something to be macro-friendly, it simply means that it’s not going to totally derail your set macronutrient goals for the day. For example, a 2000 calorie dinner at Cheesecake Factory is not macro-friendly. Or a huge breakfast that leads to you eating your daily fat goal before 9am.

But a food that is low calorie, low fat, and relatively low carb? In most cases, that’s considered macro-friendly.

Yes, even a cookie. A regular, no frills, “unhealthy”, cookie.

When you grocery shop, take the time to read food labels. I spend way too long grocery shopping because I am constantly reading the nutrition of various foods. I love discovering new snacks, and you can find some real gems out there.

You can eat a cookie that isn’t Lenny & Larry’s. You can eat ice cream that isn’t Halo Top. You can eat chips that aren’t Quest.

Just because something isn’t labeled as healthy, it doesn’t mean it’s bad for you.

And if you’re a fan of black & white cookies, get your butt to Trader Joe’s and give their Half Moon Cookies a try. You won’t regret it.

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About Matt Rosenman

With over 15 years of experience in health and fitness, Matt Rosenman is the expert voice behind Matt’s philosophy is simple: no foods are off-limits, and a healthy lifestyle shouldn't be complicated or restrictive. As a certified personal trainer with a bachelor’s degree in Health Behavioral Sciences, Matt brings well-rounded expertise to his blog. From revamping classic recipes with a nutritious twist to debunking health myths, he guides his readers through the maze of fitness fads with science-backed advice. Featured in major publications and with a strong following on social media, Matt is committed to making “healthy” uncomplicated—proving there's no need for a cheat day when you’re enjoying delicious, better-for-you meals every day. Join Matt on his mission to simplify health without sacrificing flavor. Learn More