March 20th

theresa albert - my friend in food


Sleep Nut Cookies

high magnesium cookies

Magnesium is the nutrient that muscles need to relax.  Here is an evening snack to be eaten two or three hours before bed that will increase your magnesium level in the tastiest way possible and soothe you into slumber. Two cookies and one cup of milk is an excellent high-magnesium snack that’s less than 300 calories. For more about sleep stealers read on…

Preparation time:10 minutes Servings: 36 cookies (2 cookies per serving)

2 cups any combo of all-natural nut butters (try almond, peanut, sunflower seed…)

¼ cup   molasses

¼ cup  honey

1   egg

3-6 tbsp          whole-wheat flour, divided

Combine all ingredients except flour in a bowl and mix with a spatula. Sprinkle in 1 tbsp of flour at a time until dough comes together and is quite thick and less sticky.  Use your hands to roll into 36 small balls and place onto a baking sheet. Press with a fork. Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes. The cookies should be a little soft in the middle; they will harden as they cool.

Theresa Albert

Theresa Albert

I love food, try to watch my weight, know more than I want to about healthy living (sometimes I wish I knew less so I wouldn’t feel so guilty when I stumble), am a daughter, sister, friend, mom and wife who worries and scurries the meals onto the table. It is for all these reasons that I completed my nutrition, RNCP designation, wrote my book, hosted my Food Network show, consult with food companies to urge them to get it right (or at least better), constantly write about it, research it, all of this so I can cut through the nutrition and food “news” clutter. Happy to share with friends!


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