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Food for the holidays: healthy cookie recipes

The holidays are a time of feasting, which can be troublesome to runners looking to stay on track with a nutrition plan. We rounded up some healthy cookie recipes, so that you can indulge without guilt this holiday season

carrotcakecookies-23Carrot cake cookies

These cookies are made with whole grain oats, carrots and raisins (and maybe a few chocolate chips), which makes the sound more like a granola bar than a cookie. Sub in whole-wheat flour to make these even healthier.

IMG_0058Zucchini Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Zucchini is a dessert secret-weapon, keeping cookies incredibly moist without tasting overly vegetable-ish. This recipe uses coconut oil rather than butter, for a healthier fat source.

Low-Fat Gingerbread Cookies

These cookies are easy on the butter, without sacrificing taste.

7-Ingredient-Peanut-Butter-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies-vegan-glutenfree-SO-delicious-and-healthyVegan Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dates and banana keep this cookie sweet and moist, for under a hundred calories.

Paleo/Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Invited a friend that is paleo over for coffee? Look no further for a delicious and healthy cookie recipe.