Makes 24 / Although it would be great if we reached for broccoli instead of sweets when we’re stressed, there’s no need to feel guilty with these treats. Oats have a calming effect, and chocolate contains magnesium, believed to help ease anxiety. To make cookies instead of bars, drop tablespoons of dough onto a prepared cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly coat a 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
Sources: James Rouse, ND, and Debra Rouse, ND.
PER SERVING: 158 cal, 30% fat cal, 5g fat, 2g sat fat, 21mg chol, 5g protein, 24g carb, 3g fiber, 104mg sodium