What: Morning Sunshine Kitchen Rise & Shine Breakfast Cookies
Tastes Like: A crumbly, just-sweet-enough oat cookie with dots of rich, dark chocolate that make the whole thing taste deceptively indulgent. The chocolate is complemented by an underlying flavor of bold coffee beans.
Eat This! Because: Flax and chia seeds give the whole thing a satiating punch of fiber that’s hard to find in grab-and-go options. And, while it feels more indulgent to have a breakfast cookie than a muffin, choosing this over your standard pastry will save you several hundred calories and lots of sugar. Even better, they pack a double punch of coffee flavor for the java junkies. Ground coffee and a generous pour of brewed coffee infuse the whole treat with plenty of your favorite morning flavor.
Best Way to Eat It: Straight out of the package, with a cup of bracing coffee — if you’re a real caffeine addict. For a sinful-tasting upgrade, pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds; you’ll still be able to enjoy it finger-food style, but the chocolate disks will be gooey like in classic chocolate chip cookies, fresh out of the oven.
Secret Ingredient: Protein-packed, low-calorie egg whites. Neutral in flavor, they make the perfect healthy-boosting addition to these cookies. Protein keeps you full and focused well through the morning without any chalky taste that comes with products that use protein powder.
Nutrition: (1 cookie) 235 calories, 7 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 5 mg sodium, 28 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 6 g protein