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Tagalongs and Avoiding Temptations


If you’ve recently gone low carb or sugar-free, chances are you fear Girl Scout Cookie season like no other. Oh sure, they look all sweet and innocent, in their little brown and green uniforms. They might even be wearing pigtails and have plenty of badges that attest to what great kids they are. But you know that behind that sweet smile lurks a dark secret. The whole thing is just a ruse to get you to buy the very thing you are trying to cut out of your life: lots and lots of sugar. What a horrible, cruel trick!

Okay, okay, I know these little girls are really raising money for a do-good organization and that Girl Scouts teaches young women important lifelong skills. But those cookies really are an awful temptation when you’ve decided to cut out wheat and sugar. I avoid those sweet little girls like the plague. I avert my eyes whenever I spot them selling their goods. If they need donations, I am willing to hand them some of my money. But please don’t give me any cookies in return!

Thank goodness it’s so easy to make your own healthier version of the beloved temptations. Well, let me backtrack here a bit. Not necessarily the easiest thing you will ever do, but certainly worth the effort you put into it. In our house, we love chocolate and peanut butter so much, I decided I had to try my hand at a low carb version. It took a number of steps to make the shortbread, spread them with peanut butter, and then dip them in chocolate. But they were so good, they disappeared in one afternoon.

Hmmm, kind of reminds you of real Girl Scout cookies now, doesn’t it?

Be sure to check out our full recipe.


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