A Quick Healthy Best Gift Ever … To Pay Forward (Check Out This Cookie-In-A-Jar Recipe)

Good morning!

I’ve got a fun and delicious gift for you today … and it’s a gift you can give in any of the holiday festivities on your holiday list that you will be attending (and want to bring something which is health-conscious).

It’s a vegan and paleo-friendly cookie mix! vegan; paleo; chocolate chip cookie; chronic pain

You can make it yourself – or you can layer the ingredients in a mason jar for a fun and festive holiday gift.

I mean, who doesn’t love cookies?

Especially when they taste amazing AND they also happen to be healthier than your average chocolate chip cookies.


They’re gluten-free, lower in sugar and carbs, and higher in fiber than traditional cookies! Plus, depending on your ingredients, they also can fit into a Paleo or Vegan lifestyle.


How To Create this Quick “BEST GIFT EVER” For Family Or Friends

When you give these cookies as a “cookies in a jar” gift, they require absolutely no baking on your part. Just layer the dry ingredients in a mason jar, securely cover the jar, add a “how to bake” gift tag and a ribbon and voila! You’re done!

You can give these as a gift for gift exchange, stocking stuffer, or a fun present for anyone who enjoys a healthy and sweet treat.

Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar (Paleo/Vegan)

(makes 20 cookies)

    • 2½ cups (240g) almond meal
    • 3 tbsp (22g) coconut flour
    • ½ tsp (2g) baking soda
    • ⅔ cup (66g) coconut sugar
    • ½ tsp(4g) sea salt
    • 1 cup (175g) dark chocolate chips
Layer ingredients in a one-quart (one-liter) mason jar. Seal the jar.

Add a gift card with the following baking instructions: 

    1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC) and line a baking sheet with
      parchment paper.
    2. Place the jar contents into a large mixing bowl, and add:
    3. 6 tbsp (85g) melted butter or coconut oil
    4. ¼ cup (60ml) water (or your fave dairy-free milk)
    5. Mix well. Scoop the batter out of the bowl by tablespoon and drop
      each ball onto the baking sheet. Gently flatten, and then bake for
      12-15 minutes until the edges begin to turn golden brown. Let cool
      on baking sheet.


Recipes like this are proof that it’s totally possible to enjoy an occasional treat while living a healthy lifestyle, even if you have a chronic pain or chronic health condition (or if you know someone that does, please pass this to them, or better yet, surprise them with this gift!)

I hope you enjoy this recipe 🙂


2020 Is Right Around The Corner

Wouldn’t it be amazing to start the year with momentum going into the New Year…. ALREADY on track to reach your goals?

There’s no need to try to have to “figure out what works” for individualized medical exercises or simple health-oriented lifestyle habits,  I’ve already done all of that for you.

Let me know how I can be of help to you, for having a better 2020, even while living with chronic pain or chronic health. Send me an email and let me know how I can be of help.

In the meantime, please follow this blog post. Feel free to forward the blog posts, if you feel the content can be useful for someone else.

For the rest of December I will be posting a blog series called ….

Staying Motivated Through the Holidays (Even If You Have Chronic Pain) 

In the blog posts, I will share easy, feel-good tips, mindset work, and fun challenges … helping you get ready for a happy and healthier 2020.

Make your day an amazing day!


Founder & Chief Medical Exercise Specialist


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