Nutritional 411 on Lulu's Cookies

The flurry of comments this week over Lulu's cookies has been fun to watch, and I'm delighted by all the reader enthusiasm. Since many of you expressed further interest in the nutritional value of the cookies, I asked Post Food section assistant editor Bonnie Benwick for an expert hand.

With the whizbang help of Nutritionist Pro, the software used by the Food section for all of its published recipes, Benwick input the specs for Lulu's cookies.

Below, the nutritional low-down, per cookie, approximating a heaping teaspoon before going into the oven:

125 calories
2 grams protein
1 gram dietary fiber
14 grams carbohydrates
7 grams total fat; 1 gram saturated fat
33 milligrams sodium
0 grams cholesterol

Not exactly a low-cal item, but on the plus side, it's cholesterol free, low in saturated fat and considering its size, comes with a decent dose of fiber, which makes you feel full.

And remember, everything in moderation -- even when it feels and tastes this nutri-virtuous.

By Kim ODonnel |  September 14, 2006; 11:21 AM ET Cookies , Lunch Box , Nutrition
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Thanks for sharing the recipe for Lulu's Cookies. I was wondering about the flax seed and whether the 2 tb called for should be ground, or measured and mixed in whole. I once read that flax seed needs to be milled in order to be used by the body but have never confirmed that with a nutrition expert.

Posted by: S. Lambert | September 14, 2006 12:20 PM

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