Raw Gingerbread Cookies with real ginger, dates, lemon and coconut

Raw Gingerbread Cookies with real ginger, dates, lemon and coconut

I am always looking for ways to get my kids(and myself) to eat healthier. They love cookies and sweets and when I found out I could swap out all the added sugar and flour from their cookies I was ecstatic! This is an amazing recipe that is not only healthy and delicious but is a great way to get your kids excited about eating healthy and decorating with healthy ingredients!Secret_Squirrel_Food_Lemon_Gingerbread_Men_Dubai_Blogv2

Raw Lemons

Raw lemons are filled with antioxidants and cancer-fighting properties. Raw lemons are filled with vitamin C which is very beneficial for your immune system. Raw lemon juice can help fight off cold and infection, insomnia and even aids in weight loss. It also helps your body stabilize its blood sugar level even after a big meal! With such a powerful fruit its not surprising that we try to add it to every recipe!

Desiccated Coconut

Desiccated Coconut is key for the connective tissue in your body which is important to your skin, teeth, tendons and bones. Desiccated coconut is also a great way to get your copper intake for the day. The copper in desiccated coconut oil is beneficial for your brain! The copper activates enzymes in your brain which are key to your brain function (i.e. neurotransmitters).


Dates are an amazing way to substitute all the sugar from your diet. With the same kind of sweetness as sugar they can be added into smoothies and even these cookies. My kids couldn’t tell the difference! They can help relieve constipation, heart problems and even abdominal cancer. Dates are also a great way to help you feel full. They subside your hunger with all of their nutrients and that translates to your body being full.

Below is a delicious recipe we wanted to share with you from secretsquirrelfood.com





Raw Lemon & Ginger(bread) men

Serves: 3-4 (depending on how many you want to eat!)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Freezing time: 30 minutes