I made this recipe based roughly on a few recipes I found and several of my favorite healthy ingredients. Don't want to talk it up too much, but the outcome was a pleasant surprise. My family liked it too, and none of us are the type of people to substitute flavor for health. It does have a few ingredients that you might not find around your kitchen (like chia or diatomaceous earth), even though they are good, healthy foods or supplements that should add to the health value. But I don't think it'd be too hard to omit them or replace with something of similar substance. I would not advise skimping on the chocolate chips. If you like darker chocolate, all the healthier, but I say get your favorite kind of chocolate chips, no matter how unhealthy. I'll also add this does not make a very good dough. If you're the type of person who make chocolate chip cookies as an excuse to eat cookie dough, stick to the old tollhouse recipe. Make sure the diatomaceous earth is "food grade." There is a non-food grade which you don't want to eat! Chia is a very healthy seed that has its roots in Aztec and other native cultures and is only now being grown in quantities enough for people to take it as a supplement. It's the same seed that you put on your chia pet, but you can get supplement chia seed at your health food store. Chia seed, when soaked, absorbs six times its weight in water. To make chia gel, put 1/3 cup of chia in a jar with 2 cups of water. Let soak overnight. You can add this healthy chia gel to all sorts of things for an extra health boost: mayonaise, jelly, eggs, cookie recipes, etc. This recipe calls for 1/2 cup chia gel. You can make just that amount or more, if you might use it other places. It will keep for a couple weeks in the fridge.