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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Good morning,

This week I have dedicated it to being healthy!  I have been bad and I have had my share of sweets so this week, I am going to be way better. I’m off from work so I have no excuse!  Mornings are exercise, eating will be healthy and I’ll spend my time cleaning the house and catching up on some reading.  I want to have a feeling of accomplishment, not regret.  So with that I will share with you my workout from last week and my 34 calorie cookie, that I found addicting!!

First the workout

Sunday – Nothing

Monday – 20 minutes jump roping & 40 Upper Body Strength Training

Tuesday – 40 Minutes Kickboxing

Wednesday – 30 Minutes Jump Roping, 15 minutes Ab workout

Thursday – 30 Minutes Jump Roping, 10 Minutes Ab workout

Friday – 20 Minutes Jump Roping

Saturday – Nothing, I walked the city of San Francisco for 8 hours

I burned 2162 Calories, beat my goal of 1700, Yah!  But I need to work harder since sugar trumps all that!

Now for a Guilt-Free Cookie!!  I made this recipe up myself, so I call them Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

I don’t know how to describe these cookies, but chewy, kind of cakey and moist. You really taste the peanut butter and cinnamon.  I found them quite addicting!  I like a low calorie cookie because I don’t feel bad if I have more then one.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

3/4 cup whole-wheat flour

1 cup regular oats

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 tsp pure vanilla

2 Egg Whites

1/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce

1 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a bowl, cream together peanut butter, and brown sugar.

Add the egg whites, applesauce and vanilla. Beat together until smooth and creamy.  Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and beat together until incorporated.

Stir in oats and fold in chocolate chips.

Place about 1 Tbsp. of cookie batter onto cookie sheet, place in oven for 10 – 12 minutes, until bottom is lightly brown.

Makes 32 cookies

Calories per cookie:  34.6,  Fat:  1.4, Sodium:  23,   Potassium:  9,  Carbs:  5.4,  Fiber:  .6,  Sugar:  2.9,  Protein: 1.2

I like that I used Peanut Butter instead of Butter.  Everything is pretty healthy in this cookie!  I’d say omit the chips, but don’t, it adds the sweetness that is needed.  If you try them, you must let me know what you think.
I wonder what other kind of healthy snack I could come up this week?  I’m thinking of some kind of banana muffin!   I am going to be doing a lot of experimenting this week.  Do you have a healthy snack or cookie recipe thats your go to, make you feel good snack?
Have a great healthy week! Be prepared for only healthy recipes this week!!!!  At least thats my goal at the moment!  he he

Comments

  1. WOW! You have had some reeeally intense workouts! 🙂 Good for you! And these cookies look amazing 😉 thanks for sharing 😀

  2. Totally agreed! I had some sweet tooth disasters last week and my pants are bit tighter because of it. I already know Thanksgiving will be a little indulgent, so the rest of the week has to be the picture of healthy perfection! We can do it!

    Love the sound of these cookies!

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