Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I like the Ghirardelli 60% cocoa in these)
Mix pb and brown sugar in mixer on medium speed until nice and blended (around 3 minutes)
Add eggs. Mix well.
Mix oats and soda.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Dough will be sticky and ooey gooey (professional baking terms there)
Spoon onto parchment lined baking sheet, and bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
ps is that my new table?? maybe.....still needs to be sealed....look for pictures soon!
I made cookies Saturday.
These long winter months really get to me.
I talk alot (and have the photos to prove it) about eating yummy things and baking tastey treats. I love both.
But what I love just as much, is exercise. (remember this ramble?)
So maybe I work out.... hard. I LOVE to sweat!! (I'm counting down the days until THIS race!)
What you don't know, is that before I made my cookies on Saturday, I ran 7 miles....so a small batch of cookies was a-o-k.
I guess what I'm trying to spit out, is a little something about balance between diet and exercise. Hillary pointed out last week that most diets tell you to skip out on cookies, cakes, bread, and basically all things delicious.....
I do not believe in diets.
I DO believe in food.
Good food. Real food.
I believe that you can eat anything you want, if done in moderation, and if you find what exercise YOU need to balance it out. For me it's running, and my new love of yoga. You may find something different works for you.
I'm also happy to say that we eat pretty healthy around here.
Yes we eat cookies. But I usually make a small batch, and we love to share with our friends.
We eat mostly all whole grains (with the occasional loaf of yummy crusty white bread to dip in our soup....of course!)
Whole grain pastas and brown rice. Whole grain bread--my kids don't know the difference.
LOTS of fruits and veggies. We love all kinds!
I'm not a meat lover, but we do love good chicken. And salmon....mmm....
We don't eat fast food. I have not been in a ff restaurant in years....(although I do love a good burger from here every now and then in the summer....but way too good to be called fast food!)
We only eat out a few times a month.
So I feel like we have earned a little wiggle room to eat some cookies....at least that's what I like to tell myself....
I am very interested to know how YOU find balance between diet and exercise?
Also, I want to continue our conversation TOMORROW about eating REAL food.
and...I finally saw THIS movie. I LOVED it!! We should talk about that too....see you then!