Monday has been a much better day. Full of work, yoga privates, babies and cookies. That’s good stuff.
I was up early to put together a meal for Caitlin. She just had a baby boy and I offered to bring them dinner. Nothing like sauteing onions and baking cookies at 7 a.m.!
Cooking for other people is one of my very favorite things to do. I made Southwestern stuffed sweet potatoes, a salad with homemade vinaigrette and flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
These cookies are my new favorite thing to bake. I think I’ve made them at least five times in the last two months. They only have a handful of ingredients and require one bowl and no mixer!
Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip CookiesPrint
Flourless Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- 1 cup natural salted peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Kosher/sea salt to finish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together peanut butter, sugars, vanilla, egg and chocolate chips. I like to use a fork.
- Roll cookies into a ball (a little more than a tablespoon per cookie) and place on baking sheet. Gently flatten with fork, making a criss cross pattern and then sprinkle with kosher or sea salt.
- Bake for about 9-12 minutes or until puffy and slightly golden. I like to take mine out a little before they seem ready so that they are extra chewy.
Warning: addictive and WAY too easy.
I’m still off of oatmeal and Greek yogurt so breakfast while I was cooking was an egg scramble. Spinach, grape tomatoes, goat cheese an egg and diced avocado. Kiwi on the side.
I came home for a very late lunch after a morning at work and a midday workout. I did a tough strength circuit so I wanted a protein-centric lunch. I made a salad out of Saturday night’s leftovers. Mixed greens topped with mushroom whole wheat couscous and chopped stuffed chicken. And then I ate a cookie.
I taught a yoga private this afternoon and delivered Caitlin’s dinner. Now I’m about to lead a strength/stability/core/mobility clinic for the American Cancer Society’s DetermiNation marathon training team. I can’t wait to tell y’all all about it tomorrow.
I keep buying these cheap Sony headphones over and over again and they never last for more than 2-3 months before one of the ears will lose sound. It’s frustrating. Can someone recommend quality headphones that stay in during all types of workouts (running, lifting, jumping around, etc.). Please?
Hope it was a great Monday!
I have a pair of Nike headphones that I bought at Target and I love them!!
I have headphones that wrap around your ear, so they never fall out! Mine are Philips brand and i found them for $7 or $8 at Marshall’s. 😀
I need to have a baby so you can come cook me dinner 🙂
I do the same thing with those headphones. Just got a new pair in the mail Friday. I love having them hook into my ears but hate how they always stop working after a few months.
The Jaybird Freedom’s are great. They’re bluetooth and hook around your ears. They’re pricey – but worth it! jaybirdgear.com
Oh my goodness, Jen! I was just having the same thought. I have the same headphones that I keep buying over and over, and they are awful. I’ve been meaning to research a good pair of sport headphones. I’m excited to hear what your readers say! I adore your blog and you inspire me for your balance and strength! Wishing you a great week ahead!
Buy a pair of yurbuds. They are AMAZING!! Stay in when you run/sweat and are very comfortable. I have the cheaper version, which work great. I bought my Dad a pair at Best Buy, but you can also order them online at yurbuds.com. Hope you try them!
And those cookies look amazing 🙂
That meal looks so beautiful! How thoughtful of you- I’m sure Caitlin was so excited!!! I’m seriously debating whether or not I should hop off the couch and make those cookies…. they look so easy and so good!
Go to an audiologist and get custom molded plugs/phones – they are custom shaped to your ear canals and are SO comfortable. Pricy, but worth it and last a long time. I’ve have mine for years.
Once David and I have children, we’ll move to Charlotte. 😉
I have head phones that wrap around my ears and have ear buds. I think I got them at City Sports, but not sure of the brand. I love them!
Bose Mie2i (or Bose Mie2 if you don’t have an iphone) headphones are INCREDIBLE!
I bought some skullcandy ones that go around your ear. They are called skullcandy sport or active or something. They are awesome and they cost less than $10 at TJ Maxx or Marshalls.
yummy looking meal!! do you have that sweet potato recipe up on your recipe blog?? id love to make it!!! as far as headphones, invest in an expensive pair that are buds…worth it!!
skull candy headphones are THE best. they have just the right smushiness to be comfy but are also sturdy enough to stay in your ears. they also arent that expensive, you can get them pretty much anywhere. AND they come in fun colors!! i love them!!
I just run with a big ass radio. It takes 8 Ds.
This comment completely made my morning…LOL
chris is amazing. always good for a smile! 😉
I’d be all over those cookies. YUM.
I always buy cheap headphones but never the same kind. I’ve yet to find a pair that I like that stay in my ears when I get uber sweaty. I usually lose them, so even though I’ve been told some great suggestions on which to buy I am hesitant to cash out!
I had the exact same problems before I found these. The only time they’ve ever fallen out was on a long run when it was like August and 90+ degrees out. Otherwise they are solid.
I wear the exact headphones… In fact I was just telling my husband how i’ve probably spent a couple hundred dollars buying the cheap $10 headphones from target every 4-6 months!… I have small ears and I don’t like the most of the stuff out there– i’ve never found anything I really like.
I love my Yurbuds! I caved when they had me try them out last year at the rock n roll Denver expo….and found myself wearing them for the first time the next day for all 13.1 miles! They’re so comfy that I forget that I’m wearing them and they definitely stay put! I love them and would highly recommend them regardless of the price. I have the $50 pair…But like another commenter said…there are cheaper versions out there for like $20-30
My favourite headphones by far are skull candy. The meal you made looks beautiful, how thoughtful of you.
Do you have the recipe for the taters? Look so good!!!!:)
those stuffed sweet potatoes look so awesome!!! i always buy cheap headphones because i always lose them!
That clinic sounds so interesting! Your cookies look amazing as well, and tres dangerous to have around the house!
I love Sennheiser earphones, the quality of the music is just so good with them! I have normal ones which stay in my ears just fine, but they also work together with adidas. You should try those!?
The meal looks so yummy!
I’m making those cookies today!
I use noise canceling Shure ear buds? They fit, stay in place, withstand sweat, and cancel background noise so I can zone out! They are pricy but worth it.
Those sweet potatoes look awesome! Can you post the recipe for those?
i use those same sony headphones and have forever – but you’re right, they need replacing quite often!!! please share what you end up replacing them with!!
Your meal looks fabulous (as do all of your creations!)
I used to have skull candy earbuds and had the same problem. One of the ears would lose sound and I’d go buy another pair.
I’ve now invested in yurbuds and they are AMAZING. I won’t ever buy another pair. They are great!
yurbuds are awesome! best things ever
Philips earbuds are great because they wrap around your ear and stay in place. I’ve used them in four marathons and all sorts of gym workouts and they don’t move (I think they are about $20 in Target).
so….what’s in the potatoes? they look yummy!!!
Will you share that stuffed sweet potato recipe? 🙂
Seconding and thirding all the other comments about posting the recipie for those amazing looking potaotes! They look so delicous!
Those southwestern sweet potatoes look amazing!
I use flexible earhook headphones by Phillips for running, got them from WalMart for about $10? They have them in different colors and I’m on my 2nd pair – the first pair lasted a least a year before they started getting gross from my sweat 🙂
please post the recipe for the stuffed sweet potatoes – they look amazing!!
I use JVC – Sport Clip Earbud Headphones and they work great. They never fall out of my ears. You can find them at any Best Buy or BestBuy.com.
those sweet potatoes sounds so yummy!! can you share the recipe? 🙂
Have you ever tried Yurbuds…a bit pricey, but worth it for me…they stay in, i’ve had them about a year and haven’t had any problems! Good luck!
would love a recipe for the sweet potatoes!!
Your breakfast looks unreal, I love eggs and avocados! I have the same problem as you with headphones so no suggestions but you aren’t alone! Just this morning they were falling out of my ears mid-burpees and I was not very happy! Looking forward to seeing everyone’s suggestions 🙂
Earbuds are the way to go!! I wrote about these as they are the best! I always get so sweaty my headphones won’t stay in my ears, but these little things slip over the tip of my IPod headphones and won’t come out of my ears – no matter how sweaty I get or how much I jump around. They are about $20 but well worth it!
Can you post the recipe for the sweet potato dinner you made for Caitlin ?!
Chiming in about the sweet potatoes – can you post a recipe? thanks!
How do you make your homemade vinegarette???
I’d also love the potato recipe as well:)
Can I ask why you’re off the Greek yogurt thing? Are you following a specific diet and why? If I can ask! 🙂
I use Nixon ear buds. They never fall out.
I buy the same headphones. Yes, they need to be replaced every 3 months, but 4 a year is still cheaper than buying a super expensive pair. They are comfy and stay put so I wouldn’t try to find something else. There is a reason they are cheap! Just buy 3 at a time and there is no problem!
These cookies are so great! I adapted them and hope you don’t mind me linking up to your recipe
I just made these… They taste amazing!!! A couple of cookies and a glass of homemade almond milk yum!!
Jen, I just made your cookies and they are delicious! Like a Reese’s cup in a cookie. So addicting! Thanks for the recipe!