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 Cookies
1 cup natural salted peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
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!