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Weather Talk, Egg Talk, A Healthy Cookie Recipe and More…

Hola! (Seriously, hola…I so wish I was back in the Caribbean right now. It’s so cold and windy in Charlotte. I shouldn’t complain though as some of you are digging out from snow…again.) But really, when is spring going to actually arrive this year? It’s going to be a cold Easter and the 10 day forecast isn’t looking super promising. Okay, I’m talking about the weather. Moving on…

Guess who ate eggs and chicken apple sausage for breakfast Monday morning?

And not just any eggs – perfect eggs! I love this fail-proof method for cooking eggs. Okay, now I’m talking about eggs at length. Equally as sad as the weather. Next topic…

Lunch bowls have continued. This one was a bit sad and used the last of whatever was left in my fridge. Brown rice, white beans, kalamata olives, diced tomatoes, avocado, smoked salmon and Greek yogurt. I officially have no fresh food after the fruit I ate with breakfast and the last of the veggies here. Must get to the store soon.

Check out what I came across in Bon Appetit as I was eating my lunch…a recipe for a bean and rice bowl with avocado much like some of the bowls I blogged about last week. See, I’m not totally crazy in my love for throw it in a bowl and call it a meal.

Look what I made! I went two whole weeks without eating sweets/processed carbs but last weekend I finally needed a little something. I whipped up these flourless peanut butter cookies but subbed honey for the sugar so that they stayed relatively “clean.” The honey changed the texture significantly and I had to chill the dough prior to baking so that it firmed up a bit but these are great little treats. Very gooey in the center and peanut butter-y.

Flourless Peanut Butter and Honey Cookies
– 1 cup peanut butter
– 1/2 cup honey
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– 1 egg
– Chocolate chips (optional)
– Sea salt (for finishing)

Mix everything together. Chill dough for about 30 minutes. Drop onto a baking sheet lined with parchment and lightly press down with a fork in a criss cross pattern. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for about 8-10 minutes.

Look who’s working with me today. We’re off to coach CrossFit. 😉

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  • Amanda March 26, 2013, 6:05 pm

    You can’t go wrong with peanut butter cookies!!! Can’t wait to make these!! 🙂

  • Greg Garrard March 26, 2013, 6:11 pm

    That breakfast looks delicious…right up my alley. I’ve never had chicken apple sausage but it sounds great. I assume it is pretty lean. Did you purchase this at a national food chain?
    And one more question…I consider myself a pretty good egg maker (omeletes, etc.) but I’m a little weak with fried eggs. What is your fail-proof method?
    Thanks in advance, Greg

  • Jo (livingmintgreen) March 26, 2013, 8:03 pm

    We share a very similar taste in food – most of my meals are served in a bowl with all my fav toppings: cheese, avocado, olives, yogurt, leafy greens, etc. It never gets old!! Flourless PB cookies are my go-to ‘healthy’ sweet treat, except I don’t put any sugar in. Just a lot of cinnamon, sea salt & an egg + 1 cup PB = perfection. They turn out like a shortbread cookie. 🙂

    • Jen March 27, 2013, 12:07 pm

      i am going to have to try that method of pb cookies! love it.

  • She Rocks Fitness March 26, 2013, 8:32 pm

    I need to start joining in on the “throw it in a bowl and call it a meal” deal! These are so perfect for spring/summer and remind me of a healthier version of a Chipotle bowl. Now I’m craving avocado, fresh salsa, corn chips, and black beans. YUMMY!

    • Jen March 27, 2013, 12:08 pm

      yes you do, it’s totally like healthier chipotle bowl…especially when you do a mexican theme.

  • Chris March 26, 2013, 8:58 pm

    I’m going to try these (the cookies). I think the addition of sea salt is going to make them amazing and I just happen to have some sea salt in my cupboard. 🙂 Thanks for the awesome recipe.

    • Jen March 27, 2013, 12:09 pm

      i think topping ANYTHING with sea salt makes it infinitely better! love salted baked goods!

  • Paige @ The Balancing Act March 26, 2013, 9:01 pm

    THOSE. COOKIES. I love the pb + honey combo in oatmeal, on toast, etc., and can’t even imagine the deliciousness in cookie form!

    Also, I can’t believe you went 2 weeks without sweets…I wouldn’t last a day! 😉

    • Jen March 27, 2013, 12:10 pm

      it’s been tough but nice to break the habit!

  • Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More March 26, 2013, 9:22 pm

    Simple recipe!! I will be making those cookies as soon as I can stand up!

    • Jen March 27, 2013, 12:12 pm

      i hope that you are feeling better and recovering. 🙁

  • Colleen March 26, 2013, 11:07 pm

    The weather in Mississippi is just as miserable. Ughhhhh. I love in the Deep South for a reason—to avoid crappy, winter weather. Oh, and all of my dinners are dinner bowls! Seriously, I toss every item (meat and sides) in a bowl topped with spinach –forget plates!

  • ashley March 26, 2013, 11:19 pm

    I love how you try to use what’s left in your fridge. I’m so bad at saying “there’s nothing in here” as I open the door. But I like that you take a peek and figure something out. Zoe’s takeout is becoming a serious bad habit in our house! BTW – I am not a fan of “fried” eggs but B thanks you for the tip! Eggs have become less of a nightmare for me. 🙂

    • Jen March 27, 2013, 12:14 pm

      haha – sometimes i just stand in the kitchen for like 5 minutes opening various cabinets, the fridge, etc until inspiration strikes. glad the egg method is working for you! hope you are well! xoxo

  • Mary-Catherine March 27, 2013, 12:11 am

    Wow! Those cookies look incredible and beyond amazing! Must try the recipe out this weekend! Thanks 🙂

  • meredith March 27, 2013, 8:23 am

    Those cookies look delicious. I think I have made something similar before but intend to make these as well soon! I love eating my meals in bowls and just about every meal of mine is served in bowl form, part of why I never eat sandwiches lol.

  • Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers March 27, 2013, 1:10 pm

    Mmmm, I could really go for some cookies about now. You can’t go wrong wth pb n’ chocolate!

  • Erica March 27, 2013, 4:17 pm

    I wish I could bring Cooper to work with me! I’m making those cookies tonight – they look amazing.

  • morgan March 28, 2013, 9:21 am

    What temperature do you bake the cookies at?

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