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Cookie (and Chocolate) Cravings

30 June 2010 6 Comments

Yesterday, I posted about how proud I was of my self control … like my old ways, I enjoyed mini-meals throughout Monday and was satisfied with one chocolate explosion cookie. Well that was Monday, and I am happy to say that I am human, and completely proud of that too. Yesterday (Tuesday) I had three of these nicely sized babies, and enjoyed every minute …

Fortunately, I am well passed the age of feeling guilty about some awesome cookies! Hmm, perhaps I should type up the recipe to post on One Frugal Foodie soon?

So do you make batches of cookie dough and store them in the fridge? My husband will eat any and all cookies I bake upon sight. So I always make a half batch, stash it in the fridge and make just 4 to 6 cookies a day. So you can expect that I will be baking some more today!

As for the fit part of yesterday, as Albert Einstein once said “The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Well, it seems I added some irony to this statement. Yesterday, I accidentally did the same workout DVD from Insanity again, and yes, I was expecting a different result (because until half way through I thought I was doing a different DVD), and no, I didn’t get it. But I still got another day of a very hard workout, so no loss. They call the first “workout” DVD, Day 2, so you can see my confusion with my morning brain on.

Tuesday Fitness:

  • 42 Minutes Plyo/Cardio – DVD 2 from Insanity
  • 2.5 Mile Walk with husband

8am – Leftover swiss chard (sans potatoes) from Monday’s dinner to keep the stomach light for the workout. I’m finding a little bit of veggies actually work well then.

10am – 2 apricots and a brown rice cake with a thicker layer of “frosting” – 1/2 ounce almonds, 3/4 ounce walnuts, pinch salt, dash cinnamon, 1 teaspoon maple syrup. Seriously, this is one of my favorite comfort foods.

12:30pm – Big salad with three cups mixed greens, a cup or more of steamed snap peas, a couple sliced raw carrots, a wee bit of leftover chicken, 1/3 of an avocado, and some homemade peanut dressing. I toss this all together to taste: peanut butter, rice vinegar, maple syrup, soy sauce, dash of thai red chili sauce, and a small gurgle of toasted sesame oil. I like my greens coated, so I am guessing I use three tablespoons of it?

Snacks – Some carrots and three chocolatey (whole grain) cookies … throughout the afternoon.

6:30pm – 2 baked chicken thighs, skin removed (always bake with skin on!), and a cup or so of brown rice with steamed snap peas, 1/2 a large vidalia onion, caramelized with a little olive oil – some Earth Balance stirred into the rice for yumminess.

Evening Snack – One juicy orange


Obesity rates rise yet again – Do you think this “epidemic” is merely a lack of activity coupled with poor eating habits, or do you think there is more to it than that?

FDA asks for less antibiotics in meat – This one surprised me, but in a good way. Katie wrote an interesting  post about antibiotics in food this week. Do you have concern for antibiotics when you purchase food? As Katie notes, it isn’t just the meat!


  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said:

    nice cookies!! i store cookie dough in the freezer. I have tons of varieties at all times. since it’s raw vegan unbaking, i just grab outta the freezer as necessary 🙂

  • Katie said:

    Swiss chard for breakfast is right up my alley!

    I usually make small batches of cookies, but I bake it all. I am cool with 1 or 2 cookies, but if there is cookie dough in the house, it’s over.

  • Shannon said:

    i need to get better at self control, and i think baking only a few cookies at a time is the way to go. not that i wouldn’t eat cold/frozen dough 😉

    those look amazing, i’d love to see the recipe 🙂

  • Lori said:

    Pretty solid eats- good job at keeping the portions under control. That is definitely my problem- I LOVE to eat and enjoy foods. Sometimes, I just tend to “love to eat” a little too much. 😉 So much good (healthy) food!
    BTW, those cookies look awesome!

  • Stacey said:

    Love your 10 a.m. meal – the frosting on the rice cake is a superb idea. And so healthy ♥

  • Maggie said:

    I love greens for breakfast! Do post the cookie recipe, they look delicious. I usually bake the whole batch and then freeze the extra baked cookies because cookie dough is even more tempting to my household than baked cookies. Sometimes I scoop the dough and freeze them unbaked too. Most recipes can be baked from partly thawed dough balls.