At-Home Chipper

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Hi, guys!

After breakfast yesterday morning, I got my sweat on with this at-home chipper!


I forgot to time myself, but this workout took me awhile to finish (maybe 20 minutes?) and it left me a tired, sweaty mess. I took multiple breaks during it to catch my breath and let my muscles recover. This one is definitely a butt-kicker!


After my at-home WOD, I showered up and then reheated some Loaded Baked Potato Chicken Salad from the previous night’s dinner. I thought Mal took all of the leftovers for his lunch today, so I was psyched to see a Tupperware container of it sitting in the fridge. Woohoo! Oh, it’s the little things in life…



For dinner, I cooked up some Stuffed Sole Fillets from Omaha Steaks that my mom gave Mal and me for Christmas.

Stuffed Sole Fillets

When she asked me what we wanted for Christmas this year, I jokingly said “food” because, well, food is awesome and we really didn’t need or want anything specific. Mal and I just aren’t “stuff” people. Sure, we’ll buy something if we need it, but we’re not a fan of accumulating things, which is another reason why we want to simplify our life in 2013. I thought my mom would get us gift card to Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s, but she bought us a variety pack of goodies (meats, fish, loaded baked potatoes) from Omaha Steaks. Cool! I’m excited to try them all!

Along with a Stuffed Sole Fillet, I had some brown rice and steamed green beans. Good dinner!

stuffed sole with green beans and rice

After dinner, I had a killer cookie craving, so I whipped up a batch of Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies, which I enjoyed while folding laundry and watching Stars in Danger: The High Dive, which I only watched because I wanted to have a good laugh about it, but then I ended up kind of getting into it. Diving is no joke, and it looked really hard. I know I couldn’t do those dives!

cookies and laundry

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies


  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp liquid egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. Use a spoon to portion batter onto a prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and serve warm.

Makes 9 cookies


Question of the Day

It’s a really important one”¦

Would you rather eat cookies or ice cream?



  1. I love how easy that cookie is I actually have a huge phobia to peanut butter (long story) so I wonder how that would work with maybe pumpkin pie filling like if it would even turn into a cookie hmm.. and totallllllly gonna have to go with best of both worlds cookie dough ice cream ha! 😀

  2. Does Cookie Dough Ice Cream count? 🙂 I honestly don’t know, I love ALL sweets equally 🙂

    If I used Almond Butter in place of peanut butter in the cookies, would that work as well? Or should I add in almond extract in place of the vanilla extract?

  3. Cookies. Hands down. No contest. Actually, I just made your pb cookie recipe because I was compelled to the kitchen after reading this post. They are so good! I’ve been adjusting to the new world of gluten free and recipes like this really make a difference. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Good workout, I am definitelyl going to do this one…do you do push up burpees or just kick back the legs?

    We started back at training last night after Christmas, straight into the burpees!!!

  5. I’ve never gotten actual food for Christmas but I don’t really like accumulating “stuff” either. My apartment was kept so simple, organized, and free of clutter which is how I like it. I would rather eat a cookie ice cream sandwich 🙂

  6. Cookies! Not too much of an ice cream person. But when christmas time came around I pretty much ate a whole bucket of plain sugar cookies. the thin ones are THE BEST

  7. We watched that show last night too! I told my friend about it and she thought it was so hilarious that she said her life is now complete lol. But I agree, the fact that they learned how to dive is amazing!

  8. Ice cream hands down! Even in the winter I have to have a variety of flavors in the freezer.

    Thought you might be interested in a grain I was reading about today. It’s called Freekah and supposed to be a powerhouse substitute for rice, etc. Good for GI sensitive too. I’ve never had it but this website has a bunch of cool info and recipes!

  9. Cookies!!! I love warm gooey cookies just out of the oven. Cookies and a nice hot cup of coffee are my favorite snack. I don’t have them often but when I do I love peanut butter cookies of any kind. I made peanut butter kiss cookies for my son to take back to PSU with him last week. I saved a few for my youngest son but I ended up eating them all!!! I’m excited to try your recipe. I looks so easy and way healthier than mine. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I’d rather eat both. Cookies and ice cream…..can’t get much better than that. One of my fave things is ice cream with crumbled up Crispix cereal. it tastes like a crumbled ice cream cone but crunchier.

    Those cookies look delish. Any idea how many egg whites that would be? maybe 3? and do you think I could substitute stevia powder for the sugar?

  11. Hm, cookies in the winter with my tea and definitely home made ice cream in the summer. Nice cookies, unfortunately it is nearly impossible to buy peanut butter where I live and I have to use all kinds of sources to get it so I wouldn’t put precious PB in a cookie but I will defo try it if and when I get a big batch of PB 🙂

  12. Cookies!! I’ve just discovered bacon chocolate chip cookies with sea salt. I’ve made them 3 times in the last week!

  13. Those fillets look so yummy! Seafood is usually my first choice when eating out, though I typically go for other meats at home. I need to start researching more fishy foods to cook in the kitchen.

  14. I usually use 1/4 cup sugar instead of 1/2 for that PB cookie recipe and you can’t really taste the difference…they’re still plenty sweet.

  15. Looks like a hard workout! Wow, that is a tough question. I’d probably have to go with cookies because I could eat those any time where as with ice cream I need to be craving it to really enjoy it. P.s. Here in Tampa, I literally can’t think of one real ice cream place. Every single shop is frozen yogurt. What is up with that? If you’ve never been to Crescent Ridge in Sharon- you must go!

  16. I think i would have to choose ice cream. Most of the time when I see a cookie that looks delicious…it’s just kinda bland and a waste. Ice cream never fails to be yummy

  17. Just did this workout, it was killer! That stretch of 70 burpees almost did me in! I’m pretty sure it took me quite a bit longer than your 20 min, so awesome job!

  18. Ice cream! I can easily down a whole pint of Ben & Jerry’s in one sitting. Not exactly good for the waistline haha.

  19. I substituted unsweetened all natural organic applesauce for the sugar and almond butter for the peanut butter. They came out absolutely delicious. Keep sharing the recipes!

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