Feed Me

When I walked in the door of my house this afternoon, I was famished. I went a solid six hours without eating anything, which is much too long for me. I definitely got to the point of cranky-hungry. Thankfully, no one was around to deal my mood.

Immediately, I started thinking about what to make for lunch. What was I craving? What was easy and quick to throw together? Leftovers? Was there any produce about to spoil? What would fill me up and keep me satisfied? Eventually, I decided on breakfast for lunch with some mixed greens on the side.

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On the menu: an open-face egg and cheddar sandwich on a toasted Sandwich Thin, leftover home fries (from last night’s dinner), and mixed greens with balsamic vinegar.

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Hommmeee fries, I love you.

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After lunch, I whipped up an amazingly delicious peanut butter cookie in the microwave. Remember my 3-Minute Oatmeal Raisin Cookie? Well, this cookie is similar, but life-changing. (I’m so dramatic when it comes to cookies… and frosting.) The cookie was thick, moist, and super peanut buttery. I’m seriously debating making a second one. I loved it that much.

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Peanut Butter Cookie for One

Makes 1 cookie

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp liquid egg whites

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and mix well.
  2. Scrape batter off the sides of the bowl and flatten into a cookie shape.
  3. Cook in microwave for 90 seconds.
  4. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Take Back Dinnertime Challenge

It’s Week 3 of the Take Back Dinnertime challenge! This week’s theme is “Get Inspired” with tips to help readers make their way out of a recipe rut.

I’m off to a blogger dinner this evening.

See ya tomorrow!

66 Comments

  1. Hi Tina, I’ve never commented before, but I love your blog and look forward to reading it every day! You’ve inspired me in so many ways to reassess my healthy living habits and also my career choice (I’m actually beginning classes next spring to become a registered dietician after being in corporate marketing for the past 5 years). This cookie sounds great and I want to make it but need to know the equivalent of 2 tbsp liquid egg whites – how many real egg whites would this be? Thanks!

  2. So excited to try your PB cookie!!! I am a HUGE cookie fan. I make a peanut butter, oat, and chocolate chip recipe that is super high in protein and is so quick to make, will have to post it up soon!! Thanks for sharing this. I already eat the oatmeal raisin version and love it ;)!!

  3. I get cranky when I don’t eat every 4 hours or so too… My husband says, “Uh oh, I think Hungry Ashley is coming out” when he can tell I’m getting a little crabby. Ha.

    I make your 3-minute oatmeal cookie at least once or twice a week…your new peanut butter version looks even BETTER! I can’t wait to try it!

  4. My husband and I call that cranky-hungry state feeling, “hangry.” It’s a combination of hungry and angry. Sometimes you just gotta eat! 🙂

  5. I already had a (real and buttery and white sugary) cookie today, but if I hadn’t I would have immediately made yours when I got home. Weird how something without flour could have the taste/texture(ish) of a baked good!

  6. I love eggs, potatoes, and greens…especially for meals outside of breakfast! And I think I am going to need to treat myself to that that cookie tomorrow 🙂

  7. Gah! So excited by the recipe, but then saddened because we don’t have liquid egg white in Australia, and it’s far too big a waste to use two eggs just for the whites. Oh wait, probably I could use a whole egg?

  8. if i don’t snack every few hours i am a cranky-pants too!
    and LOVE the pb cookie idea – recently going through some dietary restrictions and was looking for a way i could satisfy my love for cookies – THANKS

  9. That cookie looks tasty! I haven’t made the 3 minute oatmeal cookie in so long, I’m thinking of adding some cocoa to make a chocolate variation. 😉 I hate it when I get that hungry. I find that once I let my appetite grow, I’m hungry for the rest of the day. 🙁

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