There’s a delicious one!
I think I may have done it! I created a tasty, vegan, bean-based oatmeal raisin cookie! Oh, yes, I did! 😀
These cookies turned out SO GREAT! Mal even liked them and he had no idea that chickpeas were thrown into the mix. He’s a tough critic when it comes to baked goods. He hates the healthy-tasting ones!
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- 1/4 cup oat flour
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup chickpeas
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Cinnamon to taste
- Preheat oven to 350*F
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor/mixer
- Coat baking sheet with non-stick spray
- Use a tablespoon to scoop batter onto baking sheet and then flatten with bottom of a spoon
- Bake for 18-20 minutes
- Allow to cool before serving
I’m so glad that Mal finished off the Lasagna-Style Baked Ziti because I am so sick of eating it. 😕 Again, tonight, I ate leftovers + salad. The salad was excellent– mostly due to the fresh arugula– but the Baked Ziti was just plain boring by day #3. Usually, I am okay with eating leftovers for multiple days in a row, but this meal just wasn’t doing it for me.
Oh, well. I ate it anyway.
Ask Me Anything
I’m only doing 1 or 2 more Ask Me Anything posts, so ask your questions now or forever hold your peace!
Do you ever get cravings for fast food? When is the last time you ate fast food?
No, I don’t crave fast food. The last time I ate it was when I waited over an hour to try the new Sonic in the area– which, if you’re curious, wasn’t worth the wait.
I love your healthy-eating approach to eating sweets. However, I am better off avoiding sweets because just one taste is likely to send me on a sweets binge! Any suggestions as to how to enjoy sweets occasionally but not binge as I am often tempted to?
Oh, boy. I struggle with this too. But, I’ve found that not having sweets is the house really makes a difference. If it’s not in the house, I can’t eat it. This also helps me get more creative with my sweet snacks, like the sliced banana + agave nectar + walnuts that I ate last night. If I’m in a situation where there are unlimited sweets, I make a pact with myself to enjoy a certain amount and then STOP. For instance, at a family get-together, I will allow myself 3 cookies and then STOP myself. I just need to make sure to establish that number BEFORE the event even starts. It’s much more difficult if I’ve already eaten a cookie or two.
What was a typical day of eating/working out like for you when you were initially losing your 20+lbs?
A typical day when I was losing weight was pretty much the same as it is today. I still eat between 1,800 – 2,200 calories per day and exercise 4-5 times a week. I made a lifestyle change instead of going on a diet, so it wasn’t really a before and after thing for me. But, before I lost weight, my habits were much different. I ate more and exercised less, so I weighed more than I do now.
I was SO interested in going to the Healthy Living Summit! Are there any other conferences of its kind that you would recommend?
Here are a couple of foodie events that I’ve attended with my recaps:
I’m also attending the big BlogHer conference (for the first time) this summer, and I know a bunch of bloggers that are attending FitBloggin next month. I’m sure there are plenty more out there, so if you know of some, please leave a comment.
You mentioned body pump in your post today– where do you take the class?
How much money do you make a month from just blogging? I’ve asked several other bloggers in the Ask Me Anything and no one has responded yet!
I make $1 million! 😉
Would you rather be a man or a woman (if you could chose from birth, not asking if you would want to be one now, of course)?
Definitely a woman. I’m not super girly, but I like all things related to being a female. And, guys are just gross! 😉
Off to the wine tasting!
P.S. American Idol is live tonight!