The other day Dr. Oz did a little taste test of PB2 on his show.
He liked it (or course).
We do too, especially during “nack” time.
I don’t know about you, but there’s a certain time in the late afternoon that the same things usually happen around here.
I realize I’m tired.
I realize I’m hungry.
The boys wake up from their nap.
The boys start repeating “ow-t”, “ow-t”, “ow-t” while attempting to get out of their cribs.
I remember that there’s wet clothes sitting in the washer and dirty dishes from lunch in the sink.
I tell myself that tomorrow I’ll make a better effort to wear cute workout clothes instead of my “normal outfit” – an old sports bra, tank top and whatever running shorts or pants happen to be clean (or not sitting wet in the washer) .
I notice all the food (crumbs, yogurt, etc.) stuck to my “normal outfit” from earlier in the day.
I realize I only got about 3 things done on my “to do” list (which is about 3 pages long) for the day.
I crave a Coke Zero like no other. (I really wish I didn’t.)
I have to admit there have been days in the past that I snack like crazy to just get through the rest of the day.
Now though, instead of indulging in one too many Costco Animal Crackers, I make myself one of these.
There are all different versions of this cookie, but because we’ve got apples coming out of our ears over here (and, well, because Dr. Oz likes PB2 and all) we’ve been “nacking” on these
little ginormous things lately.
“Nack” Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie
serves one tired, hungry mama or two energetic
1/3 cup oats (30 grams)
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons PB2
3 tablespoons applesauce
1 tablespoon nondairy milk
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1-2 sweetener packets (I use one Splenda)
cinnamon to taste
small fresh apple chunks (optional)
Mix all ingredients together in small bowl.
Form into one large cookie on cookie sheet. (I use parchment paper.)
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
Yep. This “nack” hits the spot.
It’s about 260 calories or so for the entire cookie. Now THAT is awesome!
I took this picture on Monday before my hair appointment the other day. If I’m ever not in my workout uniform I’ll try to get one of the new dew.
Don’t look closely at that calendar in the background. It’s still on August.
Great, one more thing to add to my “to do” list.
Today was a LONG one.
I not only needed my Coke Zero, but I needed to doctor up the cookie of the afternoon.
I also needed to do something with this.
It was so fabulous that I almost forgot that I was craving a Coke Zero.
A little bit later I remembered about the Coke Zero, but managed to forgot my wallet, water and money when I went to teach my classes at the Y tonight. Lovely.
See you tomorrow!