As I am sure you know by now, I have a MAJOR sweet tooth, however, sweets (in the quantity I consume them anyway) are not great for maximizing performance. I am therefore constantly on the lookout for ways I can trick my sweet tooth into eating nutritious foods.
As much as I love fruit, my sweet tooth is a smart one that knows fruits are not real sweets, these cookies were one way I was able to sneak lots of nutrition into cookies without arising suspicision…..yes, I am writing like my sweet tooth has a mind of its own….but, technically it is my mind, so it is a person….or a part of my mind anyway 🙂
Speaking of what is on my mind, I am participating in Amanda’s linkup again this week for Thinking Out Loud Thursday. What have I been thinking about during the moments my mind can run (pun intended :p) free during my runs you ask?
Doesn’t a lumberjack have one of the most rewarding jobs? The noise that is made as a giant tree/branch hits the ground after you have chopped away at it for a while must be so satisfying! Maybe I should switch careers and become a logger…..that is the correct word for it, apparently no real “logger” would ever say Lumberjack. Sorry to anyone I offended 🙂
Do you ever wonder why you like particular smells and others do not? A friend and I were talking about this a few weeks ago on a run. There are so many controversial smells; gas, fresh cut grass, mulch, rain, jet fuel. I wonder why we have associations with some smells, and not others.
For the record, I hate all of the above, except gas!
Finally, can someone please explain to my why people run next to one another with their headphones in? I understand running with music when you are on your own, but why would you run with someone if you were just going to listen to your own music? This confuses me.
Enough randomness, back to the purpose of this post; COOKIES!
They turned out wonderfully; a delightfully rich, fudgy cookie, with the smoothness of the kiss to match it perfectly. They were definitely moreish, but this is one cookie that can be enjoyed without guilt…..unless of course you consume all 24 in one go….your tummy may be a little unhappy!
- Avocados are considered by some nutritionists as the perfect food! High in heart healthy (good) fats, high in fiber, and protein, acts as an anti-inflammatory, AND it is high in many vitamins and minerals
- Black beans help with blood sugar regulation and are great for cardiovascular health, meaning your workouts will feel better
- Whole Wheat Flour helps you towards your daily serving of whole grains, while reducing your risk of Type II diabetes AND helping to maintain your metabolism
- Almonds are high in Vitamin E to help recovery, and phosphorus helps to keep your bones strong. Almonds also provide lots of good fats to help lower cholesterol, and reduce your heart attack risk
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What random things have you been contemplating about recently? What are your favorite love it or hate it smells? Can your sweet tooth tell when you are trying to fool it?
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