Tired Feet

by Heather on January 28, 2010

Hey guys!  I finally made it back!  This was a LONG day on my feet, and I’m not used to that anymore!  My feet are ready for some TLC, that’s for sure!

This morning I did another 3-minute cookie, but used the Amazing Grass instead of cocoa powder.  I thought I might go ahead and share the recipe for this on my blog, but I just want to make sure everyone knows the original recipe is from Tina!  She’s the one who came up with the original, and I just adjusted it for my own personal tastes!

Below are the ingredients I’ve been using in mine:

  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/8 cup egg whites
  • 1 packet Truvia
  • 1 packet Chocolate Amazing Grass
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp chocolate chips (these are 60% cocao)

Mix them all together in a bowl:

And microwave on high for 1 minute.  When I take mine out, I run the edge of a spoon or a knife around the edge, then invert onto a plate as shown:

The cookie should fall right out, and look something like this:

I would just recommend everyone at least pour water into the bowl immediately for easy cleanup!  Such a super simple and delicious breakfast; it keeps me full for hours!

On the way to the convention center I stopped at Starbucks for a cup of coffee:

And I got a cranberry almond Kind bar (potential snackage)

And some dehydrated apples.  SO GOOD!  I actually really enjoy apple chips more, but these were perfectly tart-sweet.  Mmmmmm :)

The snowsports show was a lot of fun…didn’t hurt that my company’s booth was the biggest, coolest one there!  I got to help some of my sales reps show the line and learn a lot more about the product for 2010…score!  I’m stoked about some of the really cute women’s stuff coming out as early as this summer :)

Now, the sad thing is that the only place I could get anything with veggies was the pizza place on the supreme pizza…how messed up is that?  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love me some greasy pizza, but after the past couple of days all I really wanted was something good and healthy.  I didn’t even think about eating the snacks I got at Starbucks (I know, I know…in my defense it had been about 6 hours since I’d gotten them and they were stuffed in a closet in my bag), so I got the pizza and ate it knowing tonight needed to be much healthier!

I left at 4:30 and high-tailed it to the store for dinner.  We decided to make fajita salad, so of course I needed an onion and a pepper!

Here’s a little somethin’ somethin’ about me:  I hate, detest, abhor green bell peppers.  Gross.  So I always get the red/orange/yellow ones instead.  I find they’re so much sweeter and flavorful (and not as earthy tasting) than the green ones.  For fail-proof fajita veggies, do this:

Cut the veggies in strips, put in a saucepan, and add 1-2 cups of water.  Turn heat to medium high, and boil veggies until there is no more water.  Add 1 Tbsp canola oil, and saute until color starts to develop on the veggies.  The water tenderizes them, and the oil adds the color without burning them!  Sooooooooo good, and so easy!

The chicken is tossed in chicken chili seasoning (you can get those pre-mixed spice packets at just about any grocery store) and sauteed it in a non-stick pan with a little water to get the spice mix evenly distributed.  The salsa and guacamole are both from Eat Wholly, and the rice is instant rice with a can of black beans, a cup of corn, and some diced red onion.  Basically I mixed it all together and shoved it in my mouth.

And then dessert was the rest of our Haagen Dazs 5 Vanilla Bean ice cream (about 1/4 cup each) with a sprinkle of chocolate chips on top:

This was such a crazy long and busy day!  I didn’t realize I would enjoy myself as much as I did, but my feet are dead and all I want to do is crash on the couch with my sweet husband and watch 30 Rock!  I might do a workout later tonight, but I think it might be better for me to have taken the day off and do a kick-ass workout on Saturday instead :)

Has anyone tried the 3-minute cookie yet?  What special mix-ins do you use?  Or, if you haven’t tried it, what would you add to yours? I’m loving the chocolate chips, and I think at some point I would like to try dried crack strawberries to them…easy, watery mouth!!!!

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1 Ashley January 28, 2010

Yeah I just heard about the snow show! What company do you work for? Yumm cookie!

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2 salah44 January 28, 2010

I will be trying the 3-minute cookie all next week! Well, actually I will be experimenting with all the great oats recipes I am finding on blogs!

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3 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 29, 2010

I LOVE dried apples!!! and Kind bars!

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4 lpskins January 29, 2010

I NEED to make that cookie!!! I would prob add some dried cranberries to the mix but they would not sub for the chocolate chips. The prob is that I can’t have a bag of chips in my house!

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5 Christie @ Honoring Health January 29, 2010

That breakfast cookie looks great!

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6 Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie January 29, 2010

Thanks Heather.

I haven’t tried 3 minute cookie yet… But yours looks really good. The pizza also looks good as well.. I haven’t had pizza in a long while :)

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7 Chelsea January 29, 2010

I need to try one of those cookies. I hope today isn’t as insane!

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8 Michelle January 29, 2010

Those breakfast cookies look so good! Tina is a mastermind. ;)

Glad you had fun at the show!

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9 Jill January 30, 2010

Love the addition of choco chips in the cookie…might just have to try that. Funny how chocolate will make me try almost anything!

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10 Angela (ohsheglows) June 2, 2010

Yummmmmmmmm!

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11 Aimee August 11, 2010

Your version of breakfast cookies sounds yummy too. I think I would like them cooked, at least on colder mornings to be sure. :)

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12 eatmovelove August 30, 2010

Oh wow – love this cookie idea!!

Did the Amazing Grass makes it taste “weirder” though versus using cocoa powder?

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13 Heather August 30, 2010

I didn’t notice a difference at all, but I think that would be attributed to the peanut butter and chocolate chips in there :)

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14 Ginny September 8, 2010

This cookie just changed my life! OMG – Amazing!!!!!!! I added chia seeds and used 1 T milk instead of yogurt and it was divine. Will probably be eating this everyday for the rest of my life :)

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15 Carlos October 5, 2010

Like you, I do not like green peppers….Yuck! But, if I roast them, I can eat them.

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16 Lisa June 28, 2011

I’ve been wanting to try Amazing Grass for a while. When I saw this recipe, I decided to take the plunge and buy it. I loved this recipe, and my 3 boys hovered around me begging for bites. Thanks for sharing!

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17 Jen (A Girl and Her Carrot) October 10, 2011

Okay, holy mole to the breakfast cookie! I wonder if I can figure out the nutritional value so I can get the carbohydrate info for athletes (i.e. cyclists) who need to refuel during long rides. So happy stumbleupon sent me here today!

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18 Heather October 11, 2011

i bet you could! i’m always wary about calculating nutritionals since i’m not an RD, but i can’t imagine this could be a bad thing for cyclists to eat :)

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19 DavetteB November 13, 2011

I’ll forward this recipe to my mother – I don’t own a microwave but she does.

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