I’ve been working hard to eat healthier. While my scale isn’t moving super fast (I’ve lost about 7 pounds in two months), it is moving in the right direction and I feel better about what I’m putting in my body. One of my biggest down falls is my sweet tooth.
I can do well for a while but then those cravings hit. However, I have come up with a recipe that seems to help this tremendously and also puts a bit more protein in my diet. There are a ton of protein cookie recipes out there, but I found them really dry and the cookie would crumble as you tried to eat it. I started experimenting with my own recipe and here it is. It has a wonderful taste to it.
- 1 pat or about 1/4-1/2 tablespoon butter real butter
- 1 teaspoon all natural peanut butter ingredients should be peanuts and salt ONLY
- 1 tablespoon Splenda
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla whey protein powder I like Robb's
- 5 Atkins candy coated chocolates
Melt butter and peanut butter in a small mug (about 20 seconds in microwave)
Stir until smooth.
Add Splenda and protein powder. Stir until smooth.
Microwave on high for about one minute. Check. If it is not starting to firm up around the edges, nuke 20 seconds at a time until it does.
Sprinkle on the candies (they will melt a bit from the heat of the cookie, but not too much).
Let sit for about five minutes and enjoy. I just eat it with a spoon right out of the mug. So yummy and kills that sweet urge in a healthier way than sugar and white flour.
Note: You can also make these with chocolate protein powder. However, I think it gives them a bit of a bitter taste. I much prefer the vanilla. If you are craving chocolate, though, that might be a good solution.