These Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies are Trim Healthy Mama compliant! Natural peanut butter, flax, eggs, sweetener, and dark chocolate - these cookies are delicious and super healthy!
I have a big admission to make to you. I'm addicted to treats. Ok, so maybe that isn't so much of a huge announcement given that I'm a food blogger, but it's true! Just yesterday after a kid-free shopping trip to Target (YAY), I pulled into my driveway and sat there finishing my container of miniature Oreos. In peace.
Moms, you know what I'm talking about.
Honestly though, Paul and I have been doing really good with making much healthier choices with meals. The low carb, high protein, healthy fats eating plan we've been following (Trim Healthy Mama - my affiliate link) really does work. I've lost 14 pounds and Paul is down almost 20 pounds since the middle of November.
Unfortunately, he really doesn't crave sweets and baked goods like I do! For him, the change has really been cutting out sugary drinks and take out food. For me, though, I've needed to really find some healthy replacements for my "sweet tooth" as my dad refers to it. He has one too, guess I know where I got it from!
I know I'll still have my off-plan treats and meals every now and then, which is one of the reasons why I love Trim Healthy Mama so much. It can be restrictive depending on what foods you were previously accustomed to eating, but it definitely allows for off-plan meals on occasion. Just start over again in 3 hours!
I definitely need to plan ahead better, though - especially when I have low-carb recipes on hand like these AMAZING Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies! No white flour and no added sugar in these cookies, either - depending on the brand of dark chocolate you use. I used the Aldi brand 85% dark chocolate, but you could use melted sugar free chocolate chips as well - Lily's is my favorite (affiliate link)!
yield: 12 - 16 cookiesAuthor: Kelly Millerprint recipe
Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies
Low carb cookies made with natural peanut butter, PB2, eggs, flax meal, Truvia, and dark chocolate.
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 8 MINStotal time: 18 mins
In a large mixing bowl, stir together all ingredients besides dark chocolate, until well combined.
Place rounded tablespoonfuls onto lined cookie sheets. Press into tops of cookies with a fork in a criss cross pattern, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 - 8 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.
Dip cooled cookies into melted dark chocolate, or just drizzle some over the tops of the cookies. Refrigerate 5 minutes or until chocolate hardens. Store in an airtight container.
These peanut butter cookies are so good! I had left some without chocolate to see how they tasted, and I definitely prefer them with the dark chocolate but you could definitely skip that if you're needing something dairy-free. Let me know how these turn out for you!
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My new favorite coffee in the mornings are my Mocha International Delight® One Touch Lattes™! A cup of coffee and a press of One Touch Latte make my busy mornings go so much easier!
Ever since Silas graced us with his presence almost 8 years ago, my morning routine as a mom has been crazy busy. Back then, it consisted of getting both of us fed and dressed and out the door in time for him to get to my Grandparent's house and, hopefully, in time for me to arrive before my 2nd graders opened the door to my classroom. These days, I have three breakfasts to make, two lunches to pack, outfits to find, teeth that needs reminding to be brushed, backpacks double checked, and out the door in time to get the oldest two to school.
If it was one thing that I was unprepared for with Motherhood it was how, from the moment I open my eyes in the morning, I need to be wide awake and ready to get moving!
Needless to say that by the time I get home from dropping the boys off from school, my coffee has long since grown cold. I will admit, some days I have so much work to get started on that I just roll with the room temperature coffee. I know you do it too, don't lie! :)
I've since discovered my new best friend every morning - International Delight® One Touch Latte™. This thing seems to carve out a small coffeehouse right here in my own kitchen! It really is super simple to use, too:
1. Fill cup with 2/3 coffee - you want some room for that delicious froth, trust me!
2. Shake the One Touch Latte™ can; then press and hold the can above coffee, firmly, for 5 - 7 seconds. *See video tutorial below.
3. Enjoy your delicious latte!
I snagged my favorite Mocha during my last trip through the dairy aisle at Walmart, but I also can't wait to try the French Vanilla. I actually have some ground peppermint flavored coffee in my pantry just begging to be transformed into a One Touch Latte™ Peppermint Mocha- doesn't that sound just amazing?! These One Touch Lattes™ sweeten, creams, flavors, and froths your coffee all at the same time. Plus, you are able to get 7 uses out of each can - such a great value for a delicious at-home latte.
What flavor are you going to try first? Leave you response in the comment section below!