Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mmmmm Cookies

But they were really healthy, I promise! I mentioned a few days ago that I was going to make the Carrot Cake cookies from Shirl's recipe blog and I finally gathered up all the ingredients and got to it. I'm going to post the recipe here because I think it's just THAT good!

Carrot Cake Cookies (only 1 point each!!)

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup rolled oats, ground in a blender until four like
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup splenda
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
t tsp cinnamon
1 medium carrot grated
1/2 cup crushed pineapple drained

Bake in 350 oven for 15 mins.

I don't have any instructions for the recipe, but I mixed all my dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately and then combined them. The recipe yields 18 cookies.

I followed the recipe exactly this time but I think next time I'll throw in some extras... maybe some wheat germ, raisins, sunflower seeds... you get the picture. You could really make these heartier and turn them into a really healthy breakfast cookie if you wanted.

I also started the Couch to 5k program today. I originally started it last October but then got sick and yadda yadda... so restarting now. I found these awesome podcasts that take you through each workout, telling you when to walk and when to run so you don't have to keep your eyes glued to your watch or timer. It really made the time fly by. I mean, I actually ran for 6 minutes (ok, not 6 min in a row but that's still good for me!). I did my session on the treadmill today and had an incline of 3.5. My speed for walking was 3.5 and for running it was 4.5. My plan is to get through the program to increase my endurance, and THEN worry about increasing my speed. Anyhow, I highly recommend checking the C25K program out!

The last two nights I've been feeling a little hungry so I've decided that I need to increase my protein, especially at dinner time. And it worked. Tonight I am stuffed! I had a 3.5 oz chicken breast, 3 oz of cooked carrots with dill and 3.5 oz of cauliflower with a little cheese melted on top. All of that was only 4.5 points!! I couldn't believe it when I added it all up. The only downside is that it's 8pm and I've still got 7 points left for the day. A couple of my yummy cookies and a cup of my delish French Vanilla coffee should take care of most of those though ;).


Scale Junkie said...

those cookies look wonderful! Do you have nutritional information for them?

Holly said...

Sorry - the only nutritional info that I have for them is that they are one WW point each!

Lynn said...

Sounds like you're well on your way nutrition and exercise-wise!

I LOVE the c25k podcasts too, they're a great tool for learning to run.

Shirls said...

I'm glad you loved them! I love them and I think they look darn impressive to boot!

CAP said...

Oh, I have all these ingredients. We just might have a Kid Day in the Kitchen. They look yummy.

I've heard a lot of great things about the Couch to 5K running plan. I used the American Running Association 12 week walk to running plan. They're very similar and fantastic for introducing running into anyone's lifestyle.

The podcasts look great, too. Thank you for sharing!

Pattie said...

I tried the Couch to 5K program about four years ago, and just was never able to get beyond running four minutes in a row (and I was thin then, too!) But I like the idea of having a podcast I could listen to so I wouldn't have to look at my watch. Thanks Holly - I think I'll look into it again.

Yummy-sounding recipe, too! You're doing GREAT!

Selma said...

These sound so good. I'm going to copy them later and try them some time.