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01 Mar

Peanut Butter Cookies, Low-Carb, Only 3 Ingredients!

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Then I discovered the antidote to my doldrums—a peanut butter cookie recipe that was all protein and a little artificial sugar, but no carbs. And they taste great!

It’s super simple. In fact, there’s hardly enough content to make a blog post. So I’m including pictures of the yummy things…and a few words so you can make your own. It takes about 15 minutes total, including baking.

Here’s what you do.

Preheat your oven to 350°.

Put one cup of peanut butter in a bowl (I used peanut butter made right at the grocery store, so there’s no added sugar or anything except peanuts, but you can use store-bought peanut butter. Just watch the sugar content. You really just want peanuts and maybe a little salt. Don’t use the kind you have to stir up, though. You want fresh made or blended.)

Add a beaten egg and a cup of artificial sweetener (I use sucralose, but you can use the sweetener of choice).

Beat together well and then roll into small balls and place 1″ apart on a greased cookie sheet (I used a silicone baking sheet, but you can also use parchment paper, too).

Press in a cross-hatch pattern with a fork, and pop them in the oven for 10 minutes.

Remove to a wire rack to cool.

That’s it! They’re really yummy and low-carb. You can even eat them on Atkins Level One!

What is your favorite way to eat peanut butter?

07 Mar

Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal In A Crockpot

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IF YOU’RE like me and you don’t like breakfast, probably one of the things you have a distaste for is actually fixing it. So get it ready the night before and let your crockpot cook it while you sleep. I guarantee you’ll like the yummy smell in the morning and it might just wake up your appetite! My crockpot is small, and since my husband doesn’t really like oatmeal, it’s perfect for me-only breakfasts!

Oats are so good for you, too!

Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water and 1 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Break up the butter into small pieces and drop it all around the bottom of a slow cooker. While doing this, wipe down the sides of the cooker with a pat of butter to keep from forming a “crust” along the edges.
  2. Cover butter pats with diced apples.
  3. Sprinkle cinnamon across the apples
  4. Pour sugar over the apples and cinnamon
  5. Cover with two cups of oats
  6. Gently pour in the liquids
  7. DO NOT STIR
  8. Place on low setting and cook overnight, 8-10 hours.