Thursday, January 24, 2013
Ahhh, so here I am on my second day. Mind you, this is easy for me since I have been doing this for sometime, but really this is a testament to being able to stick to my goals and keep this weight off!
So far, its been an eating day and THAT, I dont like. I hate how meetings and gatherings are all focused around food. Whoever thought that in order to conduct a good meeting there needs to be goodies, treats, and food present. What is the purpose? Break the ice? Get the thought process moving? I just dont get it. And why is it that it is always the worst of foods: donuts, cookies, brownies, bagels, etc. Really, can we say sugar and carb coma's. That totally bypasses all the reasons I can think of to have it.
Anyways, I did not indulge. I brought my own clean eating oatmeal cookies, which I will share the recipe here since they are OUTSTANDING. I then went to lunch with my boss at Quaker Steak and got a salad :) I'm feeling good.
So, here is my shout out to all you people who know what it means to be COMMITTED, exercise SOUND JUDGEMENT, and stick to your GOALS :)
Jackie's clean eating oatmeal cookies (this recipe is from somewhere else, adapted a million times and very versatile..this is how I do it).
3 RIPE bananas mashed
1.5-2 cups long cook oats (do not use instant)
1 T Vanilla
.5 cup raisins
1 t cinnimon or nutmeg or both (can add more to taste).
1-2 T of almond milk (I make my own...and it all depends on how liquid my bananas are....when they are really ripe, the sugars take out some of the moisture, so this is just to add moisture to the oats)
1 t baking soda
mix all ingredients and spoon in heaping spoonfools onto a greased or airbake cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for roughly 10 minutes or until the bottoms are brown.
There are no eggs, oil, flour or sugar in this recipe. It's NOT an overly sweet cookie, which makes it great for breakfast or snack. If you want it a little sweet, you can add some chocolate chips (but these are calories and not 'clean'). I've also done these by adding a little natural ground peanut butter. I've also done them with dried cranberries, flax seed and natural unsweet coconut.
You can adapt them, its a matter of finding the right balance of flavor and the amount of liquid to make it consistency that you like. I like them a little more firm, so I make sure to have enough oats to make it less moist and more dense. Make sense?
Play with this recipe. It's truly fantastic and I love it!!!!!