Meal Planning 5/12 and Pumpkin Cookies

Here we are again at the time of the week for meal planning and food prep. Last week I did another sugar detox week (until Saturday post-marathon when the diet Coke called my name then glass of wine just had to be drank J). I deserved it after finishing grad school and a marathon. Back on track today after I eat my Mother’s Day cupcake. What are your plans for Mother's Day? Any new meals this week?

Roasted Pepper Quesadilla
Black Bean Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries
Roasted veg/ potatoes mashed cauliflower
Dinner out with friends
Pre-run SunButter Toast
Salad with veggies and edamame

I never stick with snack planning and with it being post marathon week I know it won't go well so that is out this week. I am allowing myself this week to indulge then working on even better nutrition for my next training cycle.

On Friday my poor little O had yet another blood draw and as a reward wanted to make cookies, perfect since I had some pumpkin to use up. Here is what she came up with…They are a little soft but taste great and healthy!

Pumpkin Apple Cookies
1 cup pumpkin
2 tbsp Sun Butter
1 small apple diced
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup oats
2 tbsp flax
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 tsp stevia (or 1/4 cup sugar or leave out)

Mix all ingredients, drop by spoonfuls on prepared baking sheet and bake 10-12 min at 350 degree pre-heated oven (makes 12 cookies)

Happy Mother's Day!


  1. Mmm, I love the apple and spices in there! Yes- indulge a little this week. I look forward to hearing all the details!

    1. They turned out pretty good, at least O has moved on from wanting pepper flakes in every recipe!

  2. Sorry that O had to have a blood draw.

    You did deserve a Diet Coke! Congrats on all your accomplishments!

    1. It is amazing how good a Diet Coke tastes after a marathon!

  3. I love reading your meal ideas. Sun butter is the BEST!
    Happy Mother's Day!
    emma @

    1. Happy Mother's Day :)

      I think I have a SunButter addiction :)

  4. Cookies sound AMAZING! Have a great Mother's Day!

  5. Black Bean Burgers sound good! I will have to add that to my meal plans. And sweet potato fries are my favorite!

  6. That sounds fantastic! I haven't heard of sun butter before. I'm going to have to pick some up!
    ~Robin @

    1. It is wonderful :) Sunflower seed butter, yum!

  7. The cookies sound wonderful! The fact that I love sun butter has nothing to do with it :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!


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