Cookies! and Menu Planning

I should first mention I began this post Friday morning, so if it makes little sense that I am heading to conference on a Sunday that is why! Life got in the way of finishing so here it is, better late, right?

Just a quick post before I run off to sit all day at a conference on infectious disease, I may come back thinking I have some strange disease and full of nasty bugs so watch out! (Actually I got to listen to all the outbreaks traced to reptiles, perfect considering O was having reptile day at school complete with animals!).

But first a couple better things...

Nut Butter Monster Cookies- Gluten Free/Vegan
1 cup Peanut Butter (sub any nut or Sun Butter)
1/4 cup Applesauce
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Unrefined or Coconut Sugar (could do less)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 cup Oats
1/4 cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
1/2 cup Salted Nuts (the sweet and salty mix is great)
1/2 cup Raisins (can sub choc chips or other dried fruit)

Mix nut butter, applesauce and vanilla. Add in sugar, oats and baking powder until mixed. Mix in coconut, nuts and raisins. Drop by spoonfuls on prepped baking sheet, flatten. Bake at 350F for 8-10 min. They will be soft when taken out of oven but let sit on pan about 5 min and will firm up.

And now our weekly menu plan...
Sunday: Spinach & White Bean Enchiladas
Monday: Broccoli Mac 'n "Cheese"
Tuesday: Pre-run protein shake
Wednesday: Red Lentil Veggie Stew
Thursday: Thanksgiving (plans still up in the air)
Friday: Veggie Pizza
Saturday: Dinner out 

What's on your menu for the week? Any good winter meals in the works?

And finally, The BAMR Bands winner is...Teri Mazzuca Gosselin (please respond to my email before Tuesday)

Don't forget to start planning for 2014 and enter the 14 in 2014 Challenge


  1. Yay, thanks! I sent you an email back regarding the BAMR band!

  2. We've been all about cookies lately... colder weather makes me want to bake. Gotta try these!!

  3. Chili! I've been on a chili kick lately. Warm, spicy and tasty! On my menu for this week is 1 slice of pumpkin pie. Oh and there are actual meals planned too :)

  4. Veggie pizza sounds like a great after-Thanksgiving dinner!

  5. I am trying this because I love anything with shredded coconut in them! And spinach & white bean enchilada sounds yummy!

    Maria @ The Good Life

  6. Yummm, cookies! I am loving anything with coconut flour lately!



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