I’ve been keeping active in new to me ways now that Baby G is on the scene. 10 minutes here and there while he’s playing I’ll do a Sworkit which is great. I push myself to make sure I’m using the time wisely. If he decides to nap I’ll do a longer workout with FitnessBlender or Nike Training Club. It feels so good to be doing something for myself that pre-baby Lauren was doing. There are a multitude of changes and doing some familiar activities is empowering.
I’ve always loved lifting weights and I feel the need more than ever now that I have a tiny human to lift. I like to think the more he grows the stronger I become. I’m nursing and exercising which means I’m hungry. I’ve spoken a lot lately about needing quick grab and go foods but the few times he naps are the few times I get to be in the kitchen. Another thing I loved pre-baby and am ecstatic to do when I get the chance.
So…I needed a cookie! And a lot of chocolate. Some days are just like that right? I had tried different variations of my Chocolate Protein Skillet Cookie to varying success. The answer was in front of me all the time: do less. And add an absurd amount of chocolate chips.
- 2.5 TBS almond meal
- 1 TBS Hemp Hearts
- 1 TBS arrowroot powder
- ⅛ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp coconut sugar
- dash of salt
- 1 tsp melted coconut oil
- 1½ TBS water
- heaping handful of chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mix the almond meal, hemp hearts, baking powder, coconut sugar, and salt in a small bowl.
- Stir in the coconut oil and water.
- Heat a small skillet over medium heat and pour in cookie "dough".
- Top with chocolate chips and allow to set on the stove for 2 minutes.
- Transfer skillet to oven and bake for 10 minutes.