High Protein Pumpkin Cookie Dough

IIFYM recipe cookie dough

IIFYM recipe cookie dough

I’m popping in quick to say HI! Since starting the semester my life has been a little crazier than expected. Aww who am I kidding, its always crazy and I  feel like I’m floating with my head half in the water! Some days I can breathe in the air and some days I feel like I’m drowning. But hey, one more year so I can do it. In the mean time, I’ve got some big things I’m working on in school and for the site, so stay tuned.

Now that my life is crazy and stress filled again, I like planning little things to add some brightness into my days. A cup of coffee from a new coffee shop, an extra walk with the dogs, or a special treat in the middle of the day usually does the trick. If you’re anything like me you reach towards the sweet, sugary comfort foods to help get you through stressful times. I know, I know, we shouldn’t “stress eat”, but hey sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Yesterday, nothing seemed better than some good ol’ cookie dough. You know… minus the sugar, calories, and potential risk for salmonella. I think I nailed it with this one, its cookie dough that is high in protein AND fiber. Plus, its gluten, dairy, and can be sugar free! How bout that! It’s the perfect snack for post workout or whenever the mood for some cookie dough hits. Try it and let me know what you think!

cookie dough

What you Need: 

60g chickpeas, drained and rinsed

40g pumpkin

20g oatmeal

20g vanilla or cinnamon protein powder (1/2 scoop)

15g peanut or almond butter

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

splenda or stevia to taste

1 tbsp Unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Chocolate and cinnamon chips

 

What you Do: 

1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor except for the chocolate/cinnamon chips.

2. Turn on your food processor until everything is smooth (use a a little more almond milk if you need to but be careful not to add too much!)

3. Scoop into a bowl, and top with chocolate chips, cinnamon chips, nuts, or whatever else your heart desires!

4. Dig in to this guilt free cookie dough!

cookie dough bite

Macros without the toppings: 31 Carbs/ 12 Fat / 22 Protein / 9 Fiber

 

What are your go to’s when you’re stressed? 

Any tips for staying stress free?

 

 

9 comments

  1. Pinning – this sounds fantastic! I’ve been trying to evaluate what causes the stresses and if I can’t change it right away I try to let it go and not dwell on it. Easier said of course. It’s taken me a long time to just let things go.

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