Ten Tips for Tuesday…and a rockin’ cookie recipe

We all seem to battle issues that can effect our journey to the goals we have set for ourselves.  Sometimes the challenges we face are because we are tempted, other times because we just don’t have all the pieces of the puzzle and the picture just isn’t complete.
Here are 10 tips designed to help you on your journey.  Some are reminders for what you need to do and some are things you are more than likely doing that is causing you problems which you need to stop!
  1.  You need to watch your bad carb intake (get rid of the processed crap)
  2.  You need to be more active (boot camp style!)
  3.  You need to add muscle
  4.  You need to over come bad habits (or not develop new ones)*cough* alcohol *cough*
  5.  You are eating too much
  6.  You are not getting enough sleep
  7.  Cut the excuses.  Dial up your will power…be stronger than your excuses!
  8. You are taking in too much dairy
  9. You haven’t cleaned out your cupboards
  10. Show up to boot camp!  Follow the nutrition plan, enjoy the results.  Make it happen! 
Anytime I see a recipe that looks great and I support with I feel the need to pass it along.  Here is one of those great ones!! Sugar free – butter free cookies!

Peanut Butter & Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I made yesterday and we sampled them at boot camp last night.

If you want these gluten-free, ensure you use gluten-free oats.

Preheat oven to 350˚F.

3 large, very ripe bananas
1/2 cup peanut butter, preferably all-natural (just peanuts), or almond butter
1/4 cup coconut oil or canola, olive oil or any healthy oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups old-fashioned (large flake) or quick oats
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips(optional!!!!)

In a large bowl mash the bananas with the peanut butter, oil and vanilla. In another bowl stir together the oats, coconut, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients along with the chocolate and stir until combined.

Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a parchment and bake for 12-14 minutes, until just set. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.




  1. They look awesome!!!!!!! I am going to make them this weekend!! Thanks! By the way, Jenn’s stuffed peppers are to DIE FOR!!! Ask Jenn about them!

  2. I made the cookies and really am surprised at how much I enjoy them. I was wondering though if you had any of the nutritional information for them? Thanks.

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