Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Need some cookies, STAT!

I try not to be an emotional eater. But who are we kidding? It happens on occasion. And let me tell you...I am one stressed puppy this week. I'm in the middle of moving into a new house, my car keeps breaking down, my bills are insanely high this month and I've got work-related projects coming out of my ears. So you know what I'm going to do tonight? I'm going to bake some cookies at my friend's house, since I'm currently between places. This sugar-free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe just looks too good to pass up. Plus, I promise to share. And did I mention that it's made with sucralose so there is less concern about calories?
Anyway, some of the ingredients are good for peanut butter. It's an excellent source of protein, vitamins B3 and E, niacin, folate and manganese. In addition, peanuts are rich in antioxidants - all benefits to reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease and boosting heart health. Need more swaying? Oats help lower bad cholesterol, provide protein and cancer-fighting properties and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Yeah, yeah...don't judge me. I'll eat like three and bring the rest to work tomorrow. That way, everyone wins! Anyway, I'll be back in the morning with some tips for surviving the Fourth of July weekend.

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