Workout motivation of a different nature

I’ve posted on workout motivation before… But this is a whole different kind of motivation. In order to eat these tasty treats, I feel the need to workout first.

Today, I was lazy enough to skip the gym all together and just search delish food blogs, instead.

Please vote in the poll for one of these recipes and I’ll make the winner this month! That especially means my friends that read this blog!


Oreo Cheesecake Cake from Erin’s Food Files

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes c/o Food Snots

Strawberry Shortcake Sushi created by Take a Megabite

Pizza Bites from Annie’s Eats


Banana Bread Scones w/ Brown Sugar Glaze via The Kitchn

Hot Corn Dip created by Gina Marie’s Kitchen

Chicken, Bacon, and Cream Cheese Taquitos from Mommy I’m Hungry


Christmas Baking from Other Blogs

I could scour the internet a l l d a y l o n g just looking at all the beautiful, tastey creations some people make! Yum!

I went pursuing and made a list of some I’d like to try this Christmas season. We’ll see how it goes!

Gingerbread Pancakes – Dashing Dish


The Neely’s Gingerbread Cookies (Piggies)

Hungry Girl’s Peppermint Fudge

Candy Cane Biscotti – Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

No Bake Gingersnap Snowballs – Sweet Treats & More

Homemade Peppermint Oreos – The Girl Who Ate Everything

Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Cookies – The Whole Living Blog

No Bake Double Chocolate and Prune Energy Bars – Eat Good 4 Life (I’ll sub dates for those pesky prunes!)

Layered Peanut Butter Bars – Betty Crocker



I am in lurrrrveee with Whoppers. Mmm, yum.

After a great workout I ran to the dollar store for some cotton balls and couldn’t pass up the dollar boxes of candy. You know me. My sweet tooth is my weakness.

But, as we’ve learned, weakness can = strength (failure=success!).

I took those tasty Whopps and put them into my other favorite food, cookies!

Mmm, yum.

I also added some peanut butter chips that had been lingering in my cabinet for the past few months. I needed to get rid of them before I ate them all.

Tomorrow I’m giving our summer students a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator workshop and they get these cookies as a treat.

I’m the best employee, everrrr. Right?

Try them!

Whopper & PB Cookies (Kara’s original recipe)

  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 C applesauce (I used no sugar added
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 T almond milk (or your milk of choice)
  • 2-1/2 C flour (I used 2 C AP flour and 1/2 C wheat… only because I ran out of AP)
  • 1 8oz bag Whoppers (or however many you want), chopped
  • 1 C peanut butter chips
Do this: Preheat oven to 375. Mix sugars and applesauce well, until smooth. Add egg and again mix until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Add salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon and mix, mix mix! Add flour and almond milk (as needed). Stir in Whopper pieces and PB chips.
Scoop onto baking sheet and bake for 5-8 minutes. For my mini cookies, I baked for 6 minutes and then immediately took them off the sheet onto a cooling rack. Enjoy! Mmm, yum!
UPDATE: These cookies got RAVING reviews at work today. People loved them. So, you should probably try them! Enjoy!