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Tomorrow is my youngest niece’s 4th birthday!

I know all about the treats that are going to be there, cake and unhealthy food choices. So I prepped my food for dinner tomorrow already

-spaghetti squash with zucchini, kidney beans and mushrooms

Dessert for me is going to be Vegan pumpkin cookies

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together the pumpkin, sugar and applesauce.

In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, then add to the pumpkin, mixing well.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until done.
My batch made about 4 dozen. * I added raisins to 1 dz of them

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 25 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories :64, Calories from Fat: 5

#1 Goal today:: Get up when the alarm goes off at 6:30 (Check!)
#2 Goal today:: 1 hour of community service (Check!)
#3 Goal today:: Gym it after community service (Check!)
-I ran 2.64 miles in 27 minutes for a pace of 10.13…It felt sooo good I haven’t ran in a long time. (…like 5 days!)
#4 Goal today:: Finish 2 chapters of online classwork

I have a question for all you runners out there? Should I or should I not exercise twice in one. Let’s say I wanted to do 30 minutes on the elliptical in the morning but also wanted to sneak a run in, would that be okay or pushing it? (I am a non-runner who is trying to run her first 5k)

Last night I made a breakfast cookie: (inspired by Meghann)
1/2 cup of oats
some baked apple
homemade applesauce (no sugar added)
1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder
Almond butter

I put it in the fridge overnight and this morning plopped it in the micro for 20 secs and bam! Breakfast! I’m not going to lie…I was a wee bit scared.


Mine did not look nearly as appetizing as the one I saw on Meghann’s page..BUT it was very, very tasty.
Breakfast:: 310calories

Snack I had banana and Clif bar = 205

Lunch will be  Chobani pineapple yogurt (140), Kashi h2h (120) and an apple (95), Almond butter (90)= 445
*I may also have a cookie or 2! (174)

On my way to PA to get some Danskos for my new job! (Check!)

For dinner I tried acorn squash with applesauce and I had 2 oz of chicken (50), spinach & tomato (15) AND butternut squash(40)  I only ate the 1/2 the applesauce out of the acorn squash and a bite or 2 of the acorn squash itself.

The Boyfriend usually has school on Tuesday nights but he had to go to NJ for work today so he is pretty beat. He is asleep on the couch and I am HOPING to get some school work finished!

I was in the mood to bake so I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yummmm. This was the first time i’d ever made/see/ate them.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or trans-fat-free margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. milk
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg (did not have)
  • 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (did not use)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two cookie sheets with nonstick spray. In a large bowl, cream together pumpkin, sugars, butter and egg. In a small dish, dissolve baking soda into milk. Set aside. In a separate bowl, stir together flours, baking powder, salt and spices. Add baking soda mixture to flour mixture.

Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix or the batter will get tough. Add vanilla extract, chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes 24. Per serving: 174 calories, 8 g fat, 0 trans fat, 19 g cholesterol, 194 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein, 34% Vitamin A, 4% Calcium, 6% Iron

I made mine smaller so I had about 40 cookies…I gave the big ones to the Boyfriend’s parents. 🙂

I had 2 small cookies = 174 calories (give or take because I didnt have walnuts and I made my servings 1/2)

For dinner I had 1 whole zucchini, 2 plum tomatoes, mushrooms, and a banana (no pic) = 163 calories


I kept my dinner small since I knew I would eat cookies. I made the Boyfriend chicken parmigana for dinner (no pic 😦 )

I also cut up apples that the Boyfriend’s parents brought me up a couple days ago, a sprinkled cinnamon on them and baked them for about 20 minutes with water in the bottom of the pan.

They are soft and delicious!