Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Hey blogging friends! I don't have a recipe to share for my check-in post. All I made today, other than my parsnip soup at lunch and my delicious scrambled egg wrap for dinner (with an Anna Olson blackberry salad on the side) were cookies that I made for my children and dh from Anna Olson's NON- dietary cookbook Sugar.

Sugar was one of the books that I picked up at the library in a fit of Anna Olson recipe love. It might not have been such a good idea. I'll have to hold strong if I make anything else from it. My excuse: dd REALLY wanted chocolate chip cookies for a lunch snack and had been reading the cookbook. I could have made our Cooking Light oatmeal ones again- the kids ask for that recipe, but I was curious about how an Olson "sweet" recipe would be- since she's "known" more for desserts. I guess I coulda GUESSED that they would be pretty darn good. *sigh*

But I do have a NSV concerning them: I only ate one. Can I get a woo hoo? I deserve a woo hoo. The chocolate is all gooey and warm in each bite. (and not to point fingers, but dh had 3.) :P
Should I even say that everyone in the family gave them a big thumbs up? Was there a doubt? LOL. Why are there no picky eaters when chocolate is involved?

Anyway, in better healthy blogger mode, I thought I'd share a new snack find (that maybe everyone already knows about) I found at Costco: the Praeventia bars. My favourite flavour is Cranberry & Pomegranate with Red Wine Extract. The bars have a lot of healthy ingredients in them and I love the bottom coating of dark chocolate. I also enjoy that they come in two mini bars- makes it seem like more, don't you think? Anyway, I think they are well worth their 2 points.

In check-in news, my weight has held the same this week- well, it has actually gone done a tiny little bit (unofficially). I'm good with that since I was kind of snacky this week. For some reason I haven't been doing my online tracking very well the last couple of weeks. Tomorrow I'm going to start fresh for the week, tracking my food. It really makes a difference for me.

Hope everyone had a good week!


Mama Bear June said...

Oh, those do look tasty! And you definitely deserve a WOOOHOOO for only eating one! I don't think I could have been that restrained. ;-)

Keep making those healthy choices!
Path to Health

blendergrl said...

oh my those cookies look gooooood!

I have never seen those bars but will be looking for them on my next costco trip.

Cammy said...

Ah, cookies! These are right down my alley, especially since I'm enjoying them in virtual world only. If I was in your kitchen, you'd have had a picture of crumbs. Unless I sucked those up quickly enough. :)

Bunny Trails said...

Holy cow. I think I gained weight looking at this. LOL It's a good thing I am not a good cook or I would NEVER lose weight! You have a skill for sure!

new*me said...

I agree with Bunny Trails......feeling the cyber weight gain for sure ;)

ani pesto said...

Oh my! They look devine, you deserve more than just a woohoo for stopping at one. Incredible effort. How *exactly* did you do that?