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4 Ingredient Chocolate Chip No Bake Cookie // No Flour, No Eggs, No Oil, No Butter Fitness

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I have a huge sweet tooth so I love making cookies. The problem with making cookies is that you have to make a lot of them and who can really only have one cookie when there is a plate full of them sitting on your kitchen counter? Most cookies aren’t very healthy either. While I am all for having fresh baked cookies in moderation, sometimes I just want something sweet that won’t throw me off track.

Enter: the cookie that will save your diet. The 4 ingredient chocolate chip no bake cookie that has no flour, no eggs, no oil, and no butter.

I posted this the other day and, let me tell you, I’ve made it twice since then. It is seriously awesome and so easy to make!

All it takes is 4 ingredients and 3 minutes of your time. Not too bad of a deal, huh?

 

no bake healthy cookie

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 2 tbs PB2
  • 2-3 tbs vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbs mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Mix together all ingredients except the chocolate chips- start with 2 tbs almond milk and add more as needed (it will be a sticky consistency- a little drier than regular cookie dough).
  2. Add chocolate chips.
  3. Microwave if you want to melt the chocolate chips

 

It is so good! And so easy!

no bake cookie

 

It would also be good if you add vanilla.

Talk to me below!
What’s your favorite cookie?

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Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners // Review + Giveaway! Fitness

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slow cooker recipes for beginners

The Crock Pot is probably one of the best inventions ever. When days are busy, it’s a lifesaver to be able to throw some ingredients in the crock pot and let it turn into dinner during the work day.

I’ve made a few crock pot meals this week and they’ve all be amazing!

On Monday, I made shredded Spicy Barbecue Chicken. It was super easy! I just threw frozen chicken into the crock pot with about ¼  cup barbecue sauce, ¼ cup sweet chili sauce, and ¼ cup wing sauce. I cooked it on high for 6 hours, shredded it, then added some more barbecue sauce before putting it on buns. It was so good!

The issue with a crockpot, to me, was lack of variety. I was either making pulled something, chili, or soup. Very rarely did I ever make anything other than that. When Antares Press sent me their cookbook Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners in exchange for a review, I was really excited! Pinterest has a TON of great recipes for a crockpot, but there are so many that it can get overwhelming.

I made a couple recipes from this cookbook and I was very impressed! The first one, Creamy Mexican Chicken, had 4 ingredients and was incredibly easy. It tasted really good, too! I put mine in tortillas and we had plenty leftover for lunches. It was good without any tortillas as well.

The second meal I made was the Bacon Ranch Chicken. I wasn’t sure about this one because it calls for cream of chicken soup and peas. I omitted the peas and kept the cream of chicken soup even though I’m not a huge fan of it. This dish was actually really good as well! We ate ours on sandwiches, but you could definitely serve it with a veggie on the side.

I honestly probably picked the two most boring recipes out of the book because I had to use the ingredients I had on hand but there are so many amazing recipes in this cookbook and I can’t wait to try more of them!

Some of those recipes include:

  • Cranberry Turkey Meatballs
  • Curried Chicken Breasts
  • Balsamic Almonds
  • Thai Chicken Soup
  • Tex-Mex Chicken Stew
  • Pepper Venison Steak
  • Cheese Ravioli
  • Ratatouille
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Cheesecake
  • Cinnamon Apples
  • and a TON more!

 

I would love for you to try some of these recipes with me, so I am giving away 5 copies of the eBook! You don’t have to have a Kindle to read the eBook. You can download the free Kindle reader app on your smartphone. If you have a nook or other reader, don’t worry! I have those formats as well.

You can get entered to win by going to the Keeping Carrie Fit Facebook page, find the giveaway post (it will be pinned to the top of the page), and comment with the recipe from the list above that you want to try most!

The contest will end on Monday, February 23rd and the winners will be announced the next day!

 

 

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in exchange for an honest review of this product. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Yoga Class // Kiss Me Organics Matcha Powder Review // Matcha Cookies Recipe! Fitness

Tonight I went to a yoga class and it was AWESOME. I used to do yoga on Saturday mornings with my mom, but that was 10 years ago and I haven’t gone to a real class since then. I’ve practiced yoga at home on and off but I really started practicing daily over the past couple of weeks. I’m no yoga expert, but I enjoy doing it at night to wind down before bed. On my own, I’ll practice a few series of asanas (poses), but it’s hard because I only know so many! I have some yoga apps that are helpful, but I wanted to get in an actual class, so I did!

I was nervous at first because it had been so long since my last class. I brought my own mat but there were mats to use if someone didn’t have their own. I didn’t know what to expect regarding shoes because yoga is generally practiced barefoot, but I wasn’t sure if that was going to be allowed since it was in a gym. Luckily, we were allowed to go barefoot (like I said, I used my own mat).

The class was about an hour long and included poses that I was familiar with and some that I wasn’t. It was nice to be led rather than trying to make it up as I went along.

Overall I really enjoyed it!

matcha latte


When I got home, I enjoyed a delicious green tea latte made with Kiss Me Organics Green Tea Matcha Powder. Kiss Me Organics sent me some of their Matcha powder to try in exchange for an honest review. I mentioned this product on Facebook earlier because I made cookies with it. This stuff is awesome.

Matcha is finely milled green tea. It comes in powder form. Matcha is said to have significantly more benefits than regular green tea because matcha is processed in a much different way than green tea. Matcha is said to improve focus and energy without any violent crash, improve metabolic speed (which green tea is known for anyways- matcha just improves it more), and some have said that it has helped clear their skin.

matcha

I have only been using it a couple of days, so I can’t speak on the metabolism or skin claims, but I have noticed that I am more able to focus on the tasks at hand after drinking green tea lattes I have made with Kiss Me Organics matcha. It is really easy to make a latte, too! Just add hot milk, whisk until frothy, and add sweetener if you’d like (I wouldn’t make it without sweetener but that’s a personal preference. I used Stevia for my matcha latte).

What’s awesome about matcha is the versatility. I made cookies with it! It was really easy and the matcha powder didn’t change the texture of the dough at all.

matcha cookies

Matcha Cookies
(adapted from SparkPeople)

Makes about 24 cookies

Ingredients:

2 eggs
3/4 c vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 c sugar
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Kiss Me Organics Organic Matcha

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
2. In a bowl, sift together all dry ingredients
3. In a smaller bowl, mix together all wet ingredients.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and stir together until it is thoroughly mixed.
5. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray (I use Pam).
6. Form dough into balls and place on the cookie sheet.
7. Bake for 7-9 minutes (the bottom edges will turn golden)
8. Let cool and enjoy!

 

Overall, I was very pleased with Kiss Me Organics Organic Matcha powder. I can’t wait to try it in other things! I think it would be great in protein pancakes and smoothies.

Have you ever tried matcha? What do you think of it?

 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in exchange for an honest review of this product. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Yoga and a Deconstructed Key Lime Pie Fitness

This week has gone by so quickly!

I go to work later than usual on Wednesdays, so I use Wednesdays to sleep in a little and still get in a good workout. This Wednesday, I was up at 6:00 and at the gym around 6:30. I worked shoulders and triceps. I was really excited that I increased my weight for shoulder press.  thumbs up animated GIF

After lifting, I did 25 minutes on the elliptical. I try to avoid the elliptical, but I didn’t want to run and my week-day gym doesn’t have a working stairclimber. Instead, I put the elliptical on 10/10 incline and 8/10 resistance and watched a little bit of a Lifetime movie on Netflix.

I forgot to pack a lunch Wednesday so I went to Kroger to see what I could find. Y’all, this Kroger is insane. I’m talking has a jewelry store and a shoe section insane. It’s the biggest grocery store that wasn’t a Walmart that I have ever been in. I was going to get sushi but I noticed they had a salad bar, so I got that instead!
salad

Whenever I get a salad, I always make sure to add a good amount of protein to fill me up. On this salad, I got chicken and half a hard boiled egg-white as my protein.

On Thursday, I decided to take a rest day. I was pretty tired and I needed the extra sleep so I woke up at 6:30 and got ready for work. I went to Whole Foods for lunch. I love the salad bar at Whole Foods! It’s not too expensive either, as long as you pay attention to the weight of your salad as you go. I also picked up 2 macarons as a treat. I got one salted caramel and one raspberry.

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(this looks kind of gross, but it was awesome. Their Herb Ranch is SO damn good)

Last night for dessert, I made an awesome little key lime pie dessert out of graham crackers and key lime greek yogurt.

key lime pie I froze the greek yogurt (I used Oikos) during the day. Then I crushed up 2 graham crackers, added a teaspoon of butter and stuck it in the microwave for 30 seconds. I stirred up the butter and crackers so it got mixed together well to make a “crust.”  Then I put the frozen yogurt in the bowl with the “crust” and ate it. It was SO freaking good and pretty good for you too!

After dessert and a few episodes of Friends, I did some yoga in our spare room. I want to start doing yoga more. I really like doing it, but I get stuck because I don’t know what to do! I need to go to a yoga class at the gym sometime soon.

Do you do yoga? How did you get into it?

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