What I ate Wednesday- Paleo Cookie Dough Bites

I thought I’d join the party hosted by Jenn to share what I ate on Wednesday Tuesday this week. Back to school means back to a routine…meaning I’m not around the house all day with the temptation to snack…which I love! It also means back to prepping food on Sundays all day. I like prepping food, but it sure makes for a short weekend when you’re getting ready for the week all day on Sunday.

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Prepping all my food on Sunday definitely is the only way that I can manage eating healthy all week though, so in my mind it’s worth it!

Breakfasts this week have been an old favorite:

pumpkin pie breakfast bake

My ‘pumpkin pie’ breakfast bake made with butternut squash. I had mine topped with some homemade almond butter and it was fantastic at keeping me full until lunch.

 Saturday I made chicken soup from the chicken we ate last week, and Sunday I prepped some of Nom Nom Paleo’s spicy tuna salmon cakes. The cakes are great for a quick lunch protein. They are delicious!

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The soup I made from boiling chicken bones in the pressure cooker then adding carrots, onions, leeks and kale. Looks gross but tastes good. Hopefully the bone broth will help me battle the cold I think I’m getting……#backtoschoolprobs

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When I got home I had an after school snack of a hard boiled egg and a homemade cookie dough larabar.

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For some reason my yolks have been less orange lately. I think it’s the changing weather and the fact that I got this new feed for my chickens last month when we ran out and I was in a pinch. I’m not sure what’s wrong but most of our chickens seen like they’re losing weight.

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These cookie dough bites are the best! Not a totally unique recipe by any means… I used some ideas from around the web. Quite simple to make.

 

Paleo Cookie Dough Bites
Yields 12
A simple, delicious, whole food snack for after work.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup pitted dates (about 10-15)
  2. 1 cup raw cashews
  3. 2 tbsp almond butter * or other nut butter
  4. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  5. 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Heat up about 1/2 cup of water on the stove. Once the water is boiling, put the dates in the water then turn off.
  2. Let the dates soak for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Place everything but the chocolate chips in a food processor and pulse until the mixture comes together.
  4. Place the mixture in a bowl and fold in the chocolate chips
  5. Form into ball shapes- this made about 12 bites
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Every week for the past couple weeks have been including a lot of chicken…..our homegrown chicken! It is SO good. Yea, there may be a few more feathers to pluck out but I get over it! I will typically roast a chicken the first night, then use leftovers to create other meals for two more nights. Then any more leftovers are used for our lunches. One chicken tends to last most of the week. Last night’s was night #1 so we had roasted chicken, curry spiced parsnip fries and salad.

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And that’s what I ate in a day, folks. Have a good hump day!

Do you prep on Sundays or feel that it’s not worth it?

How many snacks do you normally have in a day?

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7 thoughts on “What I ate Wednesday- Paleo Cookie Dough Bites

  1. Georgie

    Your breakfast looked amazing! I’m obsessed with my homemade almond butter, even if it took ungodly long to make.

    Homemade larabar/cookie dough bites are the best. You can’t go wrong with dates and cashews…. and chocolate.

    When I do make time for food prep it definitely makes life a lot easier! Even if it’s just a couple things.

    Snacking varies a lot on how busy/hungry I am but usually twice during the day and one “dessert” snack.

    Happy Wednesday!
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  2. Sandy

    I am stopping by from the link up and I have to say that your breakfast looks amazing along with those cookie dough bites! I am starting to try to get in the habit of meal prepping, it isn’t happening consistently on a certain day yet, but I am getting there! I do think it will be the key to my weight loss success.

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