Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast

This morning while I wasย  ellipticizing (that’s Julie-speak for working out on the elliptical) at the gym, I flipped through the December Food Network magazine that my friend Minda gave me at our girl’s holiday movie night on Tuesday.

I saw a recipe for chocolate peanut butter cookies and a craving was born!

I honored my desire for chocolate and peanut butter with a healthy breakfast wrap featuring peanut butter and cottage cheese mixed with sweetener and lots of cocoa powder.

Cocoa Peabut Butter Wrap

(Sorry for the cruddy picture. My camera is crabby today.)

This wrap was d-to-the-e-to-the-l-i-c-i-o-u-s (can you tell I was listening to the Black Eyed Peas this morning?). If you’re cottage cheese averse, try adding a little sweetener and some cinnamon or cocoa powder to the curds. It totally changes the flavor.

Side note: I think the word “curd” might be in the top five of my list of disgusting words. (Other top contenders include slop and panties.)

Pump it Up!

BodyPump was awesome this morning. I feel like I’m getting some of my strength back from my week off of weight training over Thanksgiving. My biceps and hamstrings were a-burnin’ today! I rounded out my workout with 25 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical with Food Network magazine.

Food Network Magazine December 2009

The December issue features 50 (yes 50!) recipes for Christmas cookies! I can’t wait to make some. I’m going to a Christmas cookie exchange on Dec. 20 and am already excited!

Are you making any cookies for the holidays? What’s your favorite kind?

In case you missed it, click here for my Examiner article featuring low calorie Christmas cookies including the oatmeal, chocolate chip and pecan cookies pictured below.

Cooking Light's Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies

Foodie Tees

How adorable are these foodie t-shirts?

Rad Radish

Rad T-shirt

I love simple t’s like these. A good gift idea for a foodie friend or a vegetarian perhaps???

Ryan the Food Pho-tog

This morning Ryan’s mom emailed me two pictures my photograph-savvy fiance snapped over Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Sangria

Table Setting

He’s quite the picture-taker, huh?

Also, is it just me or does that holiday sangria look freakin’ fantastic!? I could go for a glass right now… too bad it’s not even noon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you’re all having a great Friday so far. Yay for weekend-eve! ๐Ÿ˜€

17 Responses

  1. LOOVE that magazine! And I own a lot of those FoodTee shirts and sweatshirts ๐Ÿ™‚

    Favorite holiday cookie = gingerbread men.

  2. I’ll be definitely making some Christmas cookies. It’s a big family tradition and my mum has already made a lot of gingerbread cookies. My favourite ones! This is what they usually look like (we decorate them with some icing) (I know it’s in Czech, it’s just the picture I’m referring too).

  3. I love Food Network mag. My fave cookies are pb blossoms! Love them!

  4. I saw those t’s int he HG email! Too cute!

    Ive been craving some peanut butter cookies. Might have to make some this week!

  5. i saw those in the HG email soo cute! I love teh “stalker” one with the celery stalk!

    fav cookie would have to be oatmeal raisin, i know its not holiday-like but its soo good!!!

    your breakfast looks phenomm

  6. Omg I love those tees — thanks for posting. I am going to send one to my vegetarian friend for xmas.

  7. Wow that wrap looks yummy! I will have to try that for sure, I love cottage cheese !!! Have a great weekend!!!!

  8. those cookies sound like they’d be amazingg. and that wrap looks delicious. i hope you enjoy your weekend ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. I am making at least 4 kinds of cookies but I do need to check out that issue. It is sitting in my magazine pile ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. YUM! What kind of wraps do you recommend?

    Check out my blog if you have a chance! Giveaways and workout music!


    • i love tam-x-ico’s wraps! they’re so, so tasty. i also really like joseph’s lavash and pita breads. they’re awesome!

  11. That wrap is genius and since I am one of those “cottage cheese averse people” that you speak of, this might be a great way for me to give it another try…anything with chocolate and PB has a pretty good shot in my mouth! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Cute t-shirt. The table setting looks lovelyt.

  13. Those foodie t-shirts are so cute!! Love it!

  14. Just had to comment on this old post because I’m so with you on panties being a very, very wrong word! Curd is also nasty but I’d have to add “moist” to the list – makes me shudder!

    Eleanor x

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