What I Ate Wednesday: Almond Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Are you sick of recipes that incorporate pumpkin yet? OK, good. I have a delicious one for ya!

PumpkinPatch

I bought 5 cans of pumpkin that I plan to use, so I needed to get creative.ย What better way to celebrate the beginning of fall than warm, delicious, mouthwatering cookies? I’ll let that question sink in.

In the mean time…

I’ve officially decided to join into this What I Ate Wednesday that’s hosted by the beautiful Jenn! I think it will give you all a better idea of what I eat on a daily basis, since I’m a creature of habit and tend to eat the same foods (and leftovers).

Just a disclaimer: Everyone is different. Some days I eat more, some days I eat less. I listen to my body and eat when I’m hungry and (most of the time) stop when I’m full.

Not pictured below: 5,000 baby carrots. They’re delicious but not very photogenic. Sorry baby carrots ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Let’s start with breakfast, shall we?

KeurigCoffee

What is life without coffee? Aย grumpy, miserable place I’d imagine.

BreakfastThis is the norm for me: oatmeal, cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa powder, strawberries, chia seeds and a few drops of Stevia. Gotta get my protein in, so 1 egg + 2 whites. Always satisfying, always delicious!

Lunch

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99% lean ground turkey topped with roasted wasabi seaweed, broccoli, nutritional yeast. Side salad with spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and strawberries.

My favorite snack

IMG_6127Brown rice cake topped with 1(ish) tbsp. almond butter, cinnamon and strawberries. I smash 3-4 strawberries and microwave 30 sec. to make my own “jam.”

Dinner

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Dinner came together in a flash thanks to leftovers from Outback ๐Ÿ™‚ Romaine lettuce topped with lean sirloin, strawberries, blueberries, carrots and drizzled with raspberry balsamic vinegar.

And the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Drumroll please…..

Dessert/Snack/Eat all day if you please

AlmondPumpkinChocolateChipCookies

I adopted the idea for this recipe from The Detonxinista. And when I say adopted, I mean I copied it directly because it looked so good I didn’t want to change a single thing! They’re simple, grain-free, flourless and can be made paleo if you choose not to incorporate chocolate chips. (It’s OK, you can substitute tears instead.)ย All you need is almond butter, pumpkin, pure maple syrup or sweetener or choice, spices, sea salt & vanilla extract. You may click here for full recipe and baking instructions if you’re interested!

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40 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday: Almond Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    • Whaaaaat!!?? You are crazy lady ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m a bit lactose intolerant so I have to watch. But I put up with it for things like chocolate, pizza or ice cream since I don’t have them on a regular basis. I just make sure I don’t have plans that night lol

  1. I’m headed to Florida so you can cook me all of these meals! YUMMMM. I bought 2 cans of pumpkin & am currently trying to find ways to go through them (especially the can I already have opened!) There are never too many pumpkin recipes. Keep ’em coming!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You are so gorgeous Julie! Also, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an appealing brown rice cake. That looks so yum it almost makes me forget that without all the goodness on top it’s a boring brown rice cake.. lol!

  3. Oh My Gosh!!! You can send me some of those cookies overnight if you want, but please leave out the almonds. ๐Ÿ™‚

    “(Itโ€™s OK, you can substitute tears instead.)” This cracked me up and I totally agree!!!! Why would you want to ruin Chocolate Chip Cookies by taking out the Chocolate Chips, but adding almonds/pecans/etc. is ruining if you ask me.

    Have a great day!!
    Jared

  4. Can I first start off by saying HOW GORGEOUS you look in your pumpkin picture? Work those pumpkins, girl!

    The question of cookies has sunk in and I’m ready for you to start sending some over to me ;). Please and thank you โค

  5. There is this funny joke floating around on the web talking about making a drinking game out of all the 20-somethings that talk about how much they love pumpkin or post a new pumpkin recipe, haha. But I am loving it!

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