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‘Tis the season for baking & making cookies for Santa and to enjoy home-baked goodies! 🙂

The thing to remember is not to OD on the sugar. Bake or choose some of the things that you REALLY enjoy!

If you are heading out to a family gathering or Christmas dinner – it is truly not necessary to see how many cookies you can pile your dessert plate before they tumble to the ground on the way back to you seat. Take a few bites of the desserts you LOVE and step away. Those dessert calories add up quickly and within an hour will put you into a sugar-induced food-coma that you will feel until the next morning, like a bad hangover!

IMG_4697One of my favorites is peppermint dark chocolate…this brand you can find at most stores (I got this at Whole Foods). It is amazing to enjoy slowly with a cup of strong, hot coffee.

And these delicious gluten-free treats I made over the weekend for Santa.  They are SO yummy, I enjoyed a couple with my coffee this morning for breakfast.





Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 1/3 cup GF oats
  • 4 tbsp PB2
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all natural peanut butter, room temperature (I use Smuckers)
  • 10 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Beat eggs in a separate bowl. Add sugar, vanilla and peanut butter to the eggs. Combine all ingredients and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Spoon 1-2 tbsp cookie mixture onto baking sheet and flatten with the back of the spoon into cookie shapes. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!


Feeling like you need to join the group this week?

STOP. Take a breath. Remember what Christmas is truly about and enjoy the moments….good, not so good and totally crazy!

If you are local to the Charlotte area and need a place to go on Christmas Eve, we would love for you to join us at our church.  Click here for more details… http://lakeforest.org/

2015 is almost here!  Weight loss, setting new goals and getting in shape (physically, mentally, financially,emotionally) top the list of resolutions EVERY YEAR!!  How can I help??

Start your new year with the 3-Day Refresh? or maybe a new program? The Ultimate Reset could be the right thing for you?!

Beachbody just released the new PORTION FIX to help with portion control and can be paired with any fitness program!!!

LesMills Combat and Pump will only be available for a limited time and when they are gone, they are gone. Both are on super discount right now!

People are LOVING the new MAX INSANITY 30!  30 minutes to #maxout and you are done!

Whatever your path to wellness, fitness, nutrition and health-set a goal to make better choices in 2015!  We can ALL make improvements. If any of these sounds like something you may be interested in,

I want to hear from you 🙂 

Blessings and peace for a memorable Christmas week.peace love joy