Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Power Cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate cookies? Yes, please!

You're going to love this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Power Cookies recipe. They satisfy your sweet tooth and make for are the perfect pre- or post-workout snack. The best part is that these taste bites are grain-free, dairy-free, and can be made with just 4 ingredients. They'll hold up for two weeks in the fridge, but let's be real.. they never seem to last that long!

4 ingredients.

That's it!

Nothing crazy or strange and they’re healthy. You've gotta love that!

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What You'll Need

2 cups unsalted peanuts
24 pitted medjool dates
¼ cup dark chocolate chips
pinch sea salt
 

What You'll Need To Know

In the food processor, blend the peanuts and salt into a powder.

Pit the dates and add them in as well.

If needed, slowly add a bit of water to help the mixture come together.

Once the dough is formed, line and 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper leaving enough room for some paper to stick out the sides.

Carefully, spoon the dough into the pan evenly. The dough will be a little sticky and you may need to wet your hands to roll them into balls. (Slightly smaller than a golf ball.)

Place in the fridge to firm up.

Recipe makes 10-12 balls.

Cucumber Pico De Gallo

pico de gallo It's been a while since I last wrote and I have to say I feel a little weird, kind of like when you haven't seen a friend for a while and you have so many things to talk about that you don't even know where to begin.

Since the last time I blogged, a lot has changed. For starters, I'm writing to you from Tamarindo, Costa Rica where I'll be living for the next three months. Last October, my husband Gregg and I decided to skip renewing our outrageously high lease in San Francisco, we sold most of our stuff, and stored the remaining few items we own to live a digital nomad lifestyle, along with our two dogs, Teddy and Zoe. Since then, I've been getting a lot of questions from readers, family and friends on the topic of being a digital nomad. (You can follow along on my travel blog, Ramblist.com). In between this time, I've also started the year by taking part in a 12-Week Fit Challenge. So, you can probably guess the sorts of recipes that will follow in the coming days--super healthy, and nutritious. It's been great living in Tamarindo thus far. There is no shortage of fresh, local fair here. Each day is a fun adventure, discovering different places, and getting inspired to make meals at home.

I leave you today with a recent recipe I made, Cucumber Pico De Gallo! This is a perfect salsa to add over a bed of fresh lettuce or even nosh on as its own dish by itself or with plantain chips. It's very low in calories but extremely high in vitamins, minerals and very delicious.

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What You'll Need

1 Cucumber, peeled and chopped 5 Small roma tomatoes, chopped 1/2 Medium onion, chopped 1 bunch cilantro, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt Juice from 1 lime (or 2 tablespoons) Freshly ground pepper, to taste

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What You'll Need To Know

Toss together all ingredients except in a large bowl. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour to allow flavors to develop. Taste for seasoning and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Service with a side of plantain chips or add over a bed of fresh lettuce.

Cucumber Pico De Gallo

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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 5 Small roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 Medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Juice from 1 lime (or 2 tablespoons)
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Toss together all ingredients except in a large bowl. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour to allow flavors to develop. Taste for seasoning and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Service with a side of plantain chips or add over a bed of fresh lettuce.