Saturday, April 27, 2013

"An efficient fat storage system"

If no one has ever referred to you as such, well, then you're doing better than me.  That is how my doctor referred to me at my last appointment.  I think it's code for, "holy shit woman, what are you eating?!"  He's not a jerk either.  Apparently my body thinks we're gunning for a Weight Watchers/Nutrisystem spokesperson job after this baby is born and that that can only be accomplished by dropping my metabolism to zero.  I had PNEUMONIA last month for God's sake and still gained 5 pounds.  I mean, really??  Let's just hope my efficient fat storage system turns into an efficient fat purging system in 3 months.

So with very slim hopes of passing my glucose test in 2 weeks I've been eating no sugar/low-carb.  And it sucks.  And I caved and ate pita bread last night.  And baklava.  And then I woke up this morning, got on Pinterest, and decided to make these:

They're called "energy balls" but they're basically no-bake cookies.  Audrey ate 3 before I cut her off and they are currently taunting me from the fridge.  I'm an idiot.  But in case you're interested (or looking to transform into an efficient fat storage system yourself), here's the recipe:

  • 1 cup dry oatmeal (I used old-fashioned slow-cooking oats)
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ (I used flax)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.  Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.  Once chilled, roll into balls of approximately 1 diameter.  Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.  Makes about 20-25 balls.  Yum.


  1. Congrats. I'm making those balls.

  2. Bring these with you this weekend! :)