All the recipes I need

At least when it comes to lactation cookies, I’m good. I made a third recipe and I think I have all I need.

The last one I made was the one recommended by most of my friends. I first saw the list of ingredients and was extremely overwhelmed. With a one month old! All these things to gather? And I would have to make changes to make the recipe dairy free. But I made them on a day when my husband was home and able to take over once the cookies were ready for the oven and the baby was ready to be fed. It wasn’t a difficult recipe with the hardest part being avoidable – I should have started with at least partially melted coconut oil.

This recipe with my adjustments to make dairy free and use what I had on hand came in at just over 80 calories a cookie. Not bad at all! But very tempting to just grab while in the kitchen.

Allison’s New Go To Lactation Cookie recipe (adapted from here)

Ingredients :

1 cup coconut oil (heated)
1 cup Splenda
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons flax seed meal
2 egg whites ( 2 egg equivalent)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups oats
1 cup dairy free chocolate chips
4 tablespoons brewer’s yeast


Preheat oven to 350°. Mix the flaxseed meal and water and let sit for 3-5 minutes. Beat coconut oil, Splenda, and brown sugar well. Add egg whites and mix well. Add flaxseed mix and vanilla, beat well.

Sift together flour, brewers yeast, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to butter mix. Stir in oats and chips.

Scoop onto baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Let sit for a couple minutes then remove from baking sheet.


I’m on a roll!

Three recipe posts in a row! I made Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies. Lactation cookies are really nothing more than cookies containing ingredients known to help supply. Anyone can eat them. I wanted to make a dessert for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and so far the only dairy free recipe I’ve made is for the Peanut Butter Lactation Cookies. So I adjusted the recipe to a) correct the error I made last time and b) add chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies (dairy free)


1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp baking powder
egg white equivalent of 1 egg
1 1/2 cup oat flour
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 bag dairy free chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°. Mix ingredients together. Place spoonfuls on cookie sheet and use a fork to create the peanut butter cookie lines. Bake for 15 minutes. Makes about 20 cookies.


If I had more ground flax seeds, I would have used them in place of some of the oat flour. But I’m running low, so I’d rather have that for my oatmeal.

Off to get a few more things done. I’ve got challenge groups to plan and more holiday to dos! Also busy watching the Giants lose 😦 If you want more information about a beginning of year challenge, let me know!  I’m excited to join in a challenge with TurboFire!  I should be cleared to workout next week.

Have groceries, have recipes

But ordered dinner!

I made my grocery list, looking at actual recipes I plan to make plus regular items. First time in ages that I’ve tried to plan some actual cooking. Good plan, but going to the food store was such the event that we got take out for dinner!

We got food from a Mexican place that just opened. They have been “opening soon” since we moved here about 5 years ago, so it was a long time coming! They use fresh ingredients and it tasted good…not weigh you down ick. I had a black bean whole wheat quesadilla and ate 3/4 of it.

Tomorrow is another day to cook. I plan to make a healthy sesame chicken recipe I found on pinterest, Bisquick Pizza Bake, and Roasted Garlic Clam Sauce over Polenta. I need to get back to meal planning instead of making what is quick and easy in the moment. See my Food Aversions post for why it is so difficult! But if food aversions are my biggest pregnancy complaint, I’ll take it.

The highlight of the trip to the food store was a sale on cherries! I look forward to snacking on them in place of the fruit snacks I’ve recently started eating. Not the best for me and don’t do much for heartburn! I’m glad I saw those cherries.

Also food related, I want to change up my pre-workout cereal (all I’ve been able to manage at 5am) to get more protein in. Protein is good, but I’m nervous that I wont be able to stomach it. We shall see.