A Marvelous Weekend and Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie recipe!

A Marvelous Weekend and Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie recipe!

It’s time for another round up of Marvelous happenings from our weekend!  I enjoy recapping the fun times we had on Monday’s as I feel like it’s such a great way to kick off the week.   Of course thank you as always to the lovely Katie at Healthy Diva Life for hosting this little soiree 🙂

Without further ado, here’s a look at our marvelous weekend!

Friday I got to see my best friend, her husband and their new baby girl Emery!

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You may remember my bestie from back in April when I threw her a baby shower.  We don’t get to see each other all that often since they lives in Seattle.  They were driving through town on their way to Tahoe for a family vacation so we got to spend a few hours catching up over lunch.  I also got in my baby fix squeezing those adorable cheeks!  So cute!

Later that afternoon when The Hubby got home, we headed back to The Fountains for the First Friday street fair which turned out to be a disappointment.  I was hoping they’d have more kid stuff but there wasn’t much except for a face painter, balloon animal maker and a girl dressed up as Tinkerbell.  We looked at classic cars and walked around before heading home to have a little Fiesta.

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We ended the evening by watching an episode of True Blood before heading to bed.

Saturday I woke up early to make the 7:45 boot camp class.  I had suggested the trainer lead the class in a Tabata style workout (which he had never heard of before) so I got there earlier than normal to help him set up.  It turned out to be a great class and everyone said it was a killer workout.  Great way to start the day!  I came home, changed then we headed out the door for a Crossfit get together put on by The Hubby’s gym at the lake.

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It was a gorgeous day and a family event so we brought The Love Nugget along too.

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Who showed off his lifting skills 🙂

The Hubby and I did a quick WOD together which consisted of AMRAP of 5 push-ups with egg pass, 10 air squats with egg toss and 15 partner sit-ups with egg pass.  It was fun to get to workout with him as we never really get a chance to anymore.  Then we showed off our awesome family hoola-hooping skills 😉

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Okay I’m lying, we sucked.  Especially me!  I’m horrible at hoola-hooping!

Later that evening we went to a friends house for dinner.

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These two had a blast playing together and we enjoyed some wine, cocktails and a very marvelous dinner of grilled halibut, zucchini and a spinach salad.

Sunday morning after breakfast we packed up a lunch and headed to Amador to pick up a few wine shipments and enjoy a little picnic.

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It was a gorgeous day and we came home with quite a bit of yummy wine since we were behind on picking up the past few shipments.  Works for me!

Later that afternoon the Love Nugget wanted to make cookies for Dada and he needed some protein goodies for the week so I made a batch of Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies!

Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp. flaxseed meal
  • 1/3 cup coconut clakes
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut flour, flaxseed, protein powder and coconut flakes.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together almond butter, eggs, applesauce, vanilla and coconut oil.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. Mix in chocolate chips then spoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes then cool on a wire rack.
  7. Enjoy!

I shared one with The Love Nugget and they were pretty good!


Last bit of marvelousness is that I was invited to be an ambassador for a great monthly healthy food package service called Bestowed  You may have heard about it or seen it around on the web and you can read my review of my first box here.  I love it and they are running a promotion to try your first box for only $10 (regularly $19).  Just click here, enter the code HELLOYUM  and get ready for a yummy package!  There are just a few days left to get this deal so make sure to get it quick!


  • What was marvelous about your weekend?  
  • What’s your favorite cookie recipe?  
  • Do you exercise on the weekends or rest?  


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  1. Look at your hubs & love nugget rocking their shades! He’s like his little mini me 🙂 Ha Ha!

  2. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend. 🙂

    Those cookies sounds delicious. Okay, I think I say that about everything you make. Once I have a little more time I am going start to make some of it!!

  3. The cookie recipe looks like a great one! I try to get some really good workouts in during the weekend because I have so much more time than during the week with work and such. Looks like you had a busy, but really fun weekend…. don’t feel bad, I’m horrible at hoola-hooping too! 😉

  4. I love workouts on the weekend! For me they usually are more relaxing things (atleast to me) like a good long yoga practice or a bike ride!

  5. My FAVORITE cookies are peanut butter blossom cookies…I need to find a “healthified” version of those!

  6. Aww you had a great weekend!! 🙂

    LOVE little man’s shades!

    And I am MOST DEFINITELY trying those chocolate chip cookies this week! Sneaking some protein in to my mini-me’s dessert – SCORE!

    Have a great week!

  7. Sounds like such a lovely weekend!
    The photo of the love nugget lifting that weight is TOO cute. And such an adorable photo of your friend and your two little ones together!
    And those cookies look wonderful! Anything with a little coconut flour is a winner in my opinion.

  8. That is a lot of marvelous weekend happenings! Spending time at the lake with a fun WOD sounds like a blast and those cookies, yes they sound amazing.

  9. Never mad about bringing home wine! 🙂

  10. Lovely photos from the weekend! And those cookies look amazing. I’m glad I’m not the only one who is a terrible hula hooper! 🙂

  11. Mmm you know I love cookies! I need to add those to my recipes 🙂 They look delicious!!! I love the hula hooping haha My weekend was coming back from my honeymoon 🙁 Clearly not so fun!

  12. im not eating chocolate right now, well sweats at all, but I could make these with raisins or something, yum!! good recipe.

  13. Looks like a wonderful weekend! I am HORRIBLE with a hula hoop too!!

  14. Wow, looks like quite the action-packed weekend! I’m a horrible hula-hooper too!! It’s so hard to keep it up there!
    The cookies look great!!

  15. I adore the Veggie Krunch in your lunch picnic, and all your other weekend eats look great too! I had a nice relaxing weekend with plenty of good food and friend time also, I love when I can take advantage of the nice weather and get outside!

  16. The cookie recipe looks great! All ingredients I already have on hand. Glad you had a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  17. It’s great the you could take your son to the crossfit outdoors event so he can have some fun and seeing early on what a healthy lifestyle looks like.

  18. Ha, I stink at hoola-hooping too, but it sure looks like you had fun!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Looks like a great weekend girl! I can’t hoola-hoop to save my life! lol

    I’m making these cookies asap!