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Have I mentioned before that I love school vacation week? I love it because Mal and I do fun things together like make Burpees t-shirts for the first CrossFit Open WOD!

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Burpees stink, but homemade t-shirts are fun!

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Ok, we’re are super nerds, but our special Burpees shirts motivated us to bang out some serious reps in 7 minutes. My freak-of-nature husband did 119 Burpees; I did 93. There was a little miscommunication with my counting partner (Mal), so now I’m gunning to hit 100 on Sunday. Let’s do this!! RAWR!

Dinner

At home, dinner was waiting for us”¦ well, sort of. We just needed to cook it.

My friends from The Laughing Cow sent me a special package with almost all of the ingredients (a bag of whole wheat rotoni, Light Creamy Swiss Laughing Cow Cheese, and a bag of reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese) to make their Mac n’ Cheese, so all I had to do was cook the pasta and mix the ingredients together.

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The Laughing Cow Mac n’ Cheese

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat rotini noodles
  • 3 wedges of The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Cheese
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Cook the rotini noodles according to package directions.
  2. Drain excess water, but not until completely dry. Unwrap The Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges and add along with reduced-fat cheddar cheese, milk, butter, salt, pepper, and stir.

Per serving: 390 calories, 14g fat, 862 sodium, 50g carbohydrates, 0g f, 6g sugar, 19g protein

The Mac ‘n Cheese was really tasty, but what I like most about this recipe is how easy it is to make. I started the pasta before I got into the shower, so when I got out, it was finished cooking. Then, I just mixed all of the ingredients together right in the pot with the pasta. It seriously came together in no time at all””perfect for a I’m-hungry-but-don’t-want-to-cook weeknight meal!

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Dinner also included a bunch of sweet potato wedges with ketchup.

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And after dinner: Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies! I feel a zit coming on just typing that! (Too much sugar wreaks havoc on my skin, which is another reason why I’ve cut back on the treats in my diet.)

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Mal nicely asked me if I would make “unhealthy” cookies for him last night. I was sort of in the mood for cookies too, so I whipped up a batch.

Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 1 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips/chunks
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
  3. Roll batter into 1-inch balls and place on a greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake cookies for approximately 12-15 minutes.
  5. Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
  6. Eat and enjoy!

We didn’t have any regular sugar on hand, so I used powdered instead, which gave the cookies a dense, grainy texture and really sweet flavor. Mal loved them””he said they tasted like sugar cookies with chocolate chips in them. I liked them a lot too and ate two.

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Be back soon with a fun breakfast post!

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