Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Cookies

I'm currently waiting on my Nutrisystem food order to arrive. It's slower getting here this time than normal. That's ok though. I can imagine them being swamped with orders. It's just that good. I picture the processing department looking like a bunch of little elves in Santas workshop. 
Have I ever mentioned that I would love to visit the main Nutrisystem business? Sure! I think it would be interesting. 

Anyway, since I'm out of Nutrisystem snacks at the moment, I decided to get a little creative with their Turbo Shake mix. Its a powder, full of protein and vitamins. I wanted a snack and I wanted it now, so I came up with these delicious "Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Cookies". 

My husband could not wait to try one of these sweet bites but he knows that since I am a blogger, he has to wait until I get a photo. 
"Ok, you can have one now", I said. He popped one in his mouth and I seen him immediately grab a couple more and head to the couch. 
They got a thumbs up. 

I'm sure any protein powder will work but I love the Nutrisystem Shake Mix. Its filling, sweet, and makes the best shakes. They come in Chocolate and vanilla.

Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Cookies
Makes 12 three inch cookies.
4 servings- 108 calories per serving

4 Scoops- Nutrisystem Vanilla Turbo Shake Mix. 
1 Cup- Old Fashioned Oats (ground in food processor). 
1/2 Teaspoon- Lemon Zest
1 Tablespoon- Poppy Seeds
4 Tablespoons- Lemon Juice
4 Tablespoons- Water
1/2 Tablespoon- Splenda or equivilant

Mix until blended. Batter will be thick and sticky. 
Spoon onto a cookie sheet.
Bake 325 degrees for 10-15 minutes. 

Thats it! I tried adding a pinch of powdered sugar on top but realized it's not nessecary as these are sweet enough and the lemony taste hits the spot. These cookies would be perfect after a workout, for snack or paired with a cup of coffee for breakfast. I just ate three of them and now feel full and satisfied. 

If your on the Nutrisystem plan, three cookies would count as 1/2 Power fuel (powder) , 1/2 Smart Carb (oatmeal)

I have lost 50 lbs on Nutrisystem. Feel free to read my weightloss journey HERE.

Note: I do not get paid or compensated by Nutrisystem for my blog posts. I blog for fun. 
However, if they wanted to send me free Whoopie pies for life, that would be great! Hahaha


  1. From the time we met on the internet I have admired your determination. My problem is 'snacks' and not knowing 'which or what' I want, the first I pick is usually the WRONG one, so then I get another. (None very fattening but together they don't help.)
    I am still down twelve pounds from last year. You are my 'go to' to help handle it mentally.
    Love from Virginia!

  2. You know they are good when he eats one and then takes more with him ;)

    1. They are no Chips Ahoy but they pretty good for Healthy sufff!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing the information. It is very useful for me . keep sharing. . .


  4. Whoopie! These look great. Thanks

  5. That's one thing I probably lack is protein due to a meatless diet

    1. We hardly ever eat meat anymore but not against eating it. We just find healthier alternatives. Eat a protein bar sometimes. They are good for you, filling and might help you grow some muscles! haha.