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

Its Going To Be A Good Week

It's Saturday morning and im sitting here with my coffee enjoying my morning while Nick is out walking his usual morning route. 

My Nutrisystem friends are on my mind right now. I got invited to come back for another Nutrisystem photo shoot next week.
Unfortunatly, I had to turn it down due to not being able to get the week off work since I will be taking the next week off for family vacation.
They fly out Monday to Las Vegas for the fun trip. Im not sure Vegas would be my favorite place but to get the star treatment again would be awesome! Im sorta jealous right now. A little bird told me its possible there will be other trips planned so who knows. 
July and August are hard to escape the office so when I have to choose one, my family comes first.

Next week for me is going to be a good one as I am so excited about my family vacation coming up. I'll enjoy the work week as I have something to look foward too. I love looking foward to things. This past month has been a struggle so I'm ready for some fun and relaxation. 

After lunch, me and Nick are heading out to do a little shopping for our beach trip. He needs new walking shoes and I need.... well, nothing. But Im sure Ill buy something. Thats the girl in me.