Dough Balls

I love Fridays.

Well, I have a love-hate relationship with them. I love the promise of the weekend but I hate that Fridays seem to last twice as long as any other day.

In other news, I made dough balls last night.

Yes, mom, dough balls. So many balls this week.


I made them from Mama Pea’s recipe, which was inspired by the Annie the Baker cookies that I can’t stop thinking about. As Mama Pea would say, Oh. My. Peas.

I’d be a bad friend if I didn’t tell you to make them immediately.

And I don’t like being a bad friend.

However, I’d also be a bad friend if I didn’t tell you that you might want to plan on wearing stretchy pants the next day. 😉

Totally worth it.

My workout this morning, by the way, was awesome. I almost didn’t go to the gym (just wasn’t feeling it again – what’s wrong with me?), but then class kicked my ass and my elliptical workout was especially fun because, as I tweeted, I was doing some movie producing from the machine.

How very Hollywood.

Last night’s dinner was majorly simple and was also a clean-the fridge kind of deal. A sliced zucchini, grilled chicken, onion, a dollop of nonfat, plain greek yogurt and the new love of my life, TJ’s Thai Yellow Curry Sauce. Be still my heart.

This afternoon’s lunch was similar: the rest of the leftovers of the Chicken Fried Rice.

Breakfast, however, was a different story. It was a new flavor combination and I’m a little bit in love right now.

Cherry Peach Smoothie

Into the mix went:

  • 3 ice cubes
  • big handful fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbs unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 heaping tbs nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 packet Cherries Jubiliee protein powder (big fan)
  • 2/3 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches

On top:

  • 2/3 tbs warmed coconut butter
  • handful Go Lean Crunch! Honey Almond Flax

Oh, by the way, another reason I love Fridays?

You know the answer.

Come on.

Here, I’ll give you a (blunt) hint.

Coffee Bean Friiiiday!

Today I got a Candy Cane Tea Latte. Soy. NSA. Half-Flavor.

I am so high maintenance.

I was also presented with one of these:

I have three words for you:

1. Salted.

2. Caramel.

3. Cupcake.


The cupcake was from Blue Cupcake, by the way. I made sure to find out.

At first, I could only do this much damage to it:

But then, once the camera was all packed away, Lauren came over and, with her help, I managed to do a little more damage. 😉


Sugar. Coma.

Happy Friday, my friends!

Friday Morning Workout

5 minutes elliptical trainer warmup

45 minutes ass-kicking boot camp (seriously, I sweat through my clothes)

35 minutes elliptical trainer



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8 responses to “Dough Balls

  1. I can’t stop thinking about those cookies too! Thanks for posting the link!

  2. i’m so jealous of your sweets! i could use both of things in my dessert menu tonight!

  3. I can’t wait to see you later today!

    I made those doughballs and they didn’t last in my house. I used mini reese’s cups. So good!

    Sounds like you got an awesome workout. I’m so overdue for a workout, it’s not even funny.

  4. Ok. I am ordering Annie the Baker cookies asap. I feel like its totally going to be my finals fuel! And oh my goodness, salted caramel cup cake. Swoon.

  5. Your balls turned out perfect! And I love that honey almond flax cereal with all my heart. Have a fun weekend! XOXO

  6. Laura @Backstage Pass

    You made the balls! I may attempt to make them today, via The Chic Life recipe.
    Smoothie looks great! I have to try out that Cherries Jubilee powder, it sounds tasty.

  7. Jen

    I’m not sure I’m strong enough to make them and keep them in the house, but soon I will indulge!


  8. These dough balls are becoming really popular! I can’t wait to make myself a batch of them. But I will share them with my coworkers, otherwise I would eat them all myself. My unhealthy habit!

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