(Side note: I loved looking back at the post where I made this recipe for the first time last year, on the night when we put our Christmas tree up! Hooray for the holidays!)
This meatloaf is really easy to make and the BBQ sauce makes it extra moist and flavorful.
Along with the meatloaf, we enjoyed broccoli and grape tomatoes for some added nutrition.
Ryan was quite the happy camper when he arrived home and smelled this cookin’ away in the oven!
We both gobbled down our meals rather quickly. 😀
Protein Oatmeal Cookie Bites
While the meatloaf was cooking, I did some experimenting in the kitchen. I was in the mood to bake, but didn’t want bake goods chillin’ around out house since I’ve been known to polish off batch of cookies on my own in a week one day.
I decided to try my hands at creating a protein cookie and the result was pretty darn good!
Disclaimer: I would never say that these cookies are as good as full-fat, sugar-laden cookies, but for what they are (chock full of protein and whole grains), they’re pretty tasty!
To quote Ryan, “I’d eat ‘em again.” 😉
- 1 c. oats
- 1/2 c. flavored protein powder (I used All the Whey chocolate peanut butter cup)
- 1/2 c. fat-free cottage cheese
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tbsp. ground flax seeds
- 1/4 c. water
(Note: You may substitute one egg for the ground flax seeds and water)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together using a mixer. Place round spoonfuls of dough on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.