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4 Ingredient Recipes I am loving Right Now

For the first few months of going Paleo, I was having a tough time figuring out what to eat to fuel my runs.  Before going Paleo, I was running between 70-80 miles/week.  I fueled my runs with a carb-tastic diet–tons and tons of bread.  Between going Paleo and getting 900 jobs, my weekly miles have been reduced to around 50.  However, I had been totally struggling to keep this up–fueling with eggs, chicken, and kale was just not cutting it.

Enter, the JOY of sweet potatoes!

Lately, I have been LOVING eating mashed sweet potatoes as my pre-run fuel–perfection!

I like to peel, slice, and boil the potatoes for 20 minutes.

I then like to add some coconut milk for a bit of fat:

I then like to add some cinnamon:

And, a bit of brown sugar may have also been added–hey, those muscles need some glucose, too!

In addition to sweet potatoes, I have also been enjoying some amazingly gluten-free peanut butter cookies, on occasion.

I have been playing with different recipes and I have found my favorite. These beauties taste like peanut butter shortbread cookies–glorious!

Here are the 4 ingredients:

The Most Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies in the Whole Wide World

1 cup sugar

1 cup peanut butter

1 egg

1 tsp soda

1) Blend the sugar and peanut butter on medium speed for 2 minutes

2) Add egg and soda and blend 2 additional minutes

3)Form the dough into balls and roll in sugar and press down with a fork

4) Bake at 350 on greased cookie sheets for 10 minutes

5) Let the cookies cool on the sheet for a couple minutes and then enjoy every single morsel

What is your most favorite type of cookie?


About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

9 responses »

  1. I love sweet potatoes with almond butter and cinnamon on top! Sounds strange but sooo good. I’m not a big fan of baking cookies but I love buying a really great oatmeal chocolate chip on occasion 🙂

  2. Love sweet taters! We eat them almost daily and most especially on days we work out. Great source of carbs for us paleo folks!

    It’s so funny you posted the flourless cookie recipe (those are freaking delicious by the way!) because I recently made a paleo version! They were pretty good but I want to play around with the nut butter and I need to wait until we finish whole30 (dang whole30 always getting in the way of my sweet treats). I do have some whole30 approved sweet treats to post soon, though! 🙂

  3. We’ve learned to like sweet potatoes, but I don’t like them topped with sweet stuff. It reminds me too much of the gross Thanksgiving version. Haha. I’m not really a cookie person, but I do love THIN MINTS!! My husband bought four boxes?! Why?!

  4. I am a chocolate chip cookie girl…but with only 4 ingredients…I might have to give those peanut butter cookies a shot!

  5. I love sweet potatoes but I just can’t get the husband on board. I just don’t understand, they are DELICIOUS! ….You really get after it each week with your running- way to go! 🙂 I admire you for that.
    Simple cookies are my favorites. I’m going to have to make some sugar cookies for Valentines Day with my kids! 🙂

  6. I’ll definitely have to try that cookie recipe — so simple!

  7. Four ingredient peanut butter cookies?? That’s amazing! Can’t wait to try the recipe.

  8. I’m sorry, only 4 ingredients? I need to make these … TONIGHT!!! I love love love cookies in all shapes and forms!!

    And sweet potatoes?! Those are also my love!

  9. oo those cookies look great! so easy i love that!


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