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High Protein Collagen Cookie Skillet

Thank you Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post so I can share the recipe for this low fat and high protein skillet cookie made using banana and collagen whey for a delicious dessert with added health benefits!

This cookie is my new favorite dessert to whip up when I only have a few minutes but am craving something sweet that won't cost me a ton of calories. It's a low fat treat without very much added sugar but still tastes sweet and delicious - mainly because one of the major ingredients used is a ripe banana that adds to the sweetness and keeps the cookie moist without the need for any extra oil or butter.

It is also high protein because the other main ingredient is banana cinnamon collagen whey from Vital Proteins! This collagen whey includes both collagen and organic grass-fed whey protein with other natural banana flavors, probiotics, and natural hyaluronic acid. It's a supplement packed full of added health benefits such a good gut health from the probiotics, improved athletic performance and improved recovery and bone/joint repair and flexibility from the collagen whey.

I baked my cookie in an 8 inch skillet pan. This skillet makes a cookie the perfect size to split in two and share with a friend or just save the second half for dessert the next night: if you store it in an air tight container the leftovers should last for another day!

I will admit that I did actually eat leftovers of this for breakfast one morning...but with one serving coming in at just under 200 calories and packing 17 grams of protein in it, this cookie actually CAN be part of a nutritious and balanced breakfast!

The collagen whey is the main dry ingredient used but I also added a bit of oat flour which makes this cookie completely gluten free! I used liquid stevia to sweeten the batter but I also tested the recipe using powdered stevia and sugar free syrup and both worked as well.  I've probably made this 5 or 6 times now since I first tested it out and have LOVED it each time.  I hope you enjoy!

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Your Whims Wednesday #356 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!

Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail by Taylor Bradford
My mouth is watering thinking about this cocktail, y'all. It's a spot on version of the classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake but in cocktail form. No joke! It's soo good!

Low Fat Hummus by Looney for Food

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Pie by A Fun and Frugal Life
No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Pie - A Fun and Frugal Life

DIY Triangle Shelf Planter by Making Joy and Pretty Things

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Now... onto this weeks party!

My Girlish Whims Book Club #8

Who is ready for it to almost be summer reading time??? COUNT ME IN! My first beach trip of the season will be over memorial day weekend this year and I'm carving out some major time to kick the season off with plenty of reading.  Until then, I'm back to round up my most recent reads and I definitely think some of these books would make a great addition to your summer 2018 beach reads list!

My local book club met up in person this month at MidiCi Pizza in King of Prussia for some wine, pizzas and salads, and of course book chat.

The best thing about this restaurant was that it's actually a BYOB! This is the only BYOB restaurant in the King of Prussia Town Center shopping center and that definitely helped to keep my tab down - I think this was my cheapest book club yet haha.

We had so much fun at this book club that we decided to have two separate "after parties" after the dinner was done: half of us girls went out for one last glass of wine at Paladar and half of the girls went for dessert at Duck Donuts.  When the night ends with more wine or donuts, you know it was a great book club ;) We really only talked about the book for 10-15 minutes of the entire evening...but it's such a fun excuse to get a group of local girls together - especially fellow book worms like me!

For this book club we read "Little Fires Everywhere" which everyone seemed to like! I try to alternate picking books from the highest read charts with other genres, and this was one from the top of the charts and well worth the read for sure.  My full review is below along with the other three books I read since my last update!

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Beautiful Day

By Elin Hilderbrand. Synopsis from Amazon:

The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event--but in reality, things are far from perfect.

While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching journey in BEAUTIFUL DAY--into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honor our commitments.

This was a cute and entertaining read.  If you follow my book review posts at all you would know by now that I love Elin Hilderbrand as an author: it's a serious bucket list item for me to visit Nantucket one day after reading so many of her stories that take place on Nantucket.  This was a fun read about a wedding that really wasn't so much about the wedding itself, but more how the wedding was planned to the specifications left behind from a deceased mother and all the family drama that occurs during the wedding weekend.  The ties of marriage are described in various formats in the book: from the widowed father of the bride who has remarried but cannot get over his first true love, to the divorced sister of the bride and maid of honor who doesn't believe in love or marriage anymore, to the young bride-to-be enamored with her betrothed and love in general until a hiccup along the way RIGHT before the wedding, to a divorced (complete with love child scandal) and then remarried father and mother of the groom...and even more interesting scandals and relationships in between...the novel walks us through various family relationships and dramas and marriage stories but ultimately left me walking away from the book with a very warm heart and hope for my own true love and marriage in the future.

Your Whims Wednesday #355 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!

Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Strawberry Lemonade Moscato Punch by Home Made Lovely
The perfect 'chilling on the patio' drink, this strawberry lemonade moscato punch recipe will make a cool, crisp pitcher full to enjoy with your friends!

DIY Cinder Block Pallet Outdoor Bar by From Play Dates to Parties

Painted Planters by Rain on a Tin Roof
Instead of paying $50 on a planter pot, buy a cheap one and dress it up with spray paint! Easy Painted Planter Pots | Gardening | Fiddle Leaf Fig | Geometric | Painting Patterns

The Best Beach Books to Read this Summer by Fivespot Green Living
The Best Beach Books to Read this Year on Summer Vacation

Roasted Strawberry Crepe Cake by The Kittchen
Roasted Strawberry Crepe Cake | A cake made with 25 layers of crepes filled with roasted strawberry custard. It looks so beautiful that people instantly get excited about it.

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Your Whims Wednesday #354 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!

Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

How to make an Embroidery Hoop Succulent Planter by Our Crafty Mom
How To Make A DIY Embroidery Hoop Succulent Planter Our Crafty Mom #embroideryhoop #repurposed #diy #succulents #farmhouse

Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Bell Pepper Feta Sauce by Low Carb Delish
This recipe for zucchini noodles with roasted bell pepper and feta sauce is such a healthy and tasty dinner. Add some chicken to make it a meal or serve it as a low carb side dish.

Simple Floral Farmhouse Wreath by Making Joy and Pretty ThingsDIY wreath | farmhouse wreath | farmhouse wreath DIY | simple wreath DIY | floral wreath | spring wreath | summer wreath | farmhouse style DIY | DIY crafts | DIY wreath ideas | DIY farmhouse wreath | simple floral farmhouse wreath

Carrot Cake Egg Crepes by Looney For Food

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