Low(er) Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

Tonight I was craving some comfort food, but not the calories and carbs that come along with it. So I took a stab in the dark and worked up some easy cookies.

1 cup Skippy Natural peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup flour

Mix the egg, sugar and peanut butter in a bowl, add flour little by little until the consistency is more cookie-dough-like. Trust me, it starts pretty watery. Once firmed up, drop by the spoonful on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Makes a dozen cookies. Note: these will hold their shape, so if they are funky shaped they’ll stay that way. Let them cool 5-10 minutes then chow down!!

I am not a baker by trade, so any feedback is appreciated.

Nutritional info:

1 cup of Skippy Natural Peanut Butter has 16 tablespoons, which converts to 8 servings.  The info below has all been multiplied by 8 to give an accurate “full” amount of the whole recipe.  The recipe makes roughly 12 cookies.

Serving Size2 Tbsp (32 g)
Servings Per Container13
Amount Per Serving
Calories190                                                   (1520)
Calories From Fat140  (1120)
% Daily Value*
Total Fat16g 128g
Saturated Fat3.5g 28g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg 0%
Sodium150mg 1200mg
Total Carbohydrate6g 48g
Dietary Fiber2g 16g
Sugars3g  24g
Protein7g  56g
Add roughly 350 calories for sugar (yes, really, that’s a half a cup of sugar) 71 calories for the egg and we’re looking at (rounding up) a cool 1,000 calories for the batch of cookies.  Divide that by 12 and it’s less than 100 calories for a cookie.  Now, that may not sound that grand, BUT keep in mind the fact that this is

Review of the CYBEX ARC Trainer

So, it’s official.  I’ve tried both the Precor AMT and the Cybex Arc Trainer.  Of the two, the AMT wins, hands down.  Here’s why:



The Arc trainer has this weird, narrow range of motion, feeling a lot like you’re doing “high stepping” moreso than elliptical training or any other traditional motion.  My hamstrings informed me this machine will get me into fabulous shape, provided that I survive the experience.  After 10 minutes of do or die, I decided to take the plunge and go back to the more enjoyable AMT.  I will say that the Arc is very commonly busy at my gym, so obviously it works great for someone, just not for me.