Keeping “fatbrain” satisfied one meal at a time!

Some days I feel mentally ravenous. Other days not so much.  On the days when “fatbrain” has me reeling with head hunger and I begin to long for the days of cookies past I have to do something about it…to keep myself from going off the wagon, or down the hill to a bakery!

Initially after I had my surgery I literally survived on Quest Bars… first 1/4 of a bar at a time, then half, then a whole bar…and then I’d had so many Quest Bars that I couldn’t do it anymore and I stopped having Quest Bars.  I hadn’t really had cravings or head hunger until winter hit hard and we were indoors and bored this 2016/2017 winter.

I began experimenting with coconut flour banana peanut butter muffins and other low net carb “goodies” that would satisfy my “fatbrain” head hunger.  Those too got old and fairly quickly.  While they have good fiber they still have too many carbs to be partaken of on a regular basis.

I also was tired of the same old protein day after day…I’d started out with Premier but after 9 months was tired of it so put that on the back shelf until recently when I found that I was finally able to order the Caramel and Banana flavors on  So the old became the new again.  And get this, Costco has a very Quest Bar like protein bar that comes in “cookie dough” and “brownie” flavor.

Color me happy!  One of the protein packed bars cut into 4 and either nuked on reduced power for about 35 seconds or baked in the oven at 350 for 3 minutes per side is a warm, yummy very cookie like treat for “fatbrain” and gives my head hunger the satisfaction that it needs and keeps me from going off the deep end and driving to said nearest bakery!

(to bake in the oven I nuke the bar for a few seconds to soften it, make 4  balls and press them flat on parchment on a cookie sheet. Bake for 3 minutes, turn over and bake for 3 more minutes.  YUMMY!)



  1. I love this idea! Why have I never thought of this, cutting it up into pieces to make cookies. 4 cookies is definitely better than 1 whole bar, plus it’ll take longer to eat, which is never a bad thing.

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