I really appreciate all of the feedback about exercise and confidence on my last post – it really goes to show that goals for exercise stretch so far beyond calorie burning! Also, your confessions made me feel a little better about my slight Starbucks addiction…I’m working on it. Baby steps.
Yesterday I was in a baking-kinda mood. Then again, when am I not? Instead of hitting up the gym for my workout, I spared my muscles a session with the weights and hit the mixing bowl 😉
NOTE: this recipe, unlike many of my others, is NOT gluten-free. So if you’re like me, and can’t dance to the tune of gluten, make it anyway, and share. Sharing is caring!
I love taking advantage of a huge, sun-filled kitchen on a lazy day. On the menu? Fresh banana bread. I know my Mom is always looking for quick on-the-go breakfasts that don’t involve McDonalds or HFCS-infested cereal bars, so Mama, this one’s for you.
Lazy Sunday Banana Bread
1 cup flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
3 over-ripe bananas, mushed
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup granola (I used Galaxy Granola’s Vanilla Almond Munch)
1 tsbp honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees + grease a loaf pan
Combine dry ingredients and mix well
Beat eggs into wet ingredients and slowly add to dry, mix well
Pour into baking pan
Sprinkle granola on top and drizzle honey
Bake for an hour (check the bread at the 45 min mark, just incase)
Slice, share, devour and love your Mama.
Along with baking and making a disaster out of the kitchen, I pranced around town and picked up a few necessities; necessities that include magazines, mascara and a haircut. I felt like such a material girl, but I haven’t had my hair cut in at least 6 months (my split-end collection was starting to outnumber my collection of trashy magazines, and we just can’t have competition there, friends) and my mascara was lumpier than spoiled milk. Gross right? Just imagine what my eyelashes looked like…ANYWAYS. Girls got needs.
To fuel my baking and errands, I fixed the usual:
Oats with sliced strawberries, figs, almond butter and cottage cheese. Drag me out of bed, feed me, and I’m good to go.
What’s your go-to breakfast lately?
Lunch was a whole lotta snackage, to be honest, I just did not feel like sitting at a table and eating, so I fixed up some kale chips, and munched on random other shenanigans throughout the afternoon.
For dinner, I played around with a vegan mac ‘n cheese recipe using nutritional yeast and made not-so-vegan chicken brocolli alfredo with rice noodles:
With some cottage cheese, berries and pure maple syrup 🙂 What a pair, right?
I’m off to grab some food with a friend and watch Elf – one of my favorite movies, ever 😉 In celebration of our last day of summer…hard to believe I’m going into my senior year of college, time seriously flies. Although I can’t wait to join the rest of you in the working world, I can definitely admit that I’m going to miss college so much; but that’s for another time and post, here’s to living for right now 😀
Peace and love!
p.s. I recommend you all check out the Health Living Blogs Community 🙂 Here’s the scoop:
Healthy Living Blogs is a new resource for the health blogging community. Created by Lindsey of Sound Eats, HLB is a site designed to enhance the positive community of the healthy living blog world. Bloggers and readers can explore the site and find more blogs to love, bloggers in their area, and forums to deepen healthy discussion and support. If you’re interested in having your site listed on HLB, simply send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org and check the site out for yourself!
Email subject line: MEMBERS
Your name (please share if you prefer to go by first name, first and last, or however you prefer to be known on the Internet)
Blog URL (please start with http://, not www.)
Your twitter handle, if applicable
Your location (if you prefer not to disclose this information for privacy’s sake, that is completely understandable. We’ll simply include your blog listing in the A-Z listing, not by location, too)
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