A Weird Saturday

Sleeping until 9:30am does not suit me well. Don’t get me wrong, it was nice and I am sure I needed it, but it was 5:30pm before I knew it! I got a lot of housework done thanks to my abundant energy. What I did not get done was a workout, Thumbs down but my entire house is spotless. I also did not take my little boy to the book store, but I ironed 3 of his shirts! I suppose those count for something! Mopping my floors alone is a good cardio workout! Seriously, I wore my heart rate monitor once and found I burned almost 200 calories in 30 just by mopping. So, just sayin….house work is WORK! And for the record, he is as much a homebody as I am so he wasn’t really interested in the bookstore anyway.

My lunch yesterday was more of the same

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Romaine lettuce, baby carrots, blueberries, chickpeas, almonds, strawberries, reduced fat feta cheese and light balsamic vinaigrette.


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Larabar in blueberry muffin.

Here’s a shocker, I wasn’t crazy about it! It didn’t really taste like blueberry. Bummer.

After I got all the housework done, I felt a strong need to do some baking.

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Jamie Eason’s Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread


Homemade Larabar Bites

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I got the idea for these from one of my favorite blogs called Peanut Butter Fingers.

I used that basic recipe and made a few changes.

12 pitted dates

1/2 cup raw unsalted peanuts

1/3 cup oats

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla

2 tbsp. water

I put everything into my food processor and let it whirl until a paste formed. Then I rolled them into balls and refrigerated them. They strangely taste like those oatmeal chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies.


One Ginormous Homemade Larabar

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I used the recipe found here for the Peanut Butter and Jam Bars.


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My first and most likely last attempt at homemade cinnamon raisin peanut butter.

It was a sad sad outcome. I didn’t even put raisins in.

I used the recipe found here.

It tastes pretty good but I will stick to buying my all natural peanut butter. Some things aren’t worth the trouble!

So instead of working out, I baked for 2 hours. Hey, at least I have some yummy & healthy treats for after I DO workout!

Dinner was basically me tasting all my goodies. I ruined my appetite for anything else. I’m telling you, Larabars are legit! They keep you full and satiated for hours!

This morning I have a class at church and then service. I do plan on making up my workout from yesterday, it’s going to take some extra effort because working out has no place in my Sunday, but, I need to make it happen. Then this afternoon Aidan FINALLY gets to play some soccer. I PRAY it doesn’t rain. Spring Soccer? Maybe not the brightest idea I’ve ever had.

Do find yourself eating even though you aren’t hungry? This may help…..

Why do I eat when I am not hungry? – Greatist


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