Here's my first daily food post.
Matt and I started the morning off with a trip to Cora's for brunch. I got the French Toast topped with a mountain of fruit and Matt got the western omelette with Multi-grain toast (no pics of his food).
(I had already started eating when I remember to take a pic).
Since we had such a large brunch I didn't eat much during the day. Maybe snacked on a couple more cookies (see pics from my last post).
Before dinner I decided to make some more homemade granola bars. I made some of these last weekend and they were so good I needed to make some more. I'm using the recipe from Love Veggies and Yoga's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars. I followed the recipe except made the following changes: I used Dried Cranberries instead of Raisins, I used honey instead of Maple Syrup (I used the Syrup last weekend) and I didn't add the protein powder.
Here's my recipe:
1 Ripe Banana
1.5c of oats
1/2c of unsweetened coconut
1/2c of dried cranberries
1/2c of chocolate chips
1/2c of honey
1/2c of peanut butter
2 tbsp of flaxmeal
2 tbsp of chia seeds
1.5 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Directions: Mash up the banana, add in all the ingredients, mix together, put them in a freeze friendly pan/container (I put plastic wrap on the bottom to make for easy clean up) and stick them in the freezer for a few hours. Take them out and cut them into 10 bars, wrap in plastic wrap and stick them back in the freezer for a great bar on the go. I was really worried the first time about all the flavors mixed together, but they are delish. Give them a try.
All my ingredients...
The dry ingredients...
Wet ingredients added in...
A few hours in the freezer...
Dinner was something simple. Cheesy pasta. Some Ziggy's Cheese Tortellini, any pasta sauce and some cheese. Basic directions: cook the pasta, mixed with the sauce, top with grated cheese and cook in the oven for about 20 mins. (The following picture serves about 8 meals)
Served in a bowl with a glass of milk (I have a glass of milk every night with dinner)...
Around 9 I realized that I hadn't made it to the gym (I was too busy starting my blog) so I decided to pop in Jillian Micheals Yoga Meltdown and do a quick 35 min intense yoga session. This dvd is defiantly more then just a yoga dvd. It's cardio and strength training using yoga moves. I was a sweaty mess afterwards.
After my shower, I needed to refuel (and realized that I didn't have much protein or any veggies throughout the day) so I made a plate of roasted garlic hummus, multi-grain tostitos, carrots, yellow and red peppers and some greek yogurt for dipping. I ate those along with a large sippy cup of water.
I instantly felt much better.
I'm on March Break this week (I'm a teacher) and so I should be able to get some good posts in this week so please keep checking back. Also, any comments are always welcome.
~ Katie :)
Anybody have any other homemade granola bars recipes to share. I'd love to try some other ones. Please post links in my comments section or e-mail me at: katieshealthydiscovery (at) gmail (dot) com.
Jaime over at Embracing Balance is giving away some very yummy looking Crofter's Superfood Spreads. I have been eyeing them for a little while. Here's the link: http://www.embracingbalance.com/2010/03/dst-and-super-giveaway.html. Check it out. I really wanna win some yummy looking spreads.