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Banana Bread Oatmeal

18 Jul

Did you see my post on Facebook this morning? My yummy Banana Bread Oatmeal? I made it ALL by myself and it turned out delicious!

1/2 cup oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Rolled Hot Cereal)

1 cup Almond Milk

1 teaspoon Nutmeg (to taste)

2 teaspoon cinnamon (to taste)

1 tablespoon vanilla

Banana

Mix all ingredients except for banana in small pot and heat until oats are cooked through. When it is to the consistency you prefer take off heat. Pour in bowl and cut up a banana and place on top. Enjoy!

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I ran this morning before work. After I run I ALWAYS have Shakeology. It’s important to replace lost minerals and nutrients. It also re-energizes and reduces muscle soreness. There are so many more reasons why I still drink this every day. I could go on and on. Want me to? Later? Ok.

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Anyways, about an hour after I drink my shake I make my breakfast and it’s usually oatmeal. Peanut butter oatmeal is one of my favorites, but I decided I was in a banana bread mood. Hence, the new recipe.

About once or twice a week my husband and I do our own things for dinner. That’s when I make something I know I love and he doesn’t. Then I can eat it all! I found a zucchini (a huge zucchini) sitting in my garden today. I decided to chop it up and just roast it with a bunch of other root veggies like beets, carrots, and onions. I doubled the batch so I can I have left overs tomorrow. I made some quinoa to go along with it. They pair nicely.

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Tomorrow is my Friday. Tyrell informed me that he hates when people say that. He’s just jealous. I’m getting excited for the weekend. It’s our class reunion (10 years). We had such a small class, only 13 of us, so it will be fun to see and visit with everyone. I better start looking for something to wear now…

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Cookies and Wisdom

2 Jun

Workouts:
Thursday-Rest (no workout)
Friday-Walk
Saturday-Run (Treadmill)

I took an unplanned rest day on Thursday. My body told me to, so I listened. Yesterday, I went for a walk with a friend. I wouldn’t classify it as a workout at all, just good girlfriend quality time. Today I ran on the treadmill. Do you like to listen to music when your running? It’s a must for me. I put the t.v. on closed caption and watch to pass the time. What do I watch? Frasier. I have a billion of them on my DVR. Shut up. It makes me happy.

I made some delicious chocolate chip cookies last night. They’re called clean eating chocolate chip cookies. I got the recipe from one of my favorite sites for clean eating ideas and recipes. They are super easy to make and you aren’t putting any junk in them (which is why they are called it CLEAN). No bleached flour, butter, eggs, or sugars. Just good stuff, that’s good for you!

Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Tools
Food processor
Large mixing bowl
Spatula

Ingredients
2/3 cup almonds
1/3 cup cooked oatmeal
3 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup grain sweetened chocolate chips (or dairy free chips)

Note: If you don’t want to use the chocolate chips, they could be very easily substituted with raisins, nuts or dried fruits of any kind.

Directions

Step 1 – Mix everything except the chocolate chips in the food processor. You should have a nice wet, sticky dough when you’re done.

Step 2 – Using your spatula, scrape dough into your mixing bowl and mix in chocolate chips.

Step 3 – Spoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Step 4 – Bake for 20 minutes.

have made alot of changes this past month with food. I have learned so much, so I am trying to apply it to my daily life. I have not had any meat in over a month, very small amounts of dairy if any, still no pop in over a year, and no coffee for almost two months. I have nothing against eating meat, I grew up on a farm I know how it goes. I just feel so much better not eating it. If I don’t like something, I won’t do it. Simple. We’ve grilled a couple of times in the past couple weeks and I have been eating veggie burgers with veggie cheese. I can’t tell the difference. I think they are delicious. And I don’t feel guilty or cruddy when I’m done eating. It has not been a challenge at all for me. I don’t crave it. I just don’t want it. This wasn’t planned, it just happened! Believe me, there are plenty of other ways to get my protein, which I do. It’s all good!

I keep going back to this, but it seems like it is something that people don’t want to face. You are what you eat. Period. So many people complain about the way they feel, look, etc. I wish they would just realize that if they tweaked their diets a bit and stuck to a workout routine, they would feel so much better. I know, there are alot of medical conditions that have nothing to do with this and sadly cannot be fixed without medicine, but there are alot of things that can be.

Staying active and eating right will certainly change your life. It has changed mine. When I had my son two years ago, I was 80 pounds heavier than I am today. 80 pounds! I didn’t take some magic pill or drink a magic juice. I worked my ass off, changed what I ate, and changed the way I look at food. My back doesn’t hurt anymore, my feet don’t hurt, I don’t have heartburn, I can sleep at night, I rarely have headaches, I rarely get sick…I could go on and on!

Educate yourself, ask for help, do whatever it takes. We only get one shot at life, why not make it great?

You know I’m here to help. All you have to do is reach out and ask 🙂

Miracle Sauce

23 May

Workouts:
Sunday-P90X 2 P.A.P Lower
Monday-Treadmill run
Tuesday-P90X 2 P.A.P Upper
Wednesday-P90X 2 P.A.P Lower

I am getting back into my groove! I am so freakin’ sore, but that’s a good feeling though. According to the scale I am 60 pounds lighter than I was last year before I got a brain and started taking care of myself.

Cooking has been fun this week because I can make what I want. Still keeping it healthy and as clean as possible. I am back to having my beloved Shakeology for lunch again. SO happy about that! I have been making them with almond milk, water, ice, PB2, and a quarter of a banana.

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I have been eating fresh fruit for breakfast and snacks. Except this morning, I had oatmeal. I was in the mood for something warm, so I switched it up a bit. Because I’m crazy like that.

Dessert last night.

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I was prepping for supper and I was thinking about all the work that goes into cooking a healthy meal. Now, it doesn’t bother me, but I can see how it can discourage people, especially if they are not big on cooking. My biggest tip is organization. After you come home from the store wash all of your produce and store on the shelves in your refrigerator. I like to put the foods I use the most in a basket. I usually use onions, peppers, carrots, zucchini, and cucumbers in almost every meal I make. So I have all of these in a basket and I can just grab it and get to work. I don’t have to dig around in the crisper and search through all the plastic bags. This is much more efficient and fun. Plus, it makes your fridge look fancy inside…

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Tonight’s dinner was somewhat of a miracle. I made homemade spaghetti sauce. I made a separate batch for Tyrell with some meat. The sauce had zucchini, green and red peppers, mushrooms, garlic, onion, and carrots. All over organic whole wheat angel hair pasta. I also made a big spinach salad.

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The miracle occurred sometime around 5:30 pm. My son, I repeat, MY son, ate this meal with me. If you know Maddox, you know he is the pickiest eater ever. The best part, he kept picking out the tomatoes and zucchini. Moms, you have to understand where this excitement comes from. May not seem to be much to some, but to me, it was a miracle! Keep it healthy. Amen.

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