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, 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
Romaine lettuce, baby carrots, blueberries, chickpeas, almonds, strawberries, reduced fat feta cheese and light balsamic vinaigrette.
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.
Homemade Larabar Bites
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
I used the recipe found here for the Peanut Butter and Jam Bars.
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