Well. We made it through another week! I’m pretty excited for this weekend – basketball tournament! And it’s at home, so no traveling 😀
I actually had a good day today. I started it off with Overnight Oats! It was my first time ever trying them. I’m still acquiring a taste for oatmeal, but I’m definitely making them again!
In the peanut butter jar:
1/2 cup whole grain old fashioned oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
sprinkle of flax seeds
It was a little plain, so I added some peanut butter because peanut butter makes everything better. Next time I want to try Pumpkin Overnight Oats! (with a few twists)
Had a shoot-around practice for the tourney tomorrow. More like a jump around! I had the great idea about when we used to jump rope at recess and wanted to try it again. So we got out the TWO ropes (double dutch!) and it was so fun! And I swear it was so much easier than in fourth grade – we all succeeded! Had to incorporate a little basketball into it too… 🙂 Let me tell you, it is a leg workout!
My friend is making a video – coming soon!
I’ve been carbo loading for the past couple days so I’ll have a lot of energy for the tournament. Tonight was no exception!
I bring you… Banana Pancakes!
These babies were thick and yummy! I know they’re not the healthiest pancake, but that’s okay! And SUPER easy. We’re trying to use up all our packaged foods, so this was the start of it.
2 cups buttermilk pancake/waffle mix
1 1/4 cup water
1 large mashed banana
Mix all the ingredients and pour on a griddle! Also, make sure you don’t mix too well – the pancakes won’t be as thick!
I added chopped walnuts to the batter also. You could add blueberries, chocolate chips, almonds, … I should stop.
I even put syrup on (gasp!) These suckers were pretty dang delish. Definitely more in the near future! I froze the leftovers and am sure they’ll make a good breakfast too!
My mom isn’t the biggest pancake fan, so she made Bruschetta. I just can’t get into it which is the weirdest thing since I love bread and tomatoes. Anyway, here’s her recipe.
- French baguette loaf
- garlic powder
Cut bread into slices
Brush with olive oil
Bake slices in oven at 350 for 6-8 minutes
Top with tomatoes mixed with basil & garlic powder
It’s the garlic powder or basil that I don’t like.
I had to have some dessert! There is currently TWO pies in our fridge. I settled on a small(ish) piece of the pumpkin and a sliver of the peanut butter. Topped with a little Greek yogurt.
In the pie:
- 1 package cream cheese
- 8 oz cool whip
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
Mix everything but the cool whip. Add the cool whip when others are mixed. Set in a pie crust and chill. Done!
I feel like I haven’t been eating super healthy lately. I don’t think I’m gaining weight though. I really think the key is moderation! And I love it!
What’s all our weekend plans?
Are you currently on a diet?
Do you eliminate certain foods?
Have a great weekend! 🙂