Thursday, January 17, 2019

Fast Friday

Hallelujah, it's Friday! This was a busy week but a good one. Here are a few of the random happenings from our week.

On Saturday I went for a run OUTSIDE! It's been a really long time since that's happened but I'm really glad it did. My chin was the only thing that was frozen when I got back.

We got to go on a date night while our neighbors watched the kids.

We had a relaxing Sunday with church and lots of relaxing and getting ready for the week.

Trevon usually makes Sunday dinner and this time V helped out.

On Monday we started week 2 of the better me 360 challenge! We've been focusing on nutrition this week and it was a bit of a challenge for me. But we made it through and next week we focus on mental health!

One of the hardest days for me was making sure I got 2 servings of fruits and veggies. I started out with an omelet that had veggies, but it turned into scrambled eggs because instead. But it tasted good.

On Wednesday we watched the neighbor kids and during lunch M and V were playing charades and trying to get the neighbor boy to guess what they were being.

Trevon signed up for a Movnat training in April, so he's been working on some of the moves lately to get some practice in. The kids have been enjoying it and they kids called this one "baby sloth" because that's what it looked like when they were hanging on him.

On Thursday I made lots of homemade bread and my house smelled delicious and warm all day. Then I took a few loaves to some neighbors.

Then we played at my sister's house for a little while after school.

This weeks workouts looked something like this:

Saturday- 4.5 miles outside

Sunday- rest day

Monday- foam rolling and stretching. I was so tight from running outside for the first time in a while...does this happen to anyone else?

Tuesday- full body strength training with Aaptiv

Wednesday- stretching/foam rolling/rest

Thursday- nice easy run because my body was still not super pleased about the outside run.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! 

How was your week?

What are you most looking forward to for next week?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Homemade Granola Recipe

I have been asked about this recipe several times and today I decided to share it! I was never a big granola fan until I was pregnant with V and suddenly it was one of my favorite foods. I love putting it on yogurt with fruit, I love making trail mix out of it. And my kids like eating it by its self. It's a healthier option for meals and snacking than regular cereal or candy so it's easy to feel good about eating it. So this is my homemade granola recipe!

What you will need:

5 cups of old fashioned oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbs PB fit powder (you can sub this with regular peanut or almond butter if you'd rather)
a pinch of salt
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup honey
1 egg white

Pre-heat oven to 300. Mix all your dry ingredients together until the oats are coated.  Melt the butter and add the honey and, if you're subbing the PBfit out, mix the regular nut butter in. Whisk in the egg yolk. Pour the mixture in with the dry ingredients and stir until the oats are all coated. spread onto a cookie sheet. (For easy cleanup, line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil) Bake for 30 minutes. Let the granola cool completely before putting it into a container.

I store it in a glass jar similar to THIS ONE to keep it fresh and it lasts about 2 weeks to a month before it's gone. I've never had it around long enough for it to go bad, so I'm not sure how long it would last for. Like I said before, I love to eat this on yogurt with fruit, but I also love to add seeds and chocolate chips or crasins to it once in a while.

Do you guys have a go-to or favorite recipe?

What is your favorite add-in for trail mix or granola?