Hello, winter.

Hello, Winter.

Apparently, winter isn’t through with we New Englanders.

Ice.  Snow.  Wind.  Frigid, frozen temperatures.

This morning, I ran under a canopy of white.  I heard and felft the crunch of snow beneath my feet.  One step after the other.

Crunch.  Crinkle.  Swoosh.

I watched the icicles dance with excitement after they met the sun, sending their sparkles of light here, there, in every which direction.

There’s a fresh snowfall, here in New England.  And today I was the first—the very first!—to spread footsteps across a snowy path.

Sigh.

I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything quite as peaceful.  I don’t think I ever will.

And you want to know a secret?

I kind of, sort of, maybe, almost enjoyed my morning run.  Despite (because of?) the frigid cold temperatures.

I don’t always know why or how to explain it, but sometimes I find myself falling absolutely in love with winter.

For such a snowy morning, I figured breakfast may as well include a bit of snow as well.

In the form of coconut, of course.

There was exactly one jam filled muffin left in the freezer.  And it was practically begging me to crumble it into a morning bowl of yogurt.

I just couldn’t say no.

Muffin Crumbled Yogurt Bowl

Crunchy walnuts.  A snowing of coconut.  Warm, jam-filled muffin crumbles.  And a dish of thick, creamy yogurt.

This is one of my most current favorite breakfasts.  I think you’ll love it too. 😀

  • 6-oz plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup chopped grapes, banana, apricots, or other favorite fruit
  • 1 jam-filled muffin (or other favorite muffin of your choice)
  • 2 Tbsp. granola
  • 2 Tbsp. walnuts
  • dusting of coconut
  • drizzle of honey (optional)
  1. Combine yogurt with wheat germ and fruit, and place on bottom of bowl.
  2. Top with muffin, granola, walnuts, coconut and honey if using.  ENJOY! 😀

Question: Is it still officially feeling like winter where you live?  What is your favorite season?

Jam Filled Muffins

 

I am constantly searching for healthy breakfasts-to-go options.  Options that will carry me through those insanely busy mornings.  You know.  Those barely have time to shower, I think I’m still sleeping, my brain isn’t really functioning, kind of mornings.

Hey.  Life happens.

 

 

And so—more times than not—you’ll find me driving along in my car at 6:30am, eating an almond butter and banana sandwich (maybe toasted, maybe not) and sipping on a hot cup of green tea.  In fact, you could almost bet on it.

But then, once in a great while, I’ll find myself home alone during a lazy Sunday afternoon.  That’s when I break out the whisk and spend some quality time in my kitchen, preparing breakfasts for the week to come.

 

 

Everyone has a favorite muffin.  A favorite recipe.  (Mine happens to be the whole wheat pumpkin muffins on my recipe page, but please don’t tell all of the other muffins!)

 

 

However, jam filled muffins are a delightfully close contender.  With their sweet personality and rustic good looks, they really are impossible not to love.  I almost always have a couple sitting in my freezer, just in case.

Because you never know when those crazy mornings might come along.  I like to think that I’m completely prepared.

 

 

It should be mentioned, however, that jam filled muffins are only ever as good as the jam that fills them.

You could technically use any old jam and probably still enjoy each and every delicious bite.  However, I’ve found the best results with either (a) homemade jams and jellies, (b) Trader Joe’s raspberry jam, or (c) some other “gourmet” jam/jelly.  You want these to taste fresh.  Homemade.  Rustic and pleasant.  This is one of the few times that I become totally stuck up, refusing to buy any store-brand products. 😉

 

 

~17 minutes in the oven~

 

 

Crazy busy mornings.

A healthy breakfast to go.

And let the day begin.

 

 

Jam Filled Muffins—recipe adapted from the Eating Well Magazine

These muffins are absolutely heavenly when served warm, straight from the oven.  To reheat the next morning, simply pop them in the microwave for a good 15-20 seconds.  Any extras can be frozen for the upcoming week.

Serve with a glass of milk and a fruit for a complete, healthy breakfast-t0-go.  Enjoy! 😀

  • 2-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk + 1 Tbsp. lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup blackberry, blueberry, raspberry or cherry jam (highly recommend Trader Joe’s raspberry!)
  • walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.  Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk eggs and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth.  Add buttermilk, orange juice, oil and vanilla; whisk to blend.  Add to the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula just until moistened.
  4. Scoop half the batter into the prepared pan.  Drop a generous teaspoonful of jam into the center of each muffin.  Spoon on the remaining batter, filling each muffin cup completely.  Sprinkle with walnuts.
  5. Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and spring back when touched lightly, 15-20 minutes.  Loosen edges and turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.  ENJOY! 😀

 

Question: Do you ever eat breakfast on the go?  What are some of your favorites?

I’m Dreaming In Chocolate.

 

I think I have become obsessed—completely and hopelessly obsessed!—with chocolate.

I don’t think there’s any hope of turning back.

 

 

It all started with Valentines Day, and my bowl of chocolatey chip covered oats.

It continued on through pumpkin-chocolate breakfast cookies (more on that in future posts.)

And now, I’m moving on to chocolate granola.

I’m dreaming in chocolate.

 

 

The nice thing about granola is that a little bit goes a long way.  That, and the fact that it’s pretty easy to turn granola into a health food, while still including a bit of an indulgent flair.

Oats.  Cocoa.  Peanut butter = health food.

Coconut.  Butter.  Honey = indulgent flair.

 

 

Granola is so easy to make, I’m surprised at myself for not making it more often than I do.  The one and only glitch that I’ve found is in making sure that there’s enough fat to give the granola its expected crunch.   A little butter or oil does the trick.

Well.

Okay, there’s one more glitch.  Granola needs to be checked very, very often, in order to avoid scorching or burning.  It happens quickly.  Trust me.  I’ve made more than my fair share of burnt granola, when I decided to go off and do something “real quick.”  Let’s just say that I’ve learned my lesson, and now I glue my feet to the kitchen floor whenever I make a batch of granola.

 

 

I’m dreaming in chocolate.

And there’s no hope of turning back.

 

 

(p.s. My most current obsession is taking crunchy, toasted wheat germ…


 

sprinkling it on top of some yogurt, and finishing it all off with a healthy scoop of “I Dream in Chocolate Granola.”)

I highly recommend it.

 

 

I Dream in Chocolate Granola

Feel free to add walnuts, chocolate chips, chopped almonds, and any mixture of dried fruit to this granola.  Just make sure you let the granola cool for several minutes before sampling, as it is very, very hot when it comes straight from the oven (i.e., painful…and I speak from experience. 😉 )

Serve this chocolatey granola on your favorite yogurt snack or sprinkle on your dish of morning oatmeal.  Enjoy! 😀

  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 2-1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1/4 c. coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Boil honey, butter, and peanut butter together for about 2-3 minutes.  Take off the heat and combine with oatmeal, cocoa, and coconut.  Place on baking sheet that is coated in cooking spray, spread out and bake for 8-12 minutes, stirring after every 3 minutes or so.  Check often to avoid burning.  Granola is done when it feels hardened and appears toasted.  ENJOY! 😀

Question: What is your favorite way to eat granola? I love going backpacking and waking up to a bowl of granola with hot milk and dried fruit on top!

a “heart”y breakfast

 

Speaking of Valentines Day, I’m kind of obsessed.

Obsessed with strawberries and bananas and coconut, all dipped and dunked in chocolatey things.

 

 

Obsessed with eating chocolate for breakfast.

How indulgent.  And healthy.  Indulgently healthy. 

(Those two words, I think, should always coexist.)

 

A ‘Heart’y Breakfast

Dark chocolate’s antioxidants, walnut’s omega 3 fatty acids, and oatmeal’s cholesterol lowering fiber—all coming together in one deliciously, heart healthy bowl.  Who says you can’t have chocolate for breakfast?

I’ve been following the microwave procedures for making oatmeal lately, since busy mornings require it.  I also kind of like the way that the overnight sit lets the banana sweeten up the oats.  However, you could just as easily make this the morning of, if you prefer.  Enjoy! 😀

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tbsp. crushed flax (optional)
  • 1 cup milk
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 5 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 very ripe banana, sliced
  • toppings: coconut, dark chocolate chips, sliced strawberry, and walnuts
  1. In a large, microwaveable bowl, combine the oats, flax, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, strawberries and banana.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next morning, add 1/4 c. of water to the bowl, stir well, remove plastic wrap and microwave for 3-5 minutes, stirring halfway through.  Pour into bowl, cover with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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You know how when you’re a kid, running and playing in a new pair of sneakers makes you instantly feel like an athlete?

 

 

Yeah.  Well.  Some things never change. 

I swear I ran faster today. :mrgreen:  Best of all, no knee pain.  There is definitely some truth to replacing those running sneakers at least every 500 miles.

 

Sarah’s “Official” Half Marathon Training Plan

Week 1: Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—4 miles

Week 2: Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—5 miles

Week 3: Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—2.5 miles

Week 4: Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—6.5 miles

Week 5: Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—3 miles

Week 6: Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—8 miles

Week 7: 
Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—3 miles

Week 8:  Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—9.5 miles

Week 9: 
Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—4 miles

Week 10:  Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—11 miles

Week 11:  Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—4 miles

Week 12:  Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—12.5 miles

Week 13:  Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—4 miles

Week 14:  Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—14 miles

Week 15:  Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—5 miles

Week 16:  Tues—3 miles   Thurs—3 miles   Saturday—HALF MARATHON RACE DAY!!

 

Question: Have you ever trained for a race/walk before?  What were some of your toughest obstacles?

…OR…

If you haven’t yet trained for a race/walk, what do you think would be your toughest obstacles to overcome?

a snowy day

We have snow literally coming out of our ears, here in New England!

 

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Sent home early.  No critical homework due. 

There’s but one thing for a girl to do in such a situation.

 

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First I made a steaming hot cup of licorice tea…

 

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…and then I had myself a date with Mr. Quaker.

 

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These are my stand by, true blue, you’ve never let me down, fool-proof recipe for granola bars.  What I love most about these chunky little bars, is that the combination of flavors is limitless.  Honey?  Molasses?  Agave?  Chocolate chips?  Peanut butter chips?  Raisins?

Absolutely limitless!

Today’s combination of flavors included pecans, dark chocolate chips, flax…

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…and a deep, intoxicatingly rich swirl of blackstrap molasses. 

 

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Honey would have given these bars more of a golden hue vs. the deep chocolate color.  But I absolutely love the flavor that molasses imparts.

And, really now, who doesn’t like the color of chocolate?

 

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You want to know something?  When Mr. Quaker is around, a little bit of extra snow around the place doesn’t look so bad after all.

 

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Granola Bars with chocolate chips and pecans

These bars can be made with any mixture of your favorite ingredients—peanut butter chips, dates and coconut come to mind!  Enjoy them for breakfast, as a snack or even as a dessert with a cup of tea.  They also keep very well, and can be packed as a fun addition with your lunch-to-go.

ENJOY! 😀

  • 1 T. olive oil + pam for spraying pan
  • 1-1/4 c. old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 c. dark or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c. ground flaxseeds
  • 1/4 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c. blackstrap molasses
  • 1/4 c. natural, chunky, salted peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Line bottom and two sides with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on each side.  Spray again with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine oats, chocolate chips, flaxseeds, and pecans; set aside.
  2. In a small/medium saucepan, combine molasses, peanut butter, oil, and vanilla. Cook over medium until melted. Add dry ingredients to pan, turn off heat and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to prepared pan; smooth top. Bake until golden and edges pull away from sides of pan, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Using paper overhang, lift bars out of pan. On a cutting board, gently cut into 8 pieces using a serrated knife. Store in an airtight container, separating pieces with wax or parchment paper, for one week.  ENJOY!

Question: What is your favorite activity on a snow day?

there’s always a first

Today was filled with FIRSTS.

#1: I decided to wake up 15 minutes earlier this morning, while also making my breakfast to-go

This gave me the lump sum of about 45 extra morning minutes.  I was able to blow out my hair and read and have some extra quiet time just for me.  Three things that I never seem to have quite enough time for.

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And, in the end, breakfast didn’t need “to go” at all.  With time to spare, I threw my pre-made pb and banana sandwich into the frying pan, toasted it to the ooey gooey state of perfection, and ate it before my commute to work.  This worked out quite perfectly.

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Note to self: wake up earlier, make breakfast the night before and reap the (many) rewards.

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#2: I ran 2 miles with a mission in mind and I enjoyed every single second.

I ran with speed.  Determination.  Excitement and enthusiasm.  And it felt good!  I normally have a really tough time with the shorter, speedier runs, but tonight, it just came natural.  I’ve already decided that I need to include more speed runs into my regular running routine!

#3: I ate breakfast twice in one day. 

 

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Okay, okay.  You caught me.  That’s obviously not a first.   What IS a first is that I finally decided to try PB&Company’s Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter on top of my bowl of whipped banana oatmeal.  The combination was simply divine.  A little like melting dark chocolate over a warm slice of banana bread.  Luscious. 

Who says you can’t have chocolate for breakfast?

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#4: I went against my state of normal, and ate a plate of leftovers without changing a single thing. 

Nothing.  Because, you see, some meals just aren’t meant to be messed around with.

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#5: I finished all of tonight’s homework/assignments before 9:00, which gives me at least one hour to read and relax before hitting the hay.  Time to start February’s book of the month! 

Question: What is something that you’ve never done but would really, really like to do?  Aside from my bigger dreams in life (i.e., visit Paris, own a goat farm, et cetera,) I’d also like to eat my way through Boston for the day.  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.  I think I need to hit up restaurant week this year! 😀

Over A Bowl of Oats

It was over a bowl of crunchy cashew banana oats, that I officially began my New Years Resolution.

 

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Each new year, I like to plan out what my important goals will be.  Sometimes I fall flat on my face and realize that I did nothing to achieve my resolutions.  Other years I’m overwhelmed by all that was accomplished. 

This year, I decided that I wanted to make my goals entirely achievable.  Which explains why “travel to Paris” isn’t on the list.  Maybe next year.  😉

What was on the list, was the goal of reading one book a month for the entire year of 2011.  Today, I finished January’s book: Brooklyn.

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At first I didn’t much like the book.  It was—what’s the word?—simple.  Almost too simple.  But then I realized that it was simple because Elise was simple.  She was a young girl who knew nothing outside of her hometown in Ireland.  She thought nothing would ever change.  That her sister Rose and her mother would always be right there.  That life would continue on, just as is. 

And then things change.  The book becomes more complex.  Elise travels to America to find work, and the book has an undertone of fear.  Fear of the unknown.  And then, when she meets a young Italian man in America, the book become becomes light.  Frivolous, even.  Exciting. 

The book keeps changing, as each part of the book holds a new tone.  It’s rare to find a book that can change a character—change the entire tone—while still holding true to the personality of the original character.  The book is raw.  Simple.  Complex.  Sad but real.  Honest. 

I loved it!

 

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I think the key for pulling through with New Years Resolutions and goals for me, is to break them down month by month.  It holds me accountable, and I absolutely love the fresh start that each new month (each new DAY, for that matter) brings. 😀

Crunchy Cashew Banana Oats

I’ve been eating this standard breakfast for the past week or so.  I love the sweetness of cashew butter and bananas, and I love the crunch that granola brings to the table.  It’s a wonderful, winning combination.

You could make this stovetop, of course, but preparing the mix the night before and microwaving it the following morning produces very similar results.  Letting the oats sit in the liquid for a nights course softens them right up; you will have a deliciously creamy bowl of oatmeal in 3-5 minutes flat.  Enjoy this warm treat on even the busiest of mornings. :D 

  • 1/2 c. oatmeal
  • 1 c. milk + 1/4 c. water
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. crushed flax seed
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola
  • 2 Tbsp. cashew butter
  1. In a large, microwaveable bowl, place oatmeal, milk, water, banana, flax seed and spices in a bowl.  Stir, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next morning, uncover the bowl and microwave for 3-5 minutes, stirring halfway through.  Top with granola and cashew butter and enjoy with your favorite book.

Question: Do you make daily/monthly/yearly goals for yourself?  How do you make them achievable? 

a fresh new morning

I’ve been pulled over by a police car three times in my life.  I’ve also received one parking ticket, which turned out to be the most expensive “I’ll just stop and run into that cafe for a cup of coffee-to-go” ten minutes of my life.  Lesson learned: when you see a quarter lying on the ground right outside your car, take it as a sign that you really should put some money into the meter.  Yes.  Lesson learned.

Anyways—so far—I have not received a speeding ticket, and I’d really like to keep it that way.

Yesterday came pretty close though. 

As I was driving along, rolling over the peak of a hill, I suddenly saw a sign that read “school zone: 20mph.”  As soon as I saw the sign, I saw a police car.  And as soon as I saw the police car, the police car saw me. 

The most embarrassing part of this story isn’t that I was forced to sit and wait in my car while people slowly drove on by, peering into my window.  The embarrassing moment occurred when I accidentally handed the police officer my credit card instead of my drivers license.  He returned it with a raised eyebrow and a grunt, “sorry, this won’t work.”  I think I must have looked pretty silly at this point, as I laughed hysterically, telling him I was horribly sorry.  He honestly didn’t look very amused.  😉

Anyways, turns out that this particular police officer didn’t feel the need to give me a ticket.  He just sent me on my merry way with a written warning. 

The End.

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Thank goodness for happy endings.

Thank goodness for police officers who enforce the speed limit in school zones (even if it was at the very top of a hill, completely catching me off guard.)

Thank goodness for police officers who don’t write me a $200 ticket.

Thank goodness for a reliable car that drove me home at the race car speed of 15 mph. 😉

Thank goodness for fresh new mornings.

A Tropical Awakening

Pineapple and coconut go together like peanut butter and jelly.  This breakfast has a bright and sunny personality, so I highly recommend eating it on a cold, gloomy, winters’ day.  Instant smile!

Fresh pineapple carries far in this morning bowl of chilled oats.  However, if canned pineapple is what you happen to have on hand, I imagine it would be quite delicious as well.  And if you have the extra juice to spare, add just a touch in order to really up the exotic flavors.  Enjoy!

  • 1/2 c. uncooked old-fashioned oats
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1 c. fresh pineapple, diced small
  • 6-oz. plain yogurt
  • toppings: Pom seeds, shredded coconut, walnuts and Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola
  1. Combine oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, pineapple and yogurt in a medium bowl. Stir well.
  2. Transfer to your breakfast bowl and top with pom seeds, coconut, walnuts and granola.  ENJOY! 😀

Question: Have you ever been given a written/verbal warning or a ticket? 

Yes, I love winter.

We are knee deep in winter right now and I kind of like it.

That’s not to say that I never gripe or complain about how cold I am.  How much I’m looking forward to summer even though it’s only January.  Sometimes, I even exaggerate the unbearable chill factor by wearing my down jacket indoors.  The Uggs are saved for those especially cold moments, but I’ve yet to wear my wool hat around the house.  I’m not one to say that this won’t ever happen though. 😉

But putting aside how much I love the sun and the warmth of summer, I really do love the winter too.  There’s nothing quite like waking up on my day off to realize that buckets and buckets of snow have fallen down around me; a blanket of white.  I love watching the strong, fierce winds whip the delicate little snowflakes into circular tunnels, as they travel in each and every direction.

All of this happening while I’m safe and sound in my own home.  So yes, I really do love winter.

Oddly enough, when the temperatures drop, my breakfast choices are usually on the chillier side too.  Yogurt.  Overnight oats.  Things like that.

Some things will never change.

“Layer One” Kashi Go Lean Crunch

“Layer Two” Sliced Banana

“Layer Three” Dollop of Plain Yogurt

Stir, Stir, Stir. 

“Layer Four” Cashew Butter

 Now we’ll see who wins.  Yoga in my living room?  An outdoor walk in the woods? 

My bets are on the yoga. 😉

A Simple Yogurt Mess

Unfortunately, a bowl of cereal never seems very filling to me.  Cheerios is like air in my belly. 

Thankfully, this is one situation where cereal is very filling.  The combination of a high protein cereal mixed with yogurt and nut butter (i.e., healthy fats and protein!) makes for a very satisfying, very crunchy, very filling breakfast.  This makes a nice change from a regular breakfast routine, and it’s quick enough to make for those busy mornings.  Mix in some of your favorite cereals, but be sure to keep the fiber and protein up in order to keep you going all morning long. 😀

  • 1-1/2 c. Kashi Go Lean Crunch
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 6-oz. plain yogurt
  • 2 T. cashew butter
  1. Combine Go Lean Crunch, banana and yogurt together.  Top with cashew butter and let the cereal sit and soften for about 5 minutes.  ENJOY! 😀

Question: What is your favorite season? 

a list of five

FIVE Things That I’m Loving Right Now.

#1: Tuesday and Thursday night runs.  

Me time.  Chatting with dad time.  Destressing time

 #2: Walks With Mom and Dad.

Silliness.  Exercise.  Fun.

#3: Snow.

Four inches on the ground.  Twelve to fourteen inches expected on Wednesday.  Lots and lots of snowshoeing in my future!!

#4: Easy Breezy, Ten Minute Morning Walks.

Short ‘n’ Sweet.  A refreshing start to my day.  Deliciously energizing.

#5: Breakfast.

Simple.  Melty.  Sweet ‘n’ Spicy.

Ooey gooey, melted apples + one crispy whole wheat pita + a drizzle of agave = a very delicious bite.

 Breakfast Pita with Spicy Apples

This recipe comes together quicker than your typical bowl of oats or plate of eggs.  You’ll enjoy the crisp texture of the pita after it spends some time in your frying pan, but be sure to keep the heat low at first in order to give those apples some time to soften.  As for the peanut butter, just let it do its own thing, as it will ooze and spread throughout the entire pita.  And, most of all, ENJOY!!

  • 1 whole wheat pita (I use Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 apple, sliced thinly
  • 2 T. peanut butter
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • agave syrup or honey
  1. Heat nonstick frying pan to medium low.  Meanwhile, spread peanut butter inside of pita bread, sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg, and layer the apples inside the pita and into the back and corners. 
  2. Place the pita on the frying pan.  Cook until browned on one side.  Flip, increase heat to medium, and continue cooking until lightly browned.  Cut in half and drizzle with agave syrup.  ENJOY! 😀

Question: What are you loving right now?