Do you ever just have that random cake mix starring you in the face and you want to make something delicious? Well I decided to do a little experimenting as I didn’t just want to make a cake and came up with this delicious Chocolate Banana Bread recipe. And the frosting couldn’t have been any easier I simply melted peanut butter chips on one loaf and chocolate chips for the second loaf. Scroll down for the recipe 🙂
Well I’ve been busy living life and I haven’t updated you all in a few days. So here’s what’s been going on.
I previously mentioned that I signed up for Beach Body On Demand. I am making good use of this program this time around. My son loves martial arts but they are expensive and with three kids it just wasn’t going to fit in the budget. But thanks to Beach Body me and the littles are doing the Core De Force program and loving it. I love that we can do this workout in our pj’s and all of us together.
The other really cool thing I did with the family this weekend was have a Harry Potter day. We are currently reading thru the books with the kids and watching the movies as we got. But this weekend we took it to a whole new level. We decide to to watch the third movie but also make our own wands and theme all our food after magic/ Harry Potter. For breakfast the kids had Cheri Owl( Cheerios) Pixie Puffs ( corn pops) and oatmeal. I had a banana bread breakfast bake since sugary cereal doesn’t agree with me and I wasn’t feeling in the mood for oatmeal. Lunch we had deconstructed pizza casserole. Then supper was suppose to be roast beef, Yorkshire puddings, roasted veggies and gravy but we ran out of time. So instead the kids had ham crackers and cheese and I had some donair chicken meat. We also made some Butter Beer and Rock Cakes!
On the other days here’s a list of foods we ate
double chocolate breakfast bakes
chicken parmesan wrap
chicken cordon blue wraps
home made pizza bagels and pigs in a blanket
roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and roasted potatoes and carrots and Gravy ( this is a small side plate by the way and I made the Yorkshire puddings mini)
and lots more that I can’t remember at the moment.
We are working our way slowly but surely thru the food that we have in our freezers. But I can tell you for sure that you can eat healthy and have fun themed days without worrying about it. I tried a sip of the butter beer on Saturday which wasn’t good for me since it had carbonation and I did have a rock cake.
I’ve decided to give oatmeal a try for the next 7 days. I will be adding pictures later on this week to my posts but for now here’s the recipe! And I am posting pics on my facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/FastHealthyClean?ref=hl if you can’t wait to see the pics 🙂
What you need (makes 2 servings)
1 cup water
1/2 cup oats
1 banana. sliced
1 tbsp walnuts ( I used chopped)
1 tsp cinnamon
Bring water and oatmeal to a boil reduce heat and cook until desired doneness. Separate oats in two bowls top each bowl with 1/2 banana, 1/2 tbsp walnuts and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Serve and Enjoy!
So it’s been a little bit since my last post but I’m here to update you all. In my last post I talked about picking a plan and sticking to it. Well I am proud to say that I have been on plan with counting my WW points for five days and I am going strong. I can’t weight myself to see if I have made any progress but that’s probably a good thing for me. You see the number on the scale tends to set my mood and if I can’t weight myself (the scale battery died and I keep forgetting to buy one) then I just have to keep eating healthy and exercising. I think not constantly getting on the scale has also made me focus on what’s important.
I will have my weekly weight in on Wednesday/Thursday mornings at my Weight Watchers meeting.
I’ve noticed another trend since getting back on track with my eating. everything seems to be falling into place. We are on a good cleaning schedule with the house, we are on track with the homeschooling and we are a lot less stressed. Life is just very calm and peaceful this past week. I’m going to attempt to get onto a workout routine this week. I always find it easier to first get on track with my eating then add workouts in. I have been keeping active going for walks this week but I now want to add in weight lifting.
I also want to share a link to a chocolate pudding and chocolate ice cream I have started eating as my treats.
Here’s the salted caramel chocolate pudding link: http://vahuntergatherers.com/2014/08/13/salted-caramel-chocolate-pudding/#more-3004
Here’s the recipe for the chocolate ice cream. Sadly I can’t find the webpage I got it from so please let me know if you know where it came from.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
2 Frozen Bananas
1 – 1 1/2 Tbsp Cocoa
1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
Cut banana into small chunks and put in a food processor or blender. Add peanut butter and cocoa. Add a little almond milk. Blend and add almond milk to you get a thick consistency.