With the cold weather approaching I wanted a warm comfort meal. What better way to get that comfort then with baked beans and fresh baked bread.
- What you need:
- 2 cups dried navy beans (8 oz), sorted and rinsed
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3/4 cup real maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
How to make it:
Soak beans overnight. In the morning drain and rinse. Put all all the ingredients in the crockpot and let cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with some fresh bread.
You could also make this as a side dish instead of the main dish as well. I just really love beans 🙂
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
- Almond milk
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.