When I began this blog, I was so excited and so gung-ho about it that I was trying to post multiple times a day and sneaking my camera into the kitchen at work so I could get a snap shot of my latest yogurt or oatmeal masterpiece to share with you. Unfortunately, life and work caught up with me and now over a year later I’m still trying to get on a “normal schedule” of blogging…HA! Trying is the key word there.
That said, I really do miss sharing a lovely yogurt-waffle bowl, or the plethora of “components” I pack to create my lunches at work sometimes!
mmm waffle bowl
So I would like to try and get some “before” shots of my food all packed up in the morning, because I think mostly it will go back to helping me be more accountable in the new year. I don’t, however, foresee the sneaking of the camera into the kitchen again…I felt like such a sketch ball at work haha! I also want to post my workouts so that it will help me make sure I am getting all my planned workouts each week and maybe motivate me to bump them up a little, or add some things here and there.
What I can share is the delicious batch of homemade granola for the past 1 ½ weeks though! I made a big batch 2 Sunday’s ago (after going to see the movie “Nine”…don’t waste your $$ or time…the musical numbers were great, but those made up only like ¼ of the boooooring movie)…but I digress. Granola!
This batch was inspired by this recipe and it’s use of applesauce. Although I did not completely eliminate the oil.
New Years Granola – 01/03/10
Pre-heat oven to 275
- 3 cups thick cut rolled oats
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup coconut
- 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
Heated in a small pan:
- 1 T canola oil
- 1 T honey
heating these will thin them out a little making it easier to distribute over all the dry ingredients
Pour heated oil & honey over dry mix, as well as adding:
- 1 single serve container applesauce (no sugar added)
- 2 T TJ’s Maple Syrup/Agave blend (or just maple syrup, or agave, or honey)
Spread over sheet pan and bake for 75-90 minutes, stopping twice to toss/mix it in the pan. When finished, try not to move around the granola until it cools. Store in an air tight container, and enjoy on yogurt, oatmeal, fruit…you name it!
Some other “items” this week:
Cereal Medley after dance class Tuesday. I think it’s official…I am incapable of eating only 1 type of cereal.
I also just finished a DELICIOUS dinner that was whipped up very quick. Post coming soon!
Workouts this week:
- Monday: Body Combat (kicks my butt every time!)
- Tuesday: 1.5 hour Dance class (Jazz!)
- Wednesday: off – class for work this night
- Thursday: 90 min Heated Prana Power Yoga
- Friday: – off
- Saturday: planning a run with my bff (probably 3-4 miles)