Hubby decided last minute to head to St. Louis this weekend so Tyler and I spent some quality time together this weekend. I managed to get to the grocery store before he left, so I have a couple good recipes to share with you today.
Before I went to the store yesterday, I made it to the gym to do a killer full body superset workout. It definitely worked every muscle, and I am feeling it today. Ouchie. I decided to cool it on the weights today and get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Tyler and I went on a long walk, guess I got more out of it than he did.
I did find my camera cord for my nice camera. Hurrah.
Here are some meals from earlier in the week that I didn’t get up on Thursday:
Friday morning I started off the family with some homemade smoothies (sorry Yoplait). I got out the big blender, and put in a banana, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, spinach, plain Chobani, and coconut milk. Everyone enjoyed it, even Tyler.
Friday lunch was a salad with some baked Cheetos on the side.
Friday night was pizza! Not delivery though… spicy chicken DiGiorno
Quick recipe for you. I had this package of dates I needed to use up so I thought I’d make some homemade Larabars. If you’ve never had a Larabar, try one sometime. There are very little ingredients and they’re pretty wholesome. My favorite is Cherry Pie, with only 3 ingredients- unsweetened cherries, almonds and dates.
I used one of Chocolate-Covered Katie’s recipes for Girl Scout Larabars.
Girl-Scout Cookie Larabars
- Packed 1/2 cup pitted dates (90g)
- 2 T shredded coconut (30g)
- 1/16 tsp pure vanilla extract
- scant 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 T chocolate chips
Put all the ingredients together in your food processor, and blend. Form into two bars.
I threw all the ingredients in my handy magic bullet-type mixer and blended it up. It was a little hard to pack it together to form one bar- it was pretty crumbly. Taste-wise it was pretty good. I used dark chocolate chips and even threw a couple butterscotch chips in. Not a lot of added sugar so you’ll have to get used to that.
I realize this doesn’t look too appetizing, but trust me, it tastes good.
Ok, back to Saturday. When I went to Fareway, I purchased a roasted chicken and mutilated it.
This gave me two tupperware containers of chicken to use for the week. I have 2 or 3 recipes to try with this- stay tuned. I knew two of them included using a bunch of brown rice, so I cooked up 2 cups while Tyler was napping. Two cups of uncooked organic brown rice makes a ton of rice.
The first meal I put together isn’t really a recipe. I just made a burrito bowl. Using some rice and chicken, I added black beans, salsa, cheese, plain Chobani and a couple jalapeno peppers.
So I guess this post is getting pretty long already… and I still have 3 more recipes that I made up today. Unfortunately I have to get started working on a presentation I’m giving later in the week, so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see those recipes. Yes, you’ll get a Monday AND Tuesday post from me this week. Lucky you!
Here’s a picture of Tyler shamelessly plugging his parents’ business to top off the weekend. He’s pretty pumped about it.