It is the first time I’ve ever said, “I’m going home to Colorado.” Still seems weird!! I am excited to see Chris + the dogs + for my interview on Monday. Pat and Natalie flew to PA to visit their friends that just had a baby, so I’ll see them in a few days.
Even though it was my last day in town, my mom and I ran all over the place doing last minute things as always =) We stayed up hanging out and talking til 2am while she watched me edit all the photos from yesterdays looong post.
We went to Dick’s, so I could get some more winter workout clothes. I didn’t need as many in Charlotte! I got SO much stuff and a lot on sale plus 3 coupons. It was awesome!
Bye mom + dad, thanks for everything!
Then I went to my Aunt + Uncles for a last minute baking session with the kids. I taught them about healthy eating this week and wanted to leave them with 1 more fun new recipe. I found these baked oatmeal bars on Kath’s blog. They are perfect for that on-the-go breakfast, or after school snack. They are packed with fiber, protein, and low in sugar...Can’t wait to make a pumpkin version!
Had tons of fun with my Aunt + Uncle, as usual!
Jenna, stirring. The kids did most of the work. It is a really easy recipe for a beginning baker because measurements can be a little off and you can add whatever you want in the mix.
We made 2 double batches so there were a bunch to cut and freeze, for even easier grab + go, healthy food.
combo 1: walnuts/cherries/dk. chocolate chips/pumpkin seeds
combo 2: apples/apricots/cinnamon/pumpkin seeds
I doubled the recipe and changed only a few things. I cut the salt in 1/2, added extra cinnamon, and 1/2c. pure cane sugar [for a doubled batch]. It was the perfect amount of sweetness. I used a 9x13 pan [1 batch goes in a 9x9] so these bars were extra thick. So, just an FYI if you double the batch they will need to cook about 55min with a 9x13 pan.
My babies!!! [hardly babies anymore…but they still are to me]
Can’t wait until they visit me in the wild west!
Off to the airport…Tucked in a corner I found 2 healthy options! Smoothies + Salads
I got a smoothie with: Acai juice + blueberries + bananas + granola + fat free frozen yogurt + ice
It was really yummy!! You could definitely taste the granola…Not sure they put too many blueberries in it…Wasn’t very blue/purple, but still good and really filling.
Snack time on the plane…
Blegh. I have always hated Fritos and Hershey’s chocolate is pretty nasty! Still nice they had a free snack though!
The mini samich wasn’t too bad. I ditched the lettuce and didn’t use any mayo.
However this was MUCH better!!! One of the oatmeal bars + h2o…mmmmm – This was the cherry/walnut/dk. chocolate one and it was oh.so.good! Had just a hint of sweetness and a great chewy texture.
All for now!! Hope to have a new blog up soon!
Back to mountain time =)