2.20.2013

Healthy Treats From Your Favorite Lumber Jack

Do you ever have one of those mornings where you start with a cute outfit, but then by the time you add layer after layer it is no longer cute?  That was me this morning.  Started with a simple outfit of black skinnies, cute glittery black flats (similar), and a white tee (best v-neck ever).  By the time I was out the door I had added a flannel, scarf, and puffy down vest over top.  Something went wrong, I now look like a lumber jack, a sexy one not actually sexy, but a lumber jack none the less. I blame February. 

In other news, this awesome place by my apartment called Uptown Market - which features beer galore, wine, and home brewing supplies - just got a new espresso bar and in celebration they are offering 1 dollar coffee drinks all week.  So, I obviously had to stop and get one. If you live in the Beaverton area you should totally support local and go here.  They have usually have around 6 beers on tap and a ton of other options to purchase, as well as wine and now coffee, too!  Plus, they often have a food truck in their parking lot and events (like trivia) in the evenings.  

Yes, i know that daily calendar pic is from Jan. 2nd and no, I don't care. How presh is the photo?!


Now, onto the good stuff!!!!! Today, I have not one, but two healthy treats for you!!!!! I tested them both out this weekend and they are super easy to make and even more awesome to eat. 

First up we have a 2 ingredient 'cookie'.  It's awesome (if you're into naners, that is). Here is the recipe I followed. 

{What You Need} 

::2 quite ripe bananas 
::1 cup of oats (I used the old fashioned kind)

::Technically those are the only ingredients you need, but you can add whatever fun extras you would like, such as: dark chocolate chips, cinnamon, honey, etc. 

{What You Do}

::Pre-heat oven to 350 
::Mash together 
::Bake for 15 mins



Always buy your honey in bear form. 



I pre-mashed my bananas a little bit before I added the oats so everything would mix a little more easily. 


Next, mix in all your goodies until the bananas are pretty gooey. This way everything will stick together when they bake.


Pre-oven.


Got that little sign for Bradley on Valentine's Day! And if you know me, that is saying a lot. I LOVE BACON. 


Post-oven goodness! 


For the second treat, my cousin, Kyndra, and I made No-Bake Energy Bites on Monday while I was busy being a Stay-At-Home-GF.

I didn't take step by step pics, but here are the basics: 

{What You Need}

::1 cup oats
::1/2 cup chocolate chips 
::1/2 cup peanut butter 
::1/2 cup ground flaxseed 
::1/3 cup honey 
::1 tsp. vanilla

{What You Do}

Mix everything together, let it chill in the fridge for a half and hour.  Roll the mixture into little balls with your hands and your finished product should look something like this: 

ballz! Photo cred - Kyndra!


Enjoy!!!!

<3 BB 



8 comments

Kira said...

I totally need to try the banana and oat ones. So simple, even I could handle it!

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Cute that you made that sign for Valentine's Day!! I just started eating grassfed beef and butter and pastured pork after years of vegetarian and vegan low-fat eating, and so I have just begun to appreciate bacon again. ;) Yummy Paleo diet! Cute idea for a sign, too!

Geoff said...

First point: I've never had a "cute outfit" moment, alas.

Second point: I want those bulldog bookends in pug form!

Kayla Moothart said...

I have a similar recipe to your second one and love it! Thanks for sharing a new way that I can try it.

blsmith6 said...

they are actually salt and pepper shakers! found them in the dollars bins at Target a while back.

blsmith6 said...

it's really hard to mess that one up!

blsmith6 said...

confession, I bought it, but i think it would be quite easy to recreate

blsmith6 said...

so simple, but so yummy!