I hope you all had a great day, whatever way you spent it. Here is a full recap of the happenings at my homestead this fine day.
The Easter Bunny left a bunch of goodies for D. Here is his loot just waiting to be discovered.
I hit the pavement early this morning while my guys slept. Before heading out I had 1/2 an Enjoy Life gluten free bar. It was frosty – you can kind of see a little of the evidence on my hat. I did a nice 9 miler and made it back even before the boys were awake.
Breakfast was a different concoction this morning. I soaked 3/4 cup oatmeal with water overnight, then in the morning I added a tablespoon of chia seeds. While I showered I let the seeds soak up the remaining liquid. I warmed up that mix on the microwave for a few minutes, then added a banana and some unsweetened coconut.
I finally bought a container of NutriBiotic Rice Protein powder. I was waiting for Whole Foods to get more of the Vanilla flavor but they have been out for weeks now. I just opted for the Chocolate because the Very Berry was just not appealing to me. I mixed 2 cup unsweetened rice milk with a scoop of protein powder and mixed it in the Vita-Mix. I added a few ice cubes to the blender at the end for a super chilly drink.
I also made some Raw Donut Holes. After seeing Abbie make these, I knew that I needed to make a batch. I did not add the dried pineapple but they still came out delicious. I shared some with my sissy today and she thought they were great. I had one for a snack with my protein drink this morning.
I also made Crispy Peanut Butter Balls. I have been wanting to make something gluten free with brown rice syrup and this is the recipe that I came up with.
I mixed 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup organic brown rice syrup, 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp cinnamon in a glass bowl. I set the bowl over a pot of boiling water to let the mixture become warm and soft enough to stir. Once the desired consistency was reached I added 2 cups Crispy Brown Rice Cereal and 1/2 a cup Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips. I rolled the mixture into small balls and set them on a parchment lined baking sheet. I placed the finished product in the freezer for a few minutes. I am storing them in the fridge along with the donut holes. I now have a nice stash of gluten free goodies.
I packed a lunch to take to my Nana’s house but D ended up needed to have lunch at 11:30 (Nana’s lunch was at 1:00). I ended up feeding my guys at our house and eating mine at that time too. I was starving and it was already past noon time by the time I managed to eat.
I had a salad – lettuce, cabbage slaw, zucchini, 1 hard boiled egg + 1 hard boiled egg white and red & green salsa. I also had Rice Crisps and plain Greek yogurt.
I ended with 2 Crispy Peanut Butter Balls. These things are delicious – Charlie and my sis agreed that they are yummy.
We went to Nana’s house for a visit. I got to see my sis and her kiddos. D and Rocco spent the entire time playing Star Wars – those 2 are inseparable. I packed a Chocolate Coconut Larabar and ate that as my afternoon snack.
We made it home around 5 o’clock – time to make dinner. I made another delicious salad – lettuce, pumpkin, cottage cheese and a chopped apple. With my salad I had 2 rice cakes topped with a slice of provolone cheese. I put them under the broiler in my toaster oven – they got a little over done but actually didn’t taste it at all. I had 3 more Crispy PB Balls for dessert – yes, they are seriously that good.
So my little man was super excited about his Easter goodies. He had fun with some new stickers this afternoon. He also wanted to wear a new Star Wars t-shirt.
He even likes the new air planes.
He looks so sweet here.
And just one more because I think he is just such a handsome little guy.
It is definitely time to call it a night. Enjoy your evening. See you tomorrow.