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Good Morning Monday.  I am off today, and maybe you are too if you are still getting show days!

Are you an A, B, Or C?  Today I am a C – which back in school would be a bad thing, but today a C is totally acceptable!

Yesterday I went to crossfit and we did a pretty fun workout, minus the part of my smashing my finger while doing tire flips….It still hurts!

WORKOUT

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I did 95# back squats for 5 sets of 5 (not our max)

I could almost do dips without the band, but I used the tiny band and worked myself up to adding 5 lbs.  My sister and I worked our triceps on Saturday not knowing we were going to do dips so my arms were already a little bit sore!  O well.

WOD:

Tire Flips: 4 sets-  I think I smashed my finger on the second set, awesome!

Side Bangers-  We basically just beat the crap out of the tire with a sledge-hammer looking thing 🙂

So my score was 7+16= 23

After crossfit I braved going to Kroger on a Sunday afternoon, bad idea…I was in a hurry and I might have run over a few people!

I got WAY MORE than what was on my grocery list, which is what I always do!   Does this happen to anyone else??

I got some important items to make a few things for the week including:

protein snacks

My Protein Power Balls

This time I only used 1 cup of oats instead of 2

4 tbsp flaxseed meal instead of 2 tbsp

Added in: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder,  1/2 cup applesauce (no sugar added),  chopped almonds (prob about 1/4 cup)

Subtracted:  Honey (I was out)

  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl

bowl

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Roll into balls…This batch made 12

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I also made another protein snack….

Jamie Eason’s Carrot Cake Protein Bars

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baby food

Ingredients:

I didn’t use the sweetener that she used.  I used 1 tbs of Stevia Blend, which has 12 grams of sugar alcohol, which isn’t bad for the whole batch!

I also only used about 1-2 oz. of water.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, whey protein, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking soda and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Mix egg whites, Sweetener, baby food carrots and water (optional) in a bowl.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
  5. Spray glass pyrex dish with non-stick butter spray.
  6. Pour ingredients into dish.
  7. Bake 20 minutes.
  8. Makes 16 squares

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So for dinner I had leftover corn casserole, a veggie salad, and one of these lovely carrot cake protein squares!

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corn casserole

For dessert I ended my night with a scoop of almond butter and a protein power ball to wash it down!

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Have a good week everyone!

Are you an A, B, Or C Today?

Have you ever made anything with baby food?  (This is a first for me)


How is everyone’s Monday going??

Here is another protein snack recipe that I think you guys will love!  Pretty quick and easy!

Prep time: About 15 min.  No baking required 🙂

Am I a fan of balls or what?

PB date balls

There are a lot of ingredients( good ones at that) in these snacks so feel free to eliminate or add anything you want!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsbp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup applesauce- no added sugar
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup crunchy flax with Chia

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Directions:

  • chop almonds and dates in food processor
  • Add in remaining ingredients

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  • Form into balls  (Mine made 19)
  • Refrigerate and enjoy!

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Nutritional info: (one ball)

  • 90 calories
  • 1.5 g fat
  • 9 g carbs
  • 1.6 g fiber
  • 3.4 g sugar
  • 6 g protein

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You can add or subtract any ingredients that you want with these protein balls, that’s why I love making them!

Give em a go and let me know how they turn out!



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