Three things about this morning’s treadmill run:
1. I always get mad at myself when I forget to charge my wireless headphones and have to use my backup pair of headphones. Whenever I use the headphones with cords my necklace gets all tangled up as I am running. Why don’t I just take off my necklace while I run? Because that would take way too much effort to take it off and put it back on each day.
2. The music video of the day was Centuries by Fall Out Boy. Love that song.
3. Finished with 8 miles at a 8:07 pace but there was also 2 breaks thrown in there. It happens. Sometimes I just need a little breather and to stop and stretch.
On Christmas morning the whole family is coming over to my house for breakfast. One of my favorite things is to have people over and to feed them. It will be the perfect way to start Christmas.
From our group text… I just want to make sure everyone comes over hungry.
I wanted to make sure that we have plenty of healthy options at my breakfast including some yogurt parfaits, loads of fruit and this banana bread. My dad is also allergic to eggs so I am making this bread especially for him:)
-1/2 cup Stonyfield Organic Lowfat Plain Yogurt
-3 extra ripe bananas
-1/8 cup applesauce (or an egg if you want:)
-1.5 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 cup old-fashioned oats
-1 cup whole-wheat flour
-3/4 cup cup all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 (or more if you prefer happiness;) cup milk chocolate chips. You could also use blueberries instead!
Spray a bread pan and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together Stonyfield Organic Lowfat Plain Yogurt, applesauce, brown sugar, bananas and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine the oats, flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add it all together, mix in the chocolate chips and put it in your bread pan. Bake for 50-60ish minutes and enjoy! Try to eat it when it is warm because warm bread is the best type of bread. Also, this will turn out a tiny bit gooey on the inside (that is how I like it:) which is fine because there are no eggs.
Brooke was my taste tester and she approves!!!
This recipe/post is part of my Stonyfield Ambassadorship!
We also got to work on another very intense recipe.
The reindeer need fuel too.
All of that pulling a sled around the world requires some serious carbs.
1. Fill a bowl up with some oats and let the kiddo(s) go to town on adding whatever sprinkles they want.
2. Let them mix it and make as big of a mess as possible.
3. Take a picture in front of the Christmas tree.
From my Instagram:
4. On Christmas eve sprinkle some of the reindeer food on the snow (or grass) outside of your house (or if you live in an apartment like us… sprinkle it on the balcony).
The reindeer will be extremely appreciative.
I hope you are having a wonderful day!!!