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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A (sort of ) new schedule and peanut butter balls. :)

Today the kids were all back in school, so instead of leaving for the gym at 7 like I typically do on Tuesdays, I didn't leave until about 7:45.  That meant I only had about 20 minutes to fit in some strength training before it was time to go to spin class.  I still got in a decent amount of weights, especially since today's focus was on biceps and chest.  It's easy to do a bunch of dumbbell curls, chest flies and bench presses in sets of reps, right?

Not a whole lot else to report today.  After the gym, I made (another) stop at Wal-Mart, then came home and tried to maximize my time left before the kids came home.  I roasted and pureed a bunch of summer squash to put in the freezer, I made a homemade chicken and vegetable soup, filled with tons of clean and healthy carbs - broccoli, kale, corn fresh from the cob, red and green lentils, brown rice, sweet potato cut into cubes, carrots and garlic, and ground some wheat to make pizza crust for dinner.  I also made some of my new favorite thing: these yummy, easy and healthy little balls of goodness!

I basically made the recipe up by starting with the dry ingredients and then adding the honey and peanut butter until I got the right consistency.  I put one cup of the oats, 1 scoop of the protein powder and about 1/4 cup of the milled flax seed in a mixing bowl.  Combine them together then add about 1/2 - 3/4 cup peanut butter and 1/4 - 1/2 cup honey, starting with the lesser amount and gradually adding more until it starts to form into a dough-like consistency.  Scoop it out by the spoonful and press into bite-size balls, then refrigerate.  Makes approximately 12 balls.  Perfect little balls of energy! :)


  1. Did you seriously just say you ground wheat for dinner? I have no idea how to even begin doing something like that! Those little balls sound tasty, yum!

    1. You crack me up! I have an electric wheat grinder, I buy whole wheat kernels in bulk (at Wal-Mart or Costco) and just grind using my machine. Voila - fresh whole wheat flour! Bakes very nicely.


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