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! :)