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I am a small town girl living the big city life with my superhero hubby and our superhero- in-training son! I love Jesus and junior mints and have a secret addiction to Neil Diamond and Cat Steven's music. I love a good theme party, the smell of pretty stationary, a good book and a glass of ice tea with an orange slice in it. I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Toddle Waddle Tuesday

We went on a hike this morning at a nature preserve about 25 minutes away.  Did you know a toddler's definition of hiking is different than our own?  W's idea of a good hike is climbing up or down any set of stairs (located inside the museum) or hills by himself, sitting in a dried up water drain while digging for rolly pollies and demanding to be carried the rest of the way around the trails.  It's true.  That's why the only pictures of him you will see are either chasing butterflies or eating a snack because it's impossible to carry my backpack with snacks and water bottles with 27 pounds of toddler and snap a photo.  I guarantee you it wouldn't be a happy photo anyway. But here are some sweet ones of my boy today having fun in nature.

The boy and his fruit loops, one of his favorite snacks.

Chasing butterflies.

After putting him down for his nap (following a debacle of a swimming episode in our backyard) I was worn out so I snoozed for 15 minutes and then I needed a boost before doing a cardio workout. One of my friends sent me this little recipe and it was so good y'all. Just what I needed before I got my sweat on while looking ridiculous dancing around my living room.  Although, doing a workout in my living room allowed me to see all the hidden snacks the boy is hoarding like a squirrel for winter. *sigh*

Hope you try this and enjoy!

Protein Bites
2 T. protein powder
2 T. almond butter (or any nut butter but I used my PB2 for this to cut down on the fat)
2 T. shredded unsweetened coconut
1 T. maple syrup (or honey)
pinch of salt and cinnamon
Pulse ingredients in food processor until well incorporated. the mixture will start to clump together. roll into 4 balls OR you can add a little bit more water and turn it into a yummy dip like I did! It was fabulous with fresh strawberries.

1 comment:

  1. i love these! last time i made them i used dry, bottom-of-the-jar almond butter so they were powdery so i just had to eat it with a spoon. i never even thought of adding water. if you get them to the consistency where you roll them into balls, they taste just like cookie dough. so so good!