Monday, January 24, 2011

A Fun Weekend and Some Recipes to Share

It's hard being a 3 year old!
My husband took the 2 oldest boys skiing on Saturday and he sent me this picture from the slopes. This was at lunch time. I guess James was skiing hard and needed to take a break!

Sunday the boys had their ice skating lessons. Afterward, I decided to make some homemade banana soft serve. This was a recipe I found on a website called Choosing Raw. The title of the post is called, "This Post Will Change Your Life". This really isn't even a recipe because you only need one ingredient...frozen bananas! other ingredients are optional. I did add a little bit of almond milk because it wasn't getting creamy at first, but once I did that it immediately got thick and creamy. Charlie wanted me to add some chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, both of which I added and it turned out great.
The boys love it. Seriously, this is so easy and so yummy that I'm going to be making it all the time. The possibilities are endless as far as add-ins go. You could add berries, peanut butter, cocoa powder...anything you want. Go and read about it HERE.

One of my goals for the year is to start eating healthier. I don't think that we do that bad of a job so far, but I'd like to incorporate more raw foods into our diet, especially vegetables and reduce the amount of white flour and sugar that we consume. I made a trip to Wegmans last night and got a lot of good things. I'm going to be making some Zesty Black Bean & Corn Salad tonight. I've made it before lots of times and it's really good. I thought it would be something easy for me to make and take to work this week. This is one of my favorite healthy recipes to make, I love all of the fresh ingredients, especially the cilantro. Here's the recipe I'll be using.

What is one of your favorite tasty and healthy recipes?


Big Daddy Diesel said...

Poor little guy, all worn out

THanks for the black bean recipe, I just bought a case of blackbeans at costco, this will help me get rid of some it it

misszippy said...

That picture brings me back! My daughter went skiing for the first time at about 3 also...she fell asleep on the chair lift!

Those recipes sound great. Gonna check them out!

3LittleMonkeys said...

I'm sure my boys would love that too! And I love cilantro! I add it to most of our meals :)

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

Dang, skiing is TIRING!!! Poor lil' one! I LOVE banana soft serve...I will be adding chocolate chips next time. Yay for eating healthier. I love me a big ol salad with every veggie possible. have a fun bike ride tonight!

Teamarcia said...

I am all over that banana soft serve! Yum!
Surprised I didn't run into BDD in the black bean aisle. :0

Adrienne said...

That is one tired skier! Cute. That banana recipe looks pretty sweet I think I'll try it and I've tried a version of the black bean salad before. Hope you like it.

LauraElaine said...

Running to put the bananas in the freezer right now......

Molly said...

omg, my BFF makes that banana thing! So good!

where do you live that you have Wegmans?! I thought that was mostly a NY/NJ thing. That's the only place I shop.

and I just read your son's birgh story...CRAZY!

Julie said...

Your little man is so darn cute! Skiing is hard work and takes so much out of the little ones. My little boy is also doing ice skating lessons...perhaps hockey is just around the corner.

Mmm, your recipe looks amazing...I love bananas!