Hey friends!! Once again, I am so sorry for the lack of posting this week. Last Friday evening, this infection I have been dealing with came back full force and I was out for the count until Tuesday night! It was AWFUL!!!
I am on some new stronger antibiotics and they seem to be doing the trick. Fingers crossed this will be the last of it!
I hope you all had a nice Easter weekend. Easter is one of my favorite holidays because I just love spring, and pastel colors and ofcourse, the really meaning behind Easter. Unfortunately I didn’t get to enjoy the day (I didn’t leave my bed for almost 4 days straight), but I did get to make a couple Easter baskets for some special people. 🙂
My husband gets an Easter basket every year until we have children. 🙂 I have to have someone to make a basket for. He asked why he didn’t get a “real” basket this year… because you are 30, that’s why. 😉 A dog bowl will have to do.
I make a little basket for my brother each year too. I always try to find non-candy items to fill up the basket first then add some chocolates!
And my bestie, Rachael, got a special Easter basket this year with an engagement theme. It is filled with a bridal magazine, a wedding planning notebook, Mrs. and Mr. coozies, ring cleaner, a heart-shaped ring holder, chocolates, a card, champagne, and ring pops. I just love putting together little fun baskets to show the people I love the most how much I care about them.
A group of girls got together last night to celebrate the bride-to-be!
SO SO SO happy for this girl! She is the most giving, selfless person you will ever meet and deserves all the happiness in the world. So lucky to have a friend like her. 🙂
Although I wasn’t able to enjoy any carrot cake on Easter, I made this almond flour carrot cake into little muffins to enjoy throughout the week. They are SO good and were very easy to make! A nice little change from my protein bars/balls that I usually make/have on hand for snacking during the week. The icing is just cashews (soaked in water for at least an hour) and a little maple syrup. This snack packs a nice punch of protein with the icing and the almonds as the base!
I also made this almond butter brownie bread to take to my girls night last night! I may have been sick lately, but I sure have been baking a lot.
Since my stomach has been upset lately with this bug I am fighting, I am sticking to a lot of very bland food aka carbs. Last night I whipped up a big batch of protein pancakes to have on hand for quick meals throughout the week. I didn’t follow any particular recipe, but kind of adapted a few to make my own. I used a 1/2 cup protein powder (I use vanilla Sunwarrior), 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (add more if batter is too thick), teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and cinnamon. I greased the pan with coconut oil and got to flipping pancakes! I individually wrapped up each serving (around 3 pancakes) and it made about 9 servings. I ate my serving then threw the rest in the freezer for when I am in a pinch! I just top mine with almond butter and I am ready to go! Planning ahead is so key for me when it comes to eating healthy.
And ofcourse a post wouldn’t be complete without a doggie picture. 🙂 Riley got the last of a jar of almond butter and was pretty happy about it. 😉
Thank you so much for your patience as I try to get this sickness under control. I really appreciate all your thoughts and prayers. Hopefully by next week we will be back to normal scheduled posts!
- Highlight of your weekend?
- Tell me all about your Easter (if you celebrate!)
- Do you like carrot cake?