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There is nothing that satisfies my appetite after a long run than a big load of carbohydrates!
A couple of years ago, I came across a banana bread recipe from Athlete Food. It looked super easy and yummy. I wanted to make the recipe a bit healthier than it showed, I substituted some of the original ingredients for cleaner options.
click here is the original recipe.
I hope you enjoy this banana bread! My girls eat this so well! We like to warm it up in the microwave, spread a little butter over it and slap on some natural peanut butter!
Our bodies are made to run like a well oiled machine. Here is how I see it. Running is the oil that keeps the muscle lubricated and ready to work. Strength training builds the muscles to produce more power. Balance/stretch keeps our muscles limber, agile, long and lean! If you can combine all three, you are bound to have one amazing machine!!
I have put together a one month calendar that combines a running schedule with both a strength and balance program. I use Barre Blend and Chalene Extreme from Beachbody.com. They are two of my favorite programs!
I use Beachbodyondemand.com to find both programs either on my phone or computer anytime, any where. You can try it free for 14 days! ( This is not a sponsored post)
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When I was younger (high school) it was a well-known fact in my house, that "Brandi cannot cook". Cooking was my mom's and sisters' thing. I tried my hand at a few things and they all flopped. I gave up and did not think about...until I got married. I told myself "Brandi you have a husband that is counting on you to cook and provide meals, get with it".
So I did! I learned to cook. I gathered family recipes, called my mom and M-I-L for kitchen advice and cooking help, I even leaned on my sisters for help. I learned to cook and provide for our family of two.
11 years later I cook almost daily. I can follow a recipe like a boss and most nights there is a home-cooked meal ready when Grizzly gets home. I am not a chef nor do I call myself a "good" cook. I still call on my sisters and mom for cooking advice, but I can hold my own as well. My absolute favorite part about cooking is an apron. I LOVE aprons!!! I feel they make my food taste so much better. (wishful thinking) I would love to have a closet dedicated to aprons. Maybe one day!
Yesterday, I spent all day in the kitchen. I cooked a meal for a friend of mine who recently had heart surgery and is not able to move her arm for a few weeks. I also made our dinner in an instant pot!
Here are the recipes I used!
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I made this for Grizzly and my girls on Wednesday as practice. I wanted to see how it turned out before I made it for my friend. My girl's loved it! They said, "Mom, this is so good?" Yeah for the Win!
I was pleasantly surprised at how much my girls loved this baked corn. They asked for more right before dinner as their bedtime snack. That is how you know it's a good recipe!!
Instant Pot Pot Roast
Recipe and photo is from Damn Delicious
I made Pot roast in the instapot for our dinner and it was sooooo good! I put the roast in before I picked the girls up from school, and it was done when we got home from gymnastics! So easy and so yummy!
Chungah, the magician behind Damn Delicious, is amazing!
Happy cooking! Come back and leave me a comment if you made any of these!!!
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I have found a few items that Grizzly man would really like. Maybe your man will too. These items are geared toward the outdoor working man who spends a lot of his days outside.
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The bluetooth speaker Grizzly man has one very similar to this. He uses his all the time in the garage or at his shop.
Death Wish Coffee We are all about the coffee in our house. We have used this coffee before and really enjoyed it. I bought it just because the name is intense hehe!
Plan of Attack notepad Grizzly makes a To Do list every single morning. It is routine and it bothers him if he does not write things down. This note pad would be super fast to grab on the go!
Carhartt Beanie long before these became the style for anyone to wear, these were staple pieces for all farmers and outdoor men. My brothers had them growing up and Grizzly had one as well. He recently lost his, so this will definitely be in his Valentine bag.
The Official Beard Bib If your man's facial hair grows as fast as Grizzly's, then he may need this. There is a constant film of beard trimmings around Grizzly's sink. This may be the key to keeping that area cleaner a little bit longer!
The long sleeve work shirt It is hard to beat a quality long sleeve work shirt with a pocket. I do plenty of them in the laundry! Pockets are a deal breaker for Grizzly. He wants a good shirt with a pocket!
Leather iphone case with Keyboard how handy would this thing be! If your guy is on the go and uses his phone for almost everything, including a laptop, this would be a great gift.
Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard for iphone. I put this on the list because I personally have one and use it all the time! I carry it in my purse and use it to answer emails, messages and all the other things on my phone.
Peet Boot dryer has been one of the best things we have bought. Both Grizzly and I use it. He uses it to dry the inside of his boots from sweat or water. I use it to dry my running shoes! It has been worth every penny!
The Bucket Tool Organizer is such a smart invention! 5 gallon buckets have been used for years for all kinds of things. I have seen my dad and Grizzly carry a bucket full of tools and then dig through it to find what they needed. This organizer is perfect for keeping all those small tools in one place.
Happy Valentines Day!!!
Brandi Z. Moody
I am Brandi Moody and welcome to my blog! I created this little piece of internet space to share with you affordable everyday outfits plus, all things related to my hobby of running!
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