Ok. So I know it’s October, and you guys are probably busy stuffing your bellies with pumpkin and sweet potatoes. I am with you! How delightfully yummy have the sweet potatoes been lately? I consume them all throughout the year, but the flavor certainly is far superior during this season.
I’ve been roasting them in almond oil tossed with copious amount of cinnamon (I don’t hold back here) at 400 for about 30 minutes, and I have myself a quick pick-me-up that never disappoints. Great anytime of the day! I usually like to roast them on Sunday and refrigerate for up to 3 days so I can pack it for my lunch during the school week. Since my classes are each 3 hours long, I def need a snack halfway through…preferably ones that won’t disrupt the whole class when I munch on them as I’m not a delicate eater. Ok, I’m spending wayyy too much time talking about them. Moving right along…
However, as the weather here in Texas still suggests summer, I’m not quite done consuming my fair share of peaches and light, summery foods. Therefore, I made this earlier last week….
Although I like to tweak recipes to put my spin and flare into them, this recipe by Ellie Krieger is perfect just the way it is! Why mess with perfection, right? The only thing I did differently was add spinach and tomatoes for some extra freshness!
And since this recipe is quite light and healthy, you can afford to splurge a little… Golden Grahams S’mores Bar anyone?
Adapted from Betty Crocker’s Recipe
- 4 Tbs butter
- 1 (1o oz) bag of miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate and peanut butter chips (or can use all semi-sweet) + 1/2 cup for topping
- 6 cups Graham Cracker cereal
Melt butter in a large non-stick pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add cereal. Stir until coated. Mix in 1 cup of chocolate and peanut butter chips. Spread treats into sprayed 9 by 9 baking pan. Press into pan and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of chips on top of the treats. Lightly press them into top of the treats. Place in the refrigeratior for at least 30 minutes.
Now that I’ve shared with you my scrumptious eats, I’m going to get right into sharing with you my fitness plan for this month. As you know, I’ve had to make drastic changes to my fitness routine due to my experience with hypothalamic amenorrhea. It was the best decision I’ve ever made for my body as I’ve had my cycle for the past 2 months. I’m definitely going to continue down this path of engaging in low-intensity workouts. Although I’ve been doing yoga at my gym, as of this month, I’m saying adios to my gym membership.
That’s why I was thrilled when I heard of Courtney’s October yoga challenge!
Although I’ve been doing some circuits on my own, especially ones by Natalie, this challenge will be a great way to keep myself accountable as well as to find encouragement and motivation from others! Sounds like a win-win to me! Who knows? Perhaps I will start diggin at home workouts! Sure will save a lot of money and time in the end ;). I’m excited to get started! I’ve got my mat..my laptop, my sidekick…Let’s do this! Namaste…
– Do you like working out at home?
– What yoga DVDs or youtube workouts do you love?