Monday, April 5, 2010

Another Manic Monday

What a great way to start my week, last night I found out I won a giveaway on my pal Cindy Elizabeth's blog for the new Hungry Girl 123 Cookbook, awesome! I had been contemplating buying this book, so this is great. I will report back on any yummy recipes I try out from here. If you haven't checked out Cindy's blog, you must. She's currently getting herself in shape through a "Couch to 5K" program and also is co-organizer of our walking group that starts next month (yes, next month is May, scary!).

This week, I tried a great new bar, and I had to share. I've tried Lara Bars in the past, and loved them, but Lara's Key Lime Pie bar, is absolutely delicious. It has a perfect flair of lime, along with a hint of coconut and of course the nuts that are mixed in for protein.
At 220 calories, the Key Lime Pie bar is a bit of a hefty snack, but it will keep you full in between lunch and dinner in my experience. The best thing about Lara Bars, is that they're all natural, you can pronounce everything on the label! For instance, their Cherry Pie bar that's currently sitting in my snack drawer has the following ingredients: Dates, Almonds and Unsweetened Cherries. They are also Gluten, Dairy and Soy free if you live by one of those diets.

Whipped up a favorite recipe last week that I have to share with you all, Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins off Spark Recipes, YUM! These are easy, and make a great breakfast on the run. At 93.5 calories per muffin, and how moist they are, I'm sold on these. I made them one night after dinner last week, it was easy, even for weeknight baking.
Pre-Oven Muffin Mix
Yummy Completed Muffins!

I forgot to mention in yesterday's post, that at my shower this weekend, everyone included a favorite recipe of theirs with their gift, score! I'm a huge fan of new recipes (if you can't tell), and I can't wait to report back to you on how they turn out. There are ones for brownies and chocolate peanut butter cookies, and also dinner items like Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken and a Fresh Tomato Pasta.

5 comments:

Amy said...

those look yummy!

Anonymous said...

Do you still have the recipe for my "Breakfast Bars"?

Alexa said...

Anonymous,

I'm not sure if I have your recipe, who are you?? And what is the recipe like?

Thanks!

Lauren said...

Girl your nails look niiiice.

Alexa said...

Thanks Old Lady! If you would have followed your other dreams (besides the whole CNP thing) and set up the Natural Nail salon, I would have gotten on a plane to be a regular customer. =)