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Weekend Wrap-Up (Good Eats, Fitness, And a Last Minute Date Night)

Hi there, everyone! I’m sad that another weekend is coming to an end, but happy that I am a little closer to spring break. Yay teacher perks!!

How was your weekend?! Ours was very nice. Here’s my recap!

FRIDAY NIGHT:

After work, I came home and watched some T.V. until my hubs got off of work. For dinner, I made turkey meatloaf and coconut oil fried plantain! It was delicious!!

I cleaned up, then we watched Master Chef Jr. until bed.

SATURDAY:

I slept in and it felt SO good. I made a pot of coffee and my healthy chocolate peanut butter cookies. They are easy and tasty! If you want the recipe, here’s the link to my original post for them: https://caffeinatedcarly.com/2017/05/10/healthy-chocolate-peanut-butter-cookie-cups/

My husband and I hung out a while until I decided to fold the laundry and start some house cleaning. I took a break to head to the gym for a video cycle class. The concept is really cool! There is a big screen next to the instructor that plays music videos and motivating clips.

Afterwards, I had a quick lunch at home before getting back to deep cleaning the house! I love a clean home!!

While I was cleaning, my husband was working on house projects and paint touch ups. We were productive!

I also made healthified banana bread. SO. GOOD.

By the time we were done, I took a shower and got in my sweats. My husband decided (last minute) to take me to dinner and a movie. I threw some makeup on and off we went.

We had dinner at Piada! I had a huge salad bowl. It was really tasty!

After dinner, we saw Black Panther and it did not disappoint!

We got home late and went straight to bed.

SUNDAY:

I felt a little off when I woke up due to daylight savings time. I had coffee and breakfast and relaxed until my husband woke up.

I ran some errands (dollar tree and grocery store). When I got home, I put the groceries away and started looking at some schooling options.

Early evening, I took a yoga class at my gym! I’m so glad I went because it felt amazing!

When I got home, my husband grilled us burgers (mine was a spinach burger) to go along with air fried sweet potato fries! YUM!!

After we ate, I cleaned up the mess we made. Now we are relaxing on the couch!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

With love,

Carly

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Almond Butter And Chocolate Banana Bread

Hi friends!! Happy Saturday to you! I hope it has been great. We have been doing house work most of the day, but I managed to sneak in a stair workout  (in the 80 degree heat), a short nap, and a few episodes of Fixer Upper. 

Today for lunch, I made a salad with some leftovers and it turned out really tasty! I enjoyed it with a slice of toasted 15 grain bread with butter and garlic salt.

In the salad: mixed greens, leftover grilled chicken, carrots, leftover pasta salad, shredded cheese, and Greek yogurt ranch dressing (Boathouse Farms). YUM!!

A little later, I noticed that I had some bananas that were browning and needed to be used up! I love banana bread, so I tweaked a recipe found online. I was very pleased with the taste of these!! They will get eaten quickly around here. 

 INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 2 TBSP of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of baking powder 
  • 2 tsp of cocoa powder 
  • 1 egg 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup of almond butter 
  • 2 heaping TBSP of white whole wheat flour
  • Handful of dark chocolate chips 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a medium sized bowl
  • Pour batter into round, greased pan (or pan of choice, 8×8)
  • Bake for 20 minutes 
  • Remove and let cool 
  • Slice into triangles 
  • Enjoy!! 

These would be awesome with drizzled almond butter on top, or some nuts added in it! I hope you guys enjoy!! Have a great rest of your weekend! 

With love, 

Carly