Posts tagged ‘bike’

July 8, 2011

1 week of NJ

Well, my laying out didn’t go as planned… It wasn’t very sunny 😦 Whomp Whomp.

But I still had a nice view!

I snacked on lunch while laying out. Tuna mixed with greek yogurt and old bay, a fuji apple and 100 calorie pack of brownies for my sweet tooth teeth.

I haven’t been feeling well so I came home and took a nap after a 4 mile bike ride. Adam texted me he was on his way home from work so I figured I should act like I did something worthy today and made the bed and prepped dinner.

Turkey Sloppy Joes (99% fat free turkey, 1/2 white onion diced, favorite bbq sauce), sweet potato fries and some cucumber slices. The only thing that could’ve made this more summer like would’ve been a glass of lemonade and some watermelon for dessert.

Silly me, we all know I don’t count fruit as dessert! We enjoyed our respective ice creams while watching Grown Ups…Which I thought was hilarious 🙂

Favorite Friday

I’ve made it an entire week of living in Jersey! Yes, we’ve had a couple of hang-ups, spent a million dollars on this move and I’ve driven endless miles only to make a u-turn because there are no left turns but all in all it’s been a great week. Here are some of my favorite things about living in Jersey!

1.) The obvious.

Waking up to this face everyday.

2.) The city is a square mile so everything is in walking/bike riding distance. I rarely have to use my car!

3. My morning runs look like this

4. I’ve found lots of free workouts outside! Yoga, Belly-dancing, Hip-Hop classes and Kickboxing.

5. There are SO many good restaurants around here!

6. I’m a hop, skip and jump away from this fancy event

7. The beach is only an hour away

Speaking of the Jersey Shore… Were headed there early in the morning so I’ve gotta get some sleep! Will you still love me if I come back looking like this?

That’s OK… I wouldn’t either.

Enjoy your weekend!

QUESTIONS: What’s your favorite thing about the city you live in?

July 6, 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Blondies

So i figured out what I wanted to make with those bananas from this morning… I actually had 6 that needed to be used so I froze 4 of them for future banana soft serves/smoothies and used the other 2 for Banana Chocolate Chip Blondies! More on that in a second…

I went on an hour-long bike ride around Hoboken and acted all touristy…

Look ma! No hands!! I took this while riding. So talented.

2 things I noticed on my bike ride. 1.) The leaves are falling off the trees and turning colors. Um, summer just got here…Don’t even think about coming early Fall.

2.) Free movies on Tuesday nights under the stars! How romantic 🙂

I bet you Adam can’t wait to see Tangled 😉

I came back and made myself a quick lunch so I could get started on my blondies!

Spicy “chicken” on sandwich thin with pickles, lettuce and buffalo sauce.

Also a side of activia yogurt with a drizzle of sugar-free chocolate syrup, strawberries and a handful of cereal.

In case you haven’t noticed I can’t get enough chocolate, fruit, cereal, pickles and buffalo sauce. Weird cravings.

Anyways… Onto those blondies. If you like banana desserts I suggest you make these because they have a strong banana flavor! They’re also healthified

Banana Chocolate Chip Blondies (Makes 16)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour (I used all-purpose white but I think I would do 1/2 whole wheat next time)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter ( I used earth balance – make sure it’s softened)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Beat butter and brown sugar

  • Add the bananas, vanilla, salt and chocolate chips.

  • Beat until batter looks runny

  • Add flour and mix with hand spoon until batter forms
  • Test out batter 😉
(excuse my greasy hair and my open cabinet -i have a bad habit of leaving them all open!)
  • Spray 8×8 pan with olive oil cooking spray and add batter

  • Bake for 35 minutes until edges are brown and the middle is set
  • Let cool for 10 minutes and slice into 16 squares.

These hit the spot and were a nice change from making the normal banana bread with my overly ripe bananas!

I have training tonight for a promotional modeling gig with Absolut so I’ve prepped Adam’s dinner but will grab something quick to take with me on the go. Perhaps another blondie? 😉 What? They’re healthy!

QUESTIONS: Do you have any habits of leaving drawers/cabinets open in the kitchen?