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Healthy low fat banana bread recipe

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Here is a yummy banana bread recipe I wanted to share for all of you!

Ingredients

Combine in a large bowl:
1 c EACH whole wheat and white flour
1/2 tsp salt (I omit this)
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder

Combine separately:
2 lg very ripe bananas mashed
1/3 cup apple sauce
2 eggs
*1/2 c brown sugar or sucanat
1/2 c milk or substitute
zest of a lemon or orange (optional)
2 tsp vanilla or 1 Tbsp dark rum

Mix wet and dry until just incorporated.

Optional: Fold in approximately:
1/2 c chopped walnuts or pecans
1/3 – 1/2 c dark chocolate pieces
1/2 c chopped dates OR apricots OR any of your fave dried fruit
Sprinkle with cinnamon and stevia lightly

How to make it

Pour into a generously greased and dusted loaf pan – any smallish pan will work.
Bake at 350 for about 50 min – a toothpick inserted in center should come out clean.
Wait 10 minutes before removing from pan and placing on a rack to cool.
Enjoy ūüôā
* For sugar-free or a lower-sugar banana bread, replace the sugar with 1/3c of unsweetened fruit juice concentrate (apple, orange, white grape), agave syrup, maple syrup or honey.

This had been adapted from:http://www.grouprecipes.com/59579/healthy-banana-bread.html

There you go! Enjoy!

Live is to live and love!
E

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Sunday Night Prep and plans! Active weekend:)

Hi all!

25 days left of the challenge! After, Im going to try a different approach to the blog..more on a helping others but still sharing my life deal!

So its Sunday and I’ve been pretty active all weekend and eating well (some indulgence but not too bad). On Saturday I did Amy Dixons Tabata DVD ‘breathless body’. Wow what a workout!! Sunday I did interval training on the elliptical. My back has been sore so I did not do much weights this weekend, but nonetheless I stayed active!

Fitbit stats for today:

8284 steps taken today
23 floors climbed today
3.63 miles traveled today
1669 calories burned
554 active score

On to some Sunday prep:

1) Quinoa, spinach, broccoli, chicken in a thai sauce (slow cooker)
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2) Carrot and sweet potato soup

3) Home made protein bars:http://toneitup.com/blog.php?ToneItUpand-039-s-Homemade-Protein-Bars-27

So here is my workout plan for the week! As for the challenge I loosely follow I try to incoorporate it her and ther in my plan….:

Monday: 30 min walk pm plus Pilates
Tuesday: 40 min cardio HIIT Elliptical plus full body toning you tube video (Zuzka)
Wednesday: Jillian killer butt workout
Thursday: Surfer girl and beach booty TIU
Friday: Tabata (amy Dixon Breathless body)
In NYC sat and Sun!

Food plan for the week:

Mon: Coconut lime and chicken quinoa
Tues: Fish
Wed: Turkey little muffins (see last weeks post)
Thurs: Fajitas
Fri: on the road

I cant wait to go to NYC with my hubby this weekend:)

Okay that’s it! Hope you are all planning for the week!

Life is to live and love!

E

Good morning or afternoon! I am a little bored…

So, if you read yesterdays post I was totally craving something naughty to eat……….popso I did have some tea and some popcorn (popped in my machine) with no butter (just a little parm). Totally hit the spot:) I really recommend this as a snack. You really get used to the no butter/salt and you actually start liking the taste!

So Im feeling pretty bored now with all this time off. As most of my friends are busy today and the hubby is still away this is my plan:

1. Make some cocoa dusted almonds (from the Tone it up recipe section if you are part of the community). I will make these for my road trip tomorrow. I am a bridesmaid for an upcoming wedding and we are going to another city to go dress shopping!!

2. I will finalize my school application

3. Respond to all e-mails

4. Clean sheets and do some chores

5. Work out: So I plan on doing 40 min of elliptical (we need to do 40 min of cardio for the TIU challenge and one of their workouts found here: http://toneitup.com/blog.php?Love-Your-Body-FRI-SUN-5660), I will also complete a 15 min beach booty workout from the TIU beach babe dvd. My bum is one area I ALWAYS have to work on.

6. Watch tv LOL Im trying to dl the firt season of GRIMM which was recommended to me

7. Put away the xmas decorations:( BOOOOO

Im glad the weekend is packed as I am feeling a little confined to my home.

SO far for eats I have had an English muffin for breaky (no pics) and one protein cookie and an apple as a snack. I will check in fully with my stats at the end of the day!

What do you guys do when you are bored???

Live is to live and love!

E

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