by Sheri on September 7, 2012

Yeah…I was tried and a little bit lazy and did not put up a post last night.  After supper I went out by myself to run a few errands and got back late.  So this update is a day late!

With my new schedule since Jaxin is back to school I am now up early every morning to get my workouts done.  Today is was intervals.


I was kind of tried so I decided to do the Pyramid Video from Intervals for Busy Moms.  I like this workout…it gives you a good sweat and makes you work hard!  Love it!


My breakfast this morning was awesome and oh so easy!  The night before I prepped and started a batch of Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oats.  I found the recipe via Pinterest another obsession of mine!

I changed the recipe slightly by omitting the butter, using Almond Milk, maple syrup as the sweetener and adding more cinnamon! YUM!



  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped)
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or more if you like cinnamon)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional garnishes: chopped nuts, raisins, maple syrup, additional milk or butter


Coat inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients (except optional toppings) to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for approx. 7 hours (slow cooker times can vary). Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired. Store leftovers in refrigerator. Freezes well.
To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup fat-free milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot.
Recipe can be doubled in 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Increase cooking time 1 hour.
Nutritional Info (per 3/4 cup serving): 149 calories, 3.6g fat, 27.3g carbs, 3.9g fiber, 4.9g protein


Everything in the crockpot and already smelling delicious!


I have a great crockpot!  I set it to cook for 7 hours and them it goes to the warm setting.  So I woke up to wonderful warm and fully cooked and creamy oats!


I topped my oats with some walnuts, splash of more almond milk and a sprinkle more cinnamon.  YUM!


Once I dropped Jaxin off at school Zaxari and I did a little bit of running around.  While we were out I snacked on some Turkey Jerky and a bunch of grapes that I packed into my purse.

After I picked up Jaxin we got home and had lunch I fed the boys first and them made myself a salad.


My salad included some protein I picked up at Walmart….Turkey Breast strips.


I sautéed them in a pan with a little coconut oil and seasoning.


I put about 4 oz of the turkey breast on a pile of greens with grape tomatoes, orange pepper, broccoli and cucumber.


I made a dressing by taking a tablespoon or so of Spicy Hummus and thinning it out with water.


Filling and satisfying.

In the afternoon I puttered around the house and got a few things done. Put Zaxari down for a nap and coloured with Jaxin for a bit.

Then it was time for a snack.


I had a GREEN Smoothie of course!  I needed a pick me up without having a cup of coffee!


Spinach Berry Booster

~ 1/2 to 1 cup of cooked spinach
~ 1/2 cup of pure orange juice
~ 1/2 cup of Plain Coconut Water
~ 1/2 a small frozen banana
~ 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
~ 1 scoop of Prograde Vanilla Protein Powder
~ a squeeze of fresh lime juice

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend for about 45 seconds until everything is fully incorporated and smooth.

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!


Super green and super yummy!


For supper I decided to make a recipe that I saw a while ago on a blog that I read often.  Oh She Glows.  Angela has a great blog and LOTS of great recipes and beautiful pictures that put mine to shame.  She is also vegan.  Once in a while I like to make a meatless dish for the family.

So I made her Easy Tomato Basil Cream Pasta.  Check out the link for the recipe.  It is very easy and super quick and tastes delicious…even the hubby liked it!


The sauce is made up of fresh tomatoes, cashews, tomato paste and sautéed garlic.  Super healthy and so good!


The sauce is very creamy but it gets better by adding a good helping of fresh basil! 

Now Angela just might die but I put my sauce on spaghetti squash while the boys hard theirs with pasta as they do not like squash but it was still supper duper yummy!


It was not very photogenic but I promise you it tasted very, very good!  I did try a spoon full of it with the pasta and I have to say that is was a little better so next time I make this it will be a special meal for me!

Now the recipe only called for a tablespoon of tomato paste so what do you do with the rest of the can??


Well I scoop it out and put it into an ice cube tray and freeze it. 


Them I pop them out and store them in a freezer bag in the freezer. Next time I need tomato paste I will just thaw one out to use it or just pop a frozen one into chili or tomato sauce.



On track = about 3 liters plus a few glasses of green tea through out the day as well.


I had a hankering and my tummy needed something before bed.  So I made a small bowl of greek yogurt mixed with a few thawed frozen berries and topped with a sprinkle of Hemp Granola.


It hit the spot! I also had an herbal chamomile tea…my sleepy tea!

Another day bites the dust!

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