Balance

As I’ve been working on my meal prepping I’ve realized that simply making one meal for the week isn’t quite enough to be the change that I wanted to see from this project. While I made a big batch of curry this week I also had copious amounts of peanut butter toast, got a treat from biblio, bought myself an ice cream and succeeded in still making popcorn with butter for my night time snack. While these things are not bad what so ever, and I am not a person who will ever fully restrict myself I think it would be really neat to see how much self control I can muster when it comes to these daily delicacies.

It’s so difficult as a young women to try and lead a happy healthy life without comparing ones self to all of the social influences that surround us in our lives. You read so many fad diets and and secret tips to become the skinny beautiful people that we all want. It take’s a lot to try and take a step back and to realize that someone else’s beauty does not take away your own. We have all done this and continue to do this with altering our lifestyles in way’s that are less progressive. These lifestyle tips are not not meant to be a way to “restrict calories”etc but a way to feel healthier, gain energy and save money.

Everything in moderation is a such a powerful concept. One should not cut off things from their live’s but simply choose to balance them in way’s that they can be enjoyed in the right moments without guilt. As I continue on with my recipe creations I am also going to create some guide lines for myself when it comes to the unneeded unhealthy expenses. So I am going to make one goal a week that I will follow and then carry onto the next week and follow along with the new goal for that week

  1. No more biblio cafe treats, instead I will create a homemade banana bread recipe that will allow me to take the treats to school
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. To a large bowl, add white whole wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir together and set aside.
  4. To a medium bowl, add mashed bananas, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and 2 eggs. Whisk together until the wet ingredients are smooth.
  5. Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients. Using a spatula stir all the ingredients together.
  6. Pour the banana bread mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Smooth out to make sure the batter is even.
  7. Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes. Until it passes the toothpick test and comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before devouring!