Triple Layered

Holy Cow it is hot out there!  I actually had to turn on the AC otherwise there is no way we could get to sleep.  It was 90!  I went for a walk during lunch and I was trying not to sweat through my clothes.  Gross I know!

At least my lunch was refreshing!

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Salad of organic mixed baby greens, wheat berries, carrots and maters topped with some luscious lemon hummus.  I reallllllly like this hummus!

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Plus a huge grapefruit that was extremely messy!

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For my afternoon pick me up I went with some protein.

Chobani pineapple.  Hands down the best yogurt flavor I have ever eaten.

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Mirrored!

When I got home I watered the plants that had endured the hot sun, fed sissy and cleaned up the kitchen.  I wanted it to get a little cooler before my run, but that wasn’t happening.

I ended up heading out in the heat anyway and boy was it a hard run.  I wanted water so badly when I got home!  I think I am up to six glasses at this point.  I did a nice 4miler again and my knee felt great!  No pain whatsoever!

I came home did some foam rolling and core before hitting the showers and starting on dinner.

Nick was going to trivia tonight so I was able to make something I have been wanting to try for a long time!

Sweet potato with baked beans and Ashley’s salt and vinegar kale chips.

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Man I love baked beans!

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I also loved how vinegary these chips got!  I was going to use some ketchup but instead I used them to soak up the extra baked bean juice, yum!

Then it was time for me to get baking!  I haven’t made bars in a really long time and this idea came to me today.  What if I combined 3 bars that I had been eyeing online????

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Ashley’s Graham Crackers + Allie’s Figgy Bars + Kelsey’s granola bars

Layer style!

First off I 1/2ed everything.

Bottom Layer = Graham Cracker

  • 3/4 cup WW flour
  • 1/6 cup sugar
  • cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 1 tbs applesauce
  • 1 tbs molasses
  • vanilla
  • 1/8 cup whole grain milk
  1. Mix dry and make well.
  2. Mix wet and pour into well.
  3. mix together into a ball and roll out into pan.

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Middle Layer = Figgy Bar

  • 6oz figs
  • 4 ct dates
  • small handful almonds
  • 1 tbs water
  • squirt honey
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • ginger
  1. Mix everything in food processor.
  2. Layer on top of graham crackers.

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Top Layer = Oat Bar

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill muesli
  • 1 tbs ground flax
  • ~ 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • vanilla
  • 3/4 cup whole grain drink
  • 1 eggs worth of whites
  • pumpkin seeds
  • chia seeds

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So how did they taste?

016 Figgy!  Which was great because I really enjoy figs, but it was border line too much.  I also think the graham got a little over powered by all of the other flavors going on.  I think I could make a kick butt fig newton re-make by doing a graham-fig-graham combo.  Also I think I would stick to 100% rolled oats.  All of the other fruit ie raisins and dates were a little too much, maybe the reason I think the fig layer was too much even.

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Nonetheless I think they were a great success for a first stab, and now I finally have a good afternoon snack before runs!

018 Now it is time for me to crawl into bed.  I am pooped!  I can’t believe it is going to be 90 again tomorrow then 60 on Thursday!

Night Night!

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