Relaxing… what’s that?

19 Aug

This is the first weekend, possibly since we’ve moved back to the states, that I haven’t had anywhere to be and it’s been great! I got the house cleaned (new puppy likes to leave food trails around the living room) and even made some protein bars and chicken for the upcoming week. All that’s missing is hubby but he should get back from this trip sometime early this week!

My cardio lately has been taking Maia (the new puppy) out for lots of walks. She’s a Cane Corso (an Italian Mastiff) and is only 1 year old so is basically a 70 lb ball of energy. Which is great because it means I’m walking at least an hour total everyday and having to use some core etc. since we’re still training her to stop pulling on the leash when she gets excited. The down-side is with hubby gone, it’s been harder to get her all her exercise and get my gym time in but I’ve been getting in home workouts so I haven’t lost out too much. Plus she’s adorable 😉

ImageToday I made Carrot Cake Protein Bars, based off Jamie Eason’s Recipe but with a few modifications.

You’ll need:

  • 8 oz Carrot baby-food
  • 4 oz almond milk
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 2 scoops Vanilla whey protein
  • 1 C “clean” flour (oat, almond, etc. I use a GF blend)
  • 3/4 C Stevia, Splenda, or Truvia
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt

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  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Mix together flour, protein, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, and salt
  3. Add in almond milk, baby food, egg whites and then Truvia (or substitute)
  4. Spray baking pan with canola oil spray and pour in batter
  5. Bake 25-30 min
  6. Enjoy!
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Jamie Eason’s Image from Bodybuilding.com

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6 Responses to “Relaxing… what’s that?”

  1. losing50laps August 19, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    Yummy. Dogs are good for making sure we stay active…even when we want to sit around. 😉

    • fitandbusy August 20, 2013 at 9:10 am #

      She def. doesn’t leave the sit around option!

  2. leannenalani August 20, 2013 at 2:33 am #

    Maia’s a cute dog! She sure looks like she has a lot of energy like you said.

  3. inari September 2, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    What a lovely dog you have, she looks like a great workout buddy. Also the protein bars look so yummy 🙂

    • fitandbusy September 17, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

      Thanks! She def. makes sure I don’t just sit around! I brought the bars to work and everyone loved them 🙂

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