Hi guys! Popping in with some food and fitness highlights from the past few days. Let’s start with food – specifically BBQ!
Matt, Riese, our friend Shane, and I hit up Rockland’s BBQ on Saturday for a (super) early dinner and it was delicious. Besides the BBQ and baked beans, I really love their vinegar-y cucumber salad – super tangy! Next time I’m there I’m going to ask how they make it so I can recreate it at home and share it with you guys. 🙂
It was nice out on Saturday so before getting the BBQ, we played some tennis! We wanted to do something outdoorsy and so did our friend Shane, but Matt and I weren’t really feeling a hike since we just went hiking on Friday for my birthday. So, tennis it was! It worked out well because there are some courts right by a playground, so one of us hung out with Riese at the playground while the other person played tennis with Shane, and then we swapped. 🙂 We had to wait ages for a court because other people had the same idea, but it was a nice day so it was all good!
Love this little nugget so much. 🙂 And yes, that’s dirt on her chin – she kept crawling off the blanket and trying to stuff grass and/or dirt into her mouth.
As for Sunday, it was rainy alllllllll day – bummer! I went off to a yoga class – good day for some cozy indoor fitness.
I took advantage of afternoon naptime that day and threw together some peanut butter oatmeal bars to snack on this week.
I was going to make balls, but I was too lazy to shape them into balls, so I just put it into a pie dish and figure I will cut out bars as needed. 🙂 If you want to make them, here’s the combination I did:
- 2.5 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups smooth peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 3/4 cup dried fruit
- pinch of salt
If you want more no bake snack ideas, here are a few faves from the archives:
- 5-Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars (vegan, gluten free)
- Chocolate Coconut Almond Balls (vegan, gluten free)
- Savory Curry No Bake Granola Bars (gluten free)
- Savory No Bake Honey Mustard Granola Bars (gluten free)
For dinner Sunday we roasted some asparagus that needed to be used, and picked up a rotisserie chicken, rice, and beans to go with it. Yummy! Riese LOVES chicken so she was really pumped about this. It was nice to have dinner all together – on weeknights we aren’t done with work in time to all have dinner together, which is a bummer.
Leftover birthday tart for dessert once Riese went to bed. 🙂
I’m working on a baby/postpartum update post for Thursday – Riese is 10 months old now, ahhh! – if you have any specific questions/topics you want me to discuss, please let me know! 🙂
Have a great day guys!