The muffin I ate at my favorite bakery this morning in my pre-coffee haze was definitely a violation, though. But now I'm aware.
Mostly, I want to see how hard it'll be to avoid processed stuff. Most people who know how I eat know that I generally eat healthy with little junkfood, but I sometimes let it sneak in when I'm bombarded by stuff at school. I want to see how much I let that stuff sneak into my diet--probably a little more than I realized, given the muffin I ate this morning--and how difficult it might be to prepare and cook food for myself while maintaining a crazy-busy schedule (luckily, Lance is a HUGE help with dinner cooking).
I also plan to blog through it and share recipes, so here's my first as a replacement for my morning granola bars: Banana Oatmeal Bars!
Banana Oatmeal Bars
(adapted slightly from freisencold.com)
- 2 large or 3 medium ripe bananas
- 1-3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped dried dates
- 1/4 cup flax seed
- 1/4 cup walnuts
In a bowl, mash the banana. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir. Press the batter into into a lightly greased 9x9 pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Cut up and eat!