Happy Friday everyone!! A LONG time ago, before I got pregnant with my 5th baby and was trying to lose weight after my 4th baby, I started doing Fit Friday posts. I tried to pick one area to focus on each Friday that I was striving for in my quest to yes, lose weight, but mostly...to get FIT! Beyond losing that baby weight I wanted to really achieve some serious fitness goals, for me that ended up with me running two half-marathons before getting pregnant with baby #5 :)
Well here we are, 2 years later and I am in the same boat again! Baby Cohen is 5 weeks old, and I am ready to get FIT again! Yes, I really want to be able to fit into my skinny jeans again, but mostly I want to be able to do the things I had pushed my body to do before that I never thought were possible. I miss feeling that strength and endurance, so I am going to get it back darn it! ;)
Is anybody else with me?? Maybe you are like me, just had a baby, and need to lose that 15-20 pounds? Because, we all gain 50 lbs when we're pregnant, right?! Humor me people! ;)
Maybe you feel great at the weight you are at, but you want to push your body to limits you never have before, whether its running, biking, or just trying something new!
Maybe while you were pregnant you let ALL of your families healthy eating habits go, and you are determined to get back on track! Again...humor me people, thats what happened at our house!
If you can relate to ANY of these things at all, Fit Friday is for YOU!!
Today I am tackling BREAKFAST!! You know...the most important meal of the day? I am SO not a breakfast lover. I pretty much have to force myself to eat, but one thing I do love is a good muffin! I mean, obviously, a HUGE Costco muffin would be my first choice, but since this is called Fit Friday I knew I needed to come up with some other options ;) My kids love muffins too, so I hoped I could find a recipe that was pretty healthy that we could all enjoy.
I found a great recipe HERE that sounded really yummy, and with a few changes we created something we really loved that we have already made twice this week...
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins
The original recipe doesn't call for strawberries, but I figured if I threw a bunch in I could cut some of the sugar...and who doesn't love the strawberry banana combo?! ;)
Here is the recipe:
2.5 C Old Fashioned Oats (not cooked)
1 C lowfat vanilla yogurt
1/2 C brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 ripe bananas
6-8 large strawberries
First up, throw everything in your blender besides your strawberries. You are going to want to chop those up and set them aside.
Once your mix is all blended up, pour into greased muffin tins (or use some super cute cupcake liners you have laying around ;)
Then grab those chopped strawberries and sprinkle them generously on top of each muffin. Doesn't that just look awesome?
Then you bake these bad boys at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, watching closely and checking with a toothpick to see if they are done. Mine cooked for exactly 15 minutes and came out perfect.
I'm telling you...these were GOOD! Plus, you have to love that they have NO flour, butter, or oil. The original recipe said they freeze great too...we ate all of ours so I haven't tried that yet :) I calculated these muffins to be a little under 130 calories each, and with the oats they are filling enough to get you through the morning!
Thanks for checking out Fit Friday today! I would love to know...what is your favorite quick, healthy go-to breakfast that you and your family love?!