Sister Knows Best

26 Jul

So here we are folks…

SAMSUNG            My mom made me this countdown calendar almost a year ago! I can’t believe the number has dwindled down from 365 to 11! 11! Seriously… 11 days!!!


This morning I headed to the gym bright & early for the 6:00AM BodyPump class. I stayed for a quick 15 minutes on the elliptical before my growling stomach told me it was time to head home. I even made it all the way home today without a stop at DD for an iced coffee… I’m trying to break the habit.

My sister had been raving about one of her “go to” breakfasts recently… a bagel thin + peanut butter + banana + chia seeds + honey! I’d seen similar breakfasts floating around the blog world & decided to give it a try, especially since I had my new peanut butter!

Well, now I see what my sister was talking about! I toasted up a bagel thin, added pb, sliced banana, chia seeds, & a drizzle of honey… yum! And so simple, too! I enjoyed it with a mug of hot coffee for a change!

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My afternoon was spent doing a little wedding crafting, then running more errands (like dropping my engagement ring off to get “re-conditioned”!), & finally a stop at the apartment to drop off some clothing.


When I returned home, I needed an afternoon “pick me up” & decided to try out the Single Serving Peanut Butter Cookies posted on Chocolate Covered Katie today!

I followed this recipe exactly, but quickly discovered that we were out of applesauce! I know applesauce is usually the “stand in” for oil in recipes, but I figured since such a small amount was called for in the recipe (1 tsp.) I could substitute something of a similar consistency. Enter…


Snack Pack!

I remembered I had some leftover pudding from Chris’s birthday cupcakes & figured that would do. Ok, I know these probably don’t have the best nutritionals, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to get her cookie fix! 😉

I ended up getting 2 cookies out of the recipe & ate one hot out of the oven! I saved the other for my mom; she did make me that wedding countdown calendar after all! 😉

SAMSUNG            SAMSUNG            I’ll leave you with your daily dose of dog! Stewie is obsessed with belly rubs, as evidenced below! And Tobey… well if you can’t tell by the look of guilt on his face, he was caught somewhere he wasn’t supposed to be! 🙂

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Do you have a “go to” breakfast? It’s always so tough for me to break from my normal routine, but as the post title says, “sister knows best” & I really enjoyed today’s breakfast!


12 Responses to “Sister Knows Best”

  1. Chocolate-Covered Katie July 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    Oh my goodness, I ove your pudding idea! Pudding cookies? Too fun!

  2. Cait's Plate July 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    Aw that’s so cute of your Mom! Those cookies look absolutely amazing. I don’t really have one go-to breakfast but some of my favorites are oats, yogurt, granola and fruit! 🙂

    • forthesakeofcake July 27, 2011 at 10:25 am #

      They were really good! The best part was they’re already portioned-controlled which I NEED around sweets!

  3. Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 26, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    How sweet of your mom!…… My sister and I are attached at the heart, for real. Best friends and sisters. Deadly combo for our husbands, they have no choice but to deal with the sister, the husband married her (and our phone bill) right along with me. Not in a weird kind of way! HA!
    I LOVE a tropical bowl of oats or a tropical smoothie!! 🙂

    • forthesakeofcake July 27, 2011 at 10:25 am #

      haha love it!

      “Tropical” is perfect for the summer! 🙂

  4. ittybitsofbalance July 26, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    My “go to” breakfast actually looks very similar to your “go to” breakfast! Sliced bananas on brown rice toast with almond butter is my absolute FAVORITE
    I literally have to struggle to make anything else haha 😀

    • forthesakeofcake July 27, 2011 at 10:26 am #

      I hear ‘ya! When I like something, I really like it & don’t want to try anything new!

  5. PaleoRunnerGirl July 27, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    Holy Smokes! You dogs are so adorable! I love when they get those guilt-ridden expressions–so sneaky!

    To answer your question, I have just cut out all dairy products and gluten so I am on a search to find my “go to” breakfast. Right now it is scrambled eggs with strawberries. It is working so far and I find that I stay full for so long!

    I LOVE your blog! I just discovered it! I actually live in Bethlehem, PA. I think are cities are kinda/sorta neighbors. 🙂

    • forthesakeofcake July 27, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

      Yes, we ARE “neighbors”! My Aunt & Uncle used to live in Bethlehem actually.

  6. stephsnacks July 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Your dogs are the cutest!

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