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Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe | Two Peas & Their Pod

So I came across this recipe on Pinterest, I thought I would give it a go.  I had 3 huge (like 9″ long) banana’s, that were getting brown.  Normally I would make Banana Bread, or Cake, or biscuits, but then I saw this recipe, thought it looked easy, so I would give it a go.

Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe | Two Peas & Their Pod.

Um wow! Who would have thought that you could have banana icecream just from banana’s!

So my daughter is allergic to peanuts, so I didn’t add peanut butter, but you could sub it with sunflower seed butter, or almond butter.  Or you could just use a bit of yoghurt like I did.

Seriously really easy, and so good for you.

Try it you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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Hard

There are things in life that are hard.

Riding a bike for the first time is hard.

Learning to read when you are 6 years old, that’s also hard.

Enduring chemo, yeah that would be painfully hard.

Me trying to kick a goal for the world cup, yeah that would be hard too.

Seeing a loved one or pet for the last time at the hospital, gut wrenching hard.

But putting down the cookie and picking up a carrot, or celery, or even spinach, that’s not hard.  So stop telling yourself it’s hard.  There are harder things in life to go through.

So what’s your excuse?

Bib Arrival

Who gets excited about a bib arriving?

Well me of course.

And yes, I’ve decided to try my hand at twitter.

 

Edit: https://twitter.com/oniongirlblog

is my running and fitness twitter feeds.

Roast Turkey Casserole

So I’m a fan of Carrie Brown on Facebook (because of the Smarter Science of Slim).

Well one particular day she posted that she had made this particular recipe.  I looked it up and was like, well this looks super easy, I will have to put this on the list to try out.

 

Well O M G!!!!!!!!!!!!! This recipe is just AH-MAZING.

Not only is it so super easy, it is so super yummy.  The kids loved it too.

Will definitely be making this one again.

To Read or Not To Read

I enjoy reading now more than I did years ago.

My family (my dad and sister) are big readers.  They read all the time.  It’s rare for them not to be reading something.

One of my books this year is to read 30 books.  With my ears and eyes.

I’m doing really well so far.  I’ve read 7 books so far. 6 with my eyes, and 1 audio book.

But I also have another mission.  I want to read more non fiction books.  So I’ve decided for each 2 fiction book I read I need to read at least 1 non fiction book.

It’s also really handy to have my ereader back working normally (it’s brand new and was being a spaz), this makes reading a lot easier, and it fits perfectly into my handbag.

The other advantage of reading is that encourages the kids to read too.  I caught my son asleep with a book on his chest, too cute to say the least.

Tackle new Recipes

Challenge Accepted!

When you are are parent, you know what your kids like, and what you’re kids don’t like.  So you tend to make the same meals over and over again.  It can get a bit boring.

This year I have un-intentionally made a goal of trying new recipes.

It came about because well, I want to go more SANE ie Paleo way.  I see the benefits already by not eating so much rice and pasta and bread.  My son has also un-intentionally gone gluten free.  He doesn’t really care for bread, he’d rather have rice or corn thins.  He does eat bread every now and then.

So I’ve baked some things that I know that the kids will like but done a twist. For example, my kids like eggs, so I tried a cheese soufflé.  Big hit with my daughter. My son ate it but didn’t fall in love with it.

I’ve created a Pinterest Board where you can see the recipes that I’ve tried and tested here.

Other recipes that I haven’t found online, but in recipe books I will write up and post on my blog, just look up Tags of food or recipes.

The goal is to obviously have new recipes to add to the list of kid approved.  I’ve already written up my menu plan for the next 2 weeks.  I’m excited!

Cheesy Omlette

I have a new love of eggs.

In fact one of my goals for the year is to have a chicken coop, so I can have free range eggs at my finger tips.

Egg whites are high in protein, and when you are trying to increase your protein intake then egg whites make it a little bit easier.

So this recipe is so super easy, and really low in calories.

Ingrediants

1 whole egg
1 egg white
50g of low fat cottage cheese (I use the Bulla Brand)
25g of frozen peas (optional)

Method

  1. Whisk the eggs and the cottage cheese together in a bowl. 
  2. Coat a small (non stick) fry pan with cooking spray (i use canola).
  3. On medium heat (for me it’s in-between gas mark 3-4 even though I have an electric oven), poor mix into pan.
  4. Add peas if using.
  5. Flip or fold when top of mix becomes solid.
  6. Serve

Macro’s – 133 calories, 4g carbs, 6g fat, 15g protein
(based on no peas)