Going to work after a holiday week is always hard. Combine that with the first really cold day this winter and a grey, rainy sky… and you have a tough Monday.
The icing on the cake is that I have to be on the first flight out to Detroit tomorrow. Rock City.
I’m lucky to have a great job… but rainy days and Mondays always get me down.
Enough with the complaining!
Quick, name 5 things you love!!
- My new grey sweater
- The fact that my pants are still loose after T-giving
- Peanut Butter-Sunflower Seed Granola (recipe below!)
- The Avett Brothers: Live Volume 3 album
- The Honey dog
This day also calls for a “funny.” Auto-correct-style.
Now that that’s out of the way. I made some rockstar granola, thank you The Best of Clean Eating cookbook.
Take note: granola was meant for peanut butter. How have I never made it with PB before?!
It was especially tasty on top of Greek yogurt this morning. With a sweet potato-blueberry pancake crumbled on it for good measure.
As if being delicious isn’t enough, this Peanut Butter-Sunflower Seed Granola is lower in fat and sugar and higher in protein than most grocery store varieties.
Peanut Butter-Sunflower Seed Granola
(from The Best of Clean Eating)
- 3/4 C Sunflower seeds (raw, unsalted)
- 1 1/2 C Oatmeal (uncooked)
- 1/4 C Flaxseed (roughly ground)
- 1/2 C Dried cranberries
- 1/2 C slivered almonds
- 1/2 C Unsweetened coconut
- 3 T Crunchy peanut butter
- 2 T Cacao nibs
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/3 C Agave syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla
Preheat oven to 300F. Combine ingredients in a large bowl and stir until blended. Make fruitless effort not to eat raw mixture.
Press mixture onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes. Let cool for 10 mins. Store in air-tight container.
Calories: 124, Total fat: 13g, Sat. Fat: 3g, Carbs: 25.5g, Fiber: 9g, Protein 7.5g, Sugars: 12.5g