Thursday night I did my first Krav Maga class, which is basically a combo of self-defense/boxing/martial arts. It was a ton of fun and I learned a lot, but I’m still sore…what a workout! The most fun part was wearing boxing gloves and just punching the daylights out of a bag, talk about a stress reliever! I signed up to try cardio kickboxing next Thursday, which the instructor told me burns 1,000 calories a class – wish me luck 🙂
During the blizzard earlier in the week I figured I had no choice but to stay in and whip up a yummy dessert. Luckily I had stocked up on all the ingredients beforehand! These were so easy to make and are seriously so good. Just be careful; at about 350 calories each, you can’t get away with eating too many! However, they are packed with healthy fats (from the coconut and peanut butter), very filling (high in fiber and protein), and require only a few ingredients. Who said clean eating has to be boring?
Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Bars
Adapted From: Money Saving Mom
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup wildflower honey (made by my very own friend Bill and his bees!)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds (could substitute other nuts/raisins)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- coconut oil spray
1.) Melt the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil over medium low heat in a saucepan on the stove. Stir continually until fully melted to prevent it from burning.
2.) Once it is all melted together, remove from heat and stir in the oats, cocoa powder, coconut, nuts, and vanilla until well mixed.
3.) Pour into a greased brownie pan or 9 x 13 pan and cool in the fridge (I left it overnight). Remove from brownie wells or cut into bars. Store in the fridge or freezer; they get soft if left at room temp too long!