Two Things I Learned

First of all, thank you very much for your recommendations on our vacation. They were very helpful.

I learned two things this weekend. The first being if I drink coffee after my long run, I can get through the day without a nap! Now there is nothing wrong with napping. I’m a big fan. But when I don’t get home from a run until like 3pm on a Sunday afternoon and have a lot of errands that I need to do, taking a 2 hour nap is not exactly ideal. I’m not one of those people who can power nap. If I take a short nap, I generally feel worse.

The second thing I learned was the secret to low-fat baking. Now, don’t get too excited here. My secret is….use someone else’s recipe! I have a habit of trying to substitute ingredients to make a recipe healthier, especially in baked goods, and they never come out quite right. However, if I use a recipe that’s already been healthified and has gotten good reviews, I don’t have to worry about my muffins turning into rock hard hockey pucks or whatever. Maybe one day I’ll know enough about subbing ingredients to figure out how to make my own healthy desserts, but for now, using someone else’s recipe seems to work out.

My coworker and I were talking about Fig Newtons one day and I got the idea that I should try to make them at home. After looking at several recipes, I settled on Skinny Figgy Bars from Fat Free Vegan.

These were easy to make and the center tasted exactly like a Fig Newton!

I’m going to be late for work. I guess that makes a third thing that I have learned – don’t blog in the morning!

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