Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gingerbread Everything

Happy Tuesday friends!

I’m sure most of you knew that I wouldn’t be posting much here on the blog during December. I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again: Work is CRAZY during December! I am SO LUCKY to have amazing co-workers and volunteers that actually make ALL THE CRAZY feel fun!

The hours are longer and the type of work a bit more exhausting. Not to mention I’m on my feet all day, so by the time I make it home the last thing I feel like doing is staring at another computer screen.

But I miss you guys!

I miss telling you about my day, and reflecting on things with you. Good thing I’m in the home stretch – the busy season is nearly over!

Yesterday was my last day off until Christmas Eve, so I spent the day getting ready for the week. I did load upon load of laundry, and prepped healthy food for meals and snacks. I made a batch of The Fitnessista’s Gingerbread Amazeballs – I can’t wait to workout this week just so I can enjoy them!

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I also made a batch of Gluten Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies based on this recipe from Love and Zest. I made sure to use gluten free rolled oats, but I’m not sure if I love them. They’re not bad but I couldn’t get the banana to mash all the way so it’s not as moist as I would like. I think I will use super ripe bananas next time.

But I’m really loving pretty much anything Gingerbread flavored. It’s sort of like the “pumpkin” of my holiday season this year.

Celestial Seasonings gets BONUS POINTS this year for retooling their Gingerbread Spice Tea!

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If you pick up a box, check to be sure that “Gluten Free” is printed on the box and enjoy! I’ve been sipping on it at night to help curb my sweet tooth!

What about you?

Have you tried any new recipes lately?