How are your resolutions coming? I know most of us make some resolves to do better, eat healthier, and do more or less of some things. It’s always nice to get back on track with things after the craziness the Holiday Season brings.
When I was making my resolutions I thought I’d go with a check list this year. A few things that I could do everyday and check off. Some day’s ends have more checks than others, but I’ve been trying to make sure there’s always at least one check mark on my list. This has been a great approach for me. Some days I have all six things checked off, but I can’t beat myself up too much when there’s only one or two because at least that is something.
Here’s what I wrote down:
Some what general, but specific enough that I think of them during the day. I put the list in my kitchen cupboard where I keep the cups, so I see it often.
Healthy eating is a loose term, but I know what I expect from myself. I’m sure some of you have similar goals too, so I thought I’d share this great healthy banana waffle recipe. They are light, fluffy, and pretty darn healthy. It has plenty of fiber to fill you up and all the sweetness comes from bananas. Our whole family loved these!
- 2 ripe bananas
- ½ cup applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups milk or buttermilk
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 T. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
Turn on your waffle iron and allow it to preheat. In a medium bowl mash the bananas with a fork until they are well mashed and make a smooth paste. Add the applesauce and eggs and whisk to combine. Add the buttermilk and combine. Add the oats, wheat flour, baking soda, salt, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir until well combined. Cook the waffles according to the manufacturer instructions for your waffle iron.
Serve with fresh banana slices, pure maple syrup, or honey.
Be sure to use cooking spray on your waffle iron if needed. There is no oil in the recipe and they tend to stick badly in my waffle maker if I don't spray it with cooking oil first.
What were some of your resolutions and how are you helping yourself achieve them? I love me some goals!