Bake healthy, eat yummy.  Am I right?

After a fabulous weekend of Pink Barre instructor training, I'm sore, happy, and hungry!  But knowing that hours and hours of practicing and working out are in front of me, I would like not to destroy those efforts with cookies!  But sometimes a girl just needs something indulgent.  

And these do not look indulgent at ALL.  They definitely look brown.  And frozen.  And ripe!  Because when good bananas go brown, I stick them in the freezer.  Perfect for smoothies and today, cookies!  After a quick zip through the microwave, of course.  

Then oats!  And chocolate chips, because I'm incapable of leaving things alone and NOT adding chocolate chips.  But dark chocolate is all antioxidants and health, right?

This recipe honestly took 15 minutes from start to finish and is perfect for an afternoon snack or breakfast (if they make it that long)!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Makes about 12 cookies

2 ripe bananas
1 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2-3 tablespoons chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Mash up ripe bananas, then mix in oatmeal, vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate chips.  Scoop mixture- about 2 tablespoons each- onto a cookie sheet.  Bake for 9 minutes, remove, and let cool.  Enjoy!

Because, America.

Well, it's been a lovely two year break from the blog, but I'm back!

Things that happened in the last two years:

Nick earned his MBA and landed a killer consulting job {now we are finished with higher education.  or so he tells me.}
Nick shaking hands with the Dean of the Business School, because of his awesomeness.

I was a school counselor at a wonderful school that I already miss!

Is there anything better than happy, snuggly kindergarteners? 

We traveled to France, Maine, Vancouver, Mexico, the beach, the mountains, the lake and all our happy places

Nailed it.

I ate approximately 200 pounds worth of tortilla chips at my favorite two Nashville tex-mex restaurants: Saint Anejo and Taqueria del Sol

Y'all.  They make their own chips.  And serve them warm!  You can't bring self-control there!

Moose turned 2.  And then 3.
Snuggle love.

I discovered the fabulous world of barre {more to come on that subject}

Getting some thigh work in. You know, to counteract the chips.

We bought our first house and moved to Atlanta!

Homeowners!  But why with the center part?!

Ok, some other stuff happened too.  But the Atlanta adventure has begun complete with house decorating, restaurant trying, getting lost in Atlanta traffic, and making new friends.  

New life in Atlanta: let's do this.

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