I am up and getting ready for our trip to my cousins wedding! I am excited to see all of my relatives! Yesterday was my last day of work at my old job. It was def an odd feeling to walk out the door knowing I wasn't coming back! They threw me a nice going away lunch!
After work I taught Body Step and then ran around like a maniac trying to clean up the house and get ready for our trip! For dinner I made some burgers and corn which we ate with pickles. My plate is shown below (I didn't eat the top of the bun). I haven't had red meat in a very long time and didn't miss it at all. I think red meat will start to play a smaller and smaller part in my diet over time.
After dinner I got together some snacks for the car including some healthier rice crispy treats I made based off an Ellie Krieger recipe (she is the best!). The recipe called for dry cherries but I didn't have any on hand so I used almonds. For the crispys, you should use a brown rice based cereal- I decided to go a little chocolaty and used the following:
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup natural style peanut butter
6 cups crispy brown rice cereal
2/3 cups chopped dried cherries (I used almonds)
Combine honey and peanut butter in a large pot and heat over medium-low heat until melted, about 2-3 minutes. Add brown rice cereal and cherries and stir to combine. Press into a 9x13 sprayed pan. Let cool then chill 30 minutes.
These are delicious! Next time I may used a little more PB as they are a little crumbly!