Happy Father's Day to all of you dads out there!
This is the first Father's day we're celebrating in our family. It's a gorgeous day for such a wonderful occasion.
I decided to make homemade pancakes for hubby today. My lovely daughter was supposed to help me, but she opted to nap instead.;-) I was a bit apprehensive, because I'd never made pancakes from scratch before. Plus, I've never needed to because of a lovely vegetarian restaurant practically next door that makes the most yummy one's. However, I was in the mood to experiment!
I made the Banana Pecan pancakes from "Vegan with Vengeance", with a handful of dark chocolate chips thrown in, to boot. I served it up with some fresh organic maple syrup...yummy!
The best part about these pancakes, is that they were surprisingly healthy! I used whole-wheat flour, and the batter only called for 1tbsp of oil (I opted for olive). And while cooking them up, I used a little "sprayer" for my oil, so I was very careful.
I couldn't believe how filling they were - I wasn't hungry for HOURS. Hubby loved them! And the baby enjoyed watching us eating them. Soon, she'll be able to enjoy some too.;-)
Time for a new challenge, right? I signed up for a stroller-fit class which is also known as baby bootcamp. It starts this Thursday.
What have I gotten myself into? My friend tells me that it's a CRAZY workout. Apparently, it's not just a "walk in the park". We run through the park with our strollers. We stop every few minutes to do push-ups, lunges, squats. We leave our strollers at the base of these concrete stairs (4 stories), and run up and down them several times.
Plus, it's a 30 minute walk to and from the park for me. That's a TWO hour workout, people. Am I mad? My friend told me she could barely walk after the last one.
I'm just concerned about the heat - but hopefully we'll be okay. Lots of sunblock and a hat will be worn....I'm psyching myself up for it right now.