And actually so is my body! During the work week, my brain is on all day every day, so I like to take a little time to unwind and zone out over the weekend. Recently, my weekends have also involved a lot of brain activity, so by 6pm on Monday (still technically part of my weekend), my brain is tired and it is done.
This morning started with an easy breakfast and my favorite go to tea. Then, I hit the gym for a strength session with my trainer. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve seen him and we hit the TRX bands hard. On the way home, I swung by the grocery store. I decided I wanted to make some fun cereal bars and just had to decide which Cheerio flavor to try.
I don’t spend much time in the cereal aisle, but there are a lot of tasty options! I decided on the multigrain Cheerios but almost went with the dark chocolate version. I also saw this amazing green box of Lucky Charms, which would be awesome for St. Patty’s Day Lucky Charms Bars.
I swung by the house for lunch, threw Two Ingredient Chicken in the crockpot and another load of laundry in the wash before heading out to Starbucks for a few hours of studying. I got a great seat in the sun to soak up some vitamin D and information.
When I got back home, I attempted to do more studying but was distracted by Cooper…
A few times…
And when I continued working, he tried to break into his food supply on top of the fridge. I, of course, chased him off, which started a new game of ‘chase me’ and hide. Just before 6pm, I abandoned studying for the day and retreated to the couch to fold laundry and watch something mindless on the DVR. Like I said, my brain is tired!
Which is why I chose an easy dinner and a super easy no bake dessert.
These bars turned out unbelievably good! The combo of honey and PB…YUM! Even the BOY dug right in!
What makes your brain tired?
Meal Planning 3/02/15
Monday: Chicken Tamale Pie and Sprouts
Tuesday: Pork Chops and Mushrooms
Wednesday: Zoodles and Sauce
No Bake Cheerio Peanut Bars
Adapted from Healthy Food for Living
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup honey
1 cup salted or unsalted peanuts, halved
5- 5.5 cups multigrain Cheerios
Combine peanut butter and honey in large saucepan. Simmer over low heat, stirring constantly.
Once combined, remove from heat. Stir in Cheerios and peanuts until well coated. Adjust cereal for optimal coverage (I like mine gooey).
Place in pan coated with cooking spray and spread evenly. Cover and let sit until set.
Cut and enjoy!