The past few weeks have been crazy. Apart from getting a stomach bug twice within two weeks (And no, I’m not pregnant. I would rather have been pregnant. I barely threw up during my pregnancy.), my little one has started eating solids–and I mean really eating. This kid takes after his parents for sure. But alas, sweet potato puree and rice cereal aren’t really the most exciting recipes to blog about.
Another thing we’ve been doing in the past few weeks is making a real push to eat vegetables. Our current plan, which is actually working really well for us, is to eat all of our daily servings of veggies before touching any carbs. We love it. But it also means that I’m prepping vegetables like crazy these days. The simpler the recipe the better–roasted brussels sprouts and sautéed cabbage are some of our favorites. But again, not the most exciting blog content.
So these almond raspberry oatmeal bars were exciting to me for several reasons: (1) they were my (first!) Mother’s Day treat to myself, (2) they are definitely blog-worthy, and (3) YUM. These disappeared within two days, and considering the fact that we only shared a few bars with my parents…let’s just say that sometimes you need a break from all the veggies.