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Cheap, Easy (& Delish) Homemade Protein Bars

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Protein Bars are robbery!  Why?  First and foremost, they’re flipping disgusto!  I’ve tried several brands and they’re just not my cup of tea.  Secondly, they’re expensive!  I’m not the biggest meat eater, and I workout quite a bit, so I do try to sneak in protein from other sources.

Well, in my search to save a few bucks and find something easy, tasty and something that won’t murder my workouts with calorie overload, I ran across a recipe in which I slightly modified from Pinterest…I thought I’d share!  They looked similar to the picture shown above except that we nibbled, pinched and tore at it instead of neatly cutting into squares! 😉 I was able to purchase most ingredients from Aldi which saved even more $$$$…WINNING!  These were almost a little TOO tasty!  Here goes!

NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BETTER PROTEIN BARS

3 cups of oatmeal (uncooked)

3/4 cups of honey

1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter

1/4 protein powder-I used chocolate flavor Purely Inspired Organic Protein

1/2 cup (maybe less) of chocolate chips (chilled in freezer)

1/2 cup peanut halves

I heated the honey and peanut butter on the stove.  Once melted together and creamy, remove from heat and add the protein powder.  Then, add the rest of the ingredients.  Refrigerate overnight or until ingredients have formed together (I actually keep these in the fridge).  You could substitute with any type of nuts, protein powder and maybe even add some dried fruit if you’re feeling extra freaky!  No, I didn’t count calories, but nothing in the ingredient list is too bad for you (all in moderation, right?) Enjoy!

Fashionably,

Meek

Freaky Friday: Online Shopping Looking Like $H*T!

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We may laugh, we may cry, we may curse.  It may be thought-provoking or a much-needed no-brainer after an intense work-week.  Freaky Fridays are all about a change of pace, oddities, or simply off-topic posts.  So let’s get started!

Grocery shopping is an annoying task for many–5000 check out counters and only one line open, people up your ass and on your heals with their carts, and the times you go in for a carton of milk and there’s a million people inside (the parking lot didn’t look this full, what, are they all driving clown-cars?!).  With all that being said, it’s not something that I really dreaded, but it wasn’t my favorite thing to do.  And it got even lower on the list once I became a mother.

Have you ever tried shopping with a two-year old?  “Mommy, I hungry.  Mommy, I get out?  Mommy, ‘nack!  Mommy, I pee pee.”  You get the picture.  I usually am the one out grabbing the items, my husband is spouting off the list and is pushing the cart and getting kicked in the balls (how bad can that hurt, anyway?  he acts like he’s going to effin’ die), and my son is shouting his ABC’s at the top of his sweet little lungs.  We make it fun, we are usually singing together and dancing about the aisles with stares from senior citizens.  But as much as my son is a bundle of chunky, yummy, cuteness, he doesn’t make grocery shopping the easiest experience.  And, sticking to the grocery budget?  Hell no.  Nobody has time to add up how much we are spending.  So this week, I decided to try Hyvee online grocery shopping.

So there’s one pretty much about 5 minutes away from my house.  The online system is super easy–I like the way you can see all of the items/totals along the way.  And, I can put something back without being humiliated in line.  It’s also cool because I can run to the kitchen to see if I have something already, instead of duplicating items.  I grocery shopped looking like crap with a do-rag on my head–holla!  You won’t be doing that shit inside the grocery store.  Or maybe you will, but I won’t ;). I always see someone I know!

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I scheduled my groceries to be delivered 2 days later…you can even specify the time–and the Hyvee man arrived on time as promised. There’s no fee when you total $100 or more, and the fee is only $4.95 if under that amount (plus tax). I don’t know what the fuck I was thinking though.  I had been debating between trying Hyvee and Door-to-Door Organics.  Door-to-Door leaves them on your step I think with dry-ice in a cooler I read.  I confused my two stores, and therefore, I didn’t change clothes.  He rang the doorbell, and I just sat watching all excited with my love bug.  Well, when he kept ringing, I figured I better answer LOL.  Promise you won’t laugh?  Liar.  I answered the door with my hair uncombed and some tinkerbell pjs, and furry socks which didn’t match.  Additionally, my tinkerbell pjs were high-water because I purchased them out of the kids section.  My son had on a St. Patrick’s Day shirt (at least his hair was combed and no, it’s not St. Patrick’s Day in Missouri).  My lover is currently painting the inside of my house and it looks like it should be condemned.  I could have DIED on the spot when he proceeded to come in with the crates.  I was so mortified that I forgot to tip him until about an hour later.  I pray for no boogers in the future.  He was nice as hell so, I hope he looked at me and assumed I’m on my last leg and has mercy on me.

So with that being said, I super enjoyed ordering groceries online!  I stuck to my budget, and I’m going to try it for a few weeks to see what’s up.

Have you guys ever shopped for groceries online?  What service did you use?

Happy Friday friends!  XO!