There’s only one way to start Staycation 2012.
Recipe to follow soon, but first I want to tell you about my accomplishments of the day!
I started making moves for my triathlon training! After breakfast this morning, and cleaning up the apartment a bit (it needed it), I drove to the YMCA to sign up for a membership. They have a TON of class offerings too, and I’m really excited to try them out! Lap swim in the pool tomorrow morning at 8:15am, I think I’ll be there!
My next adventure was to a local bike shop to talk to a salesman and check out their bikes. He actually took the time to size and measure me (woohoooo I’m 5’1 and 3/4 better than I thought!). If I opted to buy a bike there, they would size the handlebars, seat, and everything for me. I’m tempted…but I think I’ll shop on Craigslist first. I did leave with my first pair of bike shorts though!
Next stop: Target. I completely jinxed myself yesterday talking about the Target eye. I totally got sucked in. All I really needed was a bike helmet, goggles, and a new bikini. But I left with all these bonuses:
I also went to Dick’s sporting goods to pick up a swim cap and a couple swimsuits. I saved money by buying girls sized swimsuits, may as well take advantage of the fact that I’m so short!
Such a good quote. Cycling and swimming will definitely be outside my comfort zone, but they’re sports that I’ve always wanted to do. So I’m gonna do them. It’s simple really.
Onto what you really want to read about, some delicious breakfast! I was inspired by this Picky Palate recipe I saw this week, but wanted to keep my version fast and simple.
Peanut Butter Banana French Toast
1/4 tsp cinnamon
splash of milk
2 slices of bread
1 small banana
1 tbsp peanut butter
maple syrup, if desired
1. Whisk the egg in a small bowl with a splash of milk. Add the cinnamon and stir.
2. Spray a non-stick pan with cooking spray, and heat to medium heat.
3. Grab a slice of bread and soak both sides in the egg mixture. Place on heated non-stick pan and cook until golden brown on both sides. Repeat with other slice of bread.
4. While bread is cooking in the pan, heat the peanut butter in the microwave for 30-45 seconds, until it thins out and is easily pourable.
5. To assemble, lay one slice of french toast on a plate, top with sliced banana, lay the other french toast slice on top, and top with more sliced banana and a drizzle of melted peanut butter. Add maple syrup or more toppings if desired. The nutrition information below does not include maple syrup (but does include the peanut butter and banana).
This breakfast is totally well balanced. Fruit from the banana, healthy fats from the PB and yolk, protein from the egg, and carbs from the bread. I guess it’s missing vegetables but who wants vegetables in the morning. Ick. Unless they’re disguised in a cheesy omelet, I guess.
I chose to dig into the fully dressed up version, and it was fabulous.
How do you like to start off your vacations?
Do you ever spend wayyyy more than planned at Target?
Seriously, what is it about Target?