BAKED BLUEBERRY OATMEAL BARS

Hi there! So, who loves oatmeal for breakfast! *raises hand and gestures wildly* Omigosh, oatmeal is such a great way to start your day. And there are just so many ways that you can serve it! You can cook it up right on the spot, cook it overnight in your crockpot, mix it with yogurt and/or milk and put it in the fridge overnight and you can even bake it into bars! Oh, and there’s always cookies. I heart oatmeal cookies! But I digress… Baked oatmeal has been feeding families for generations! It has a completely…

HOW TO SURVIVE COLD AND FLU SEASON

Hello, my friends! I think I am FINALLY starting to feel more like a human and less like a zombie!! It’s been a rough week. In case you didn’t know, I ended up smacked with an upper respiratory infection that morphed into strep throat. Thank goodness for antibiotics! My lymph nodes are FINALLY going back to normal size and I don’t feel so much like I’m swallowing nails any more. These are good things! Now, I’m not certain I could have actually avoided the strep diagnosis as it’s…

TOL#12 – I BLAME THE COLD MEDS

You know that moment when you sit down to write and you put your fingers on the keyboard and then ….. nothing happens? Yeah. That’s how I just spent my last 5 minutes. Okay, fine. 10 minutes with a little break to get up and refill my water bottle and try to remember what the heck I thought I was going to write about in the first place. I blame the medicine. Yes, I’m presently sick. I’m battling the plague some random sinus thing and my ears feel all full and my eyes are…

SINFULLY DELICIOUS (AND HEALTHY!) CHOCOLATE DESSERTS YOU NEED TO MAKE RIGHT NOW

Hey guys! So, I had totally planned on sharing a newly created brownie recipe with you today but these didn’t turn out exactly as I had planned…… …..And while they are decent, they’re not perfect. I’m still eating them though. No brownie goes to waste in my presence. #noshame  The thing is, they are actually pretty amazing slathered with nut butter. So, it’s like a healthy snack! Because, not to give it all away just yet, I made the brownies with healthy stuff like avocado so … ta-da…

MY WEEK OF WORKOUTS

Hey there! So, first things first….(I’m the realest)… (you know you sang that line, too)…. 😉 but seriously, MY INSURANCE APPROVED THE REFERRAL FOR ME TO SEE MY PREFERRED (civilian) DOCTOR FOR MY KNEE SURGERY!!!! We’ll officially pin down the date next week at my appointment but right now, I’m looking at mid-February. I know most normal people wouldn’t look forward to surgery and crutches for 6-8 weeks but I am definitely not normal (HA!) and am SO ready to get my knee fixed and move forward…

STRATEGIES TO QUIET YOUR NEGATIVE INTERNAL VOICE (TOL#11)

As you know, Fit Nana is a little “new” in the blogging world. I personally have been blogging for about 6 years now but Fit Nana didn’t start until last year. A mere 7 months ago. So, technically this Nana is still an infant! (that gives me permission to cry when I want something or am tired or don’t get what I want, right? No? Oh. Well, that’s a bummer.) And, even though I have that experience, it’s pretty much like I’ve just started from scratch. And that…

ONE SKILLET CHICKEN AND VEGGIES

So, I’ve been making quite a few dinners for one lately. Okay, pretty much every night. And day. So … all the dinners. I’ll be honest – it’s been kind of a challenge. I’m pretty used to making enough food to feed a crowd (even though we only have 2 kids, not 12) with leftovers to boot! And then, when the Things moved out, it was really difficult to scale back to just cooking for 2. I really just did not know how for a while. SO MUCH FOOD! And now, it…

TOL #10 – WHY I TOOK OFF MY FITBIT

Hey guys! Happy Thursday! The temps are rising and all the snow is melting and everything is a big ole wet and squishy mess here! There are dog paw prints all over my kitchen floor because seriously, who’s got time to mop EVERY TIME they come in from outside? I’d be mopping all day errrrrrr day! Yesterday was the first day that I was actually able to get out for a walk since last week so I’m super thankful that the snow is melting away. It’s pretty and all but ….. So…

QUICK PAN ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

You guys. I seriously don’t even know who I am anymore. I mean, I have spent my ENTIRE life absolutely hating all things Brussels sprouts and then one day, I roast some in the oven and suddenly, they’re my go-to veggie. Wait, what? I just don’t even know. I may have mentioned that I’m doing Whole 30 (day 13!) and part of that “program” is eating veggies at every meal. Well, there’s only so many veggies I can cram into an omelet before people be asking, &#8220…

WEEKEND THINGS aka ALL THE SNOW

Howdy folks! Happy Monday! This weekend was a sucker punch of snow for us. We started with a little sleet on Friday night because, hey, sleet’s fun, right? I’m just glad it waited until I got home from work to really start. I don’t know about you but just because I CAN drive in sleet and snow doesn’t mean I WANT to. It’s definitely not my favorite. And then, when I woke up on Saturday morning…. …and it didn’t stop snowing until late Saturday afternoon! We…