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Gluten-free, no sugar added, banana muffin and Date night

Happy Thursday everyone! I’m excited because it’s Kyle’s turn to come over for dinner and then we might go to the movies (Captain Phillips, round #2)! He might have to work late, so we’ll see (send good-leave-work-on-time-vibes please!). I dressed up a little today, just in case.

Maxxinisita outfit #2
Maxxinisita outfit #2


Yesterday was a no-run day for me. Still waiting for the ankle to heal so I did some light strength training instead.

30 reps per exercise (unless otherwise noted), repeat 3 times:

  • Lunges
  • 1 minute plank
  • Squats
  • Push-ups (had to do girl push-ups cause I’m still so sore from Saturday! Pathetic (that I’m that sore) !)
  • V-sits
  • Plié squats
  • Single leg squat with leg abduction
Hard to workout with my dog in the room. All she wants to do is snuggle, and of course I can't shoo her away...
Hard to workout with my dog in the room. All she wants to do is snuggle, and of course I can’t shoo her away…So v-sits with dog-head-weight it is.

Hard to come up with a quick lower-body workout that doesn’t require a lot of ankle movement so this is the best I came up with!


Anyways, last night I was busy making dinner for tonight. My awesome meat sauce, whole wheat spaghetti (for Kyle), spaghetti squash (for my dad and myself), roasted carrots, and salad. The meat sauce needs to simmer for a couple of hours so that’s why I started it last night.

meat sauce

Embarrassing fact: I texted Kyle last night because I didn’t know how to work our corkscrew to open the wine for the sauce. Luckily he was on his way home from work and stopped by. I should have to wear the cone of shame for being the girlfriend of a guy whose family has a vineyard, and also not knowing how to work a corkscrew (in my defense it’s a weird-ass corkscrew)…

Anyways, I also made Gluten-free, no sugar added, banana muffins for myself and my dad (no, I didn’t exclude my mom, she is away on business). We’re trying to get my dad to eat healthier, so I made his breakfast.

Gluten-free, no sugar added, banana muffins

  • Servings: 2 large, or 4 small muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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gluten free banana muffin


  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup ground steal cut oats (if gluten sensitive, make sure to get oats that were not processed on equipment that touched non-gluten free grains, or it’s not gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 tsp real almond extract


Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth (it will look very runny). Spray muffin pan with olive oil spray. Pour batter into muffin pan, ~3/4 full. Bake 20-30 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy as is or top with your favorite spread (perhaps almond butter?)!

Remember, these aren’t super sweet. We’ll see if my dad likes this…

Should I have to wear the cone of shame? Be honest…

What’s something embarrassing you’ve done in the kitchen?


14 thoughts on “Gluten-free, no sugar added, banana muffin and Date night

  1. Looks good! Way back when I didn’t always choose the healthiest and non-processed foods, I made a box of Tuna Helper. And since it was near St. Pats day I put green food coloring in it. It looked disgusting. Not a good idea. Ha!

  2. You look adorable twin 🙂 As always!

    Something embarrassing I did in the kitchen. When Zach and I were still fairly new to dating, and long distance, I was staying with he and his 2 roommates for the weekend. I wanted to make them something warm and yummy so I had Zach find this delicious soup recipe and planned to let it sit cooking while they were all at work. The recipe called for 2 cloves of garlic, but at the time (long ago mind you) — I didn’t know the difference between a clove and a HEAD of garlic. So I added two HEADS of garlic…and let it cook.
    Zach literally wouldn’t even come upstairs when he got home because the smell was so strong. Luckily the taste wasn’t QUITE as bad as the smell…after I spent 30 minutes picking grated garlic out of the soup.

  3. Your Auntie 10e has been gluten free now for about 6 months not because of celiac disease but for arthritis. It appears to be helping ( her RA factor has lowered substantially) and she may be able to get off her meds (methotrexate) which would be great.

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