…never lasts long enough :). Hope your weekend has been treating you well. Mine has been so, so nice. Lots of time with my Mom, Josh and Frank….
I wanted to share with you a few pictures from two restaurants I visited this weekend, as well as a pretty tasty almond butter granola bar recipe.
First up, Daniel Island Grille . Saturday morning was my idea of perfection. My Mom came down early to take my Body Step class. I hope to goodness I am able to stay in as great of shape as my Mom is in. As I’ve told you before, she was the one who really got me into Group Fitness and has always been a healthy balance role model. After class, we showered up and headed to Daniel Island Grille.
They were offering both lunch & brunch . I ordered coffee:
and…shocking, a parfait. Their parfait was heavy on the yogurt, super light on the granola and had whipped cream on top. It was served in an elegant little glass. Very tasty, but much lighter than my usual Charleston’s Cafe parfait love.
My Mom got the family circle spinach salad. She said all of the ingredients tasted super fresh:
I also tried a second new restaurant this weekend, Your Pie .
Your Pie is owned by the people who own Moe’s and the concept is the same, customizable pizza & calzones. They also offer salads in bread bowls, panini’s and gelato. I first heard about this restaurant from Amelia . Josh and I met some friends there for dinner. I got a 6” kids pie with marinara and veggies (no cheese). It was pretty tasty, but the restaurant is somewhat far from our house….and it wasn’t good enough to make the drive out to again. Josh also ordered a calzone that was pretty tiny (no picture)
We also tried their gelato. They use lower fat ingredients, so I think the gelato is actually something like 93% fat free. We got the mint chocolate chip and coconut. Both were pretty good.
Last up! I made some tasty Vegan (or not) Almond Butter Granola bars this morning. I think they turned out well.
2 cups dry oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup chocolate chips
¼ cup pure maple syrup (or honey for non vegan version)
1/3 cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
½ cup almond butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix together dry ingredients (first 6). Add wet ingredients. Mixture should just pull together.
Spray baking pan and press mixture into the pan using the back of the spatula/spoonula.
Bake for ~25 minutes. Let the bars cool and then cut into squares.
I may tweak the recipe a bit, but I think this is a great start! How are you spending the rest of your day? My plans are still up in the air ;)