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What To Do? Plus High Protein Lemon Bars

Posted Dec 03 2012 5:37am

If you’re thinking to yourself, “my workout is boring” “I’m tired of running on the treadmill/elliptical/bike” “I am sick of lifting weights by myself” or whatever other workout funk you might be in (I tend to get into these funks ALL the time) I have a great solution!!

There are 2 amazing new December workout calendars that are out!  I downloaded both of them yesterday and you should too.  The first is the Tone It Up workout calendar.  These girls are fabulous and super motivating.  Every day has different exercises and challenges.  You can find out more on their blog and you can find tons of their workout videos online.  If anyone wants to send me their DVD for Christmas, I won’t be mad at you ;-)

Another great workout calendar is out from Cassie at Blogilates!  You have to subscribe to her newsletter to get a password to access the calendar.  But once you do, you have a full workout schedule using all her videos online.  Her workouts are short, TOUGH, and hilarious.  That girl cracks me up.

Yesterday I was at the hospital all day.  I packed another veggie burge r for lunch (I am loving that recipe).  In the middle of the day- which was super slow and extraordinarily boring- I had an apple.  I basically studied all afternoon which is fine I guess… but I was annoyed I had to be there all Sunday with nothing to do.  Ok, I’m done whining.

After work I came home and made a huge dinner!  I put lettuce, escarole, endive, a veggie burger, kale chips, and an egg all on a plate and loved every bite.

I followed it up with a yogurt and a lemon bar.

What are these lemon bars I speak of?  These healthy, vegan, high protein, delicious lemon bars?

I will tell you!


1 can garbanzo beans drained

1 cup oats

3 packages lemon crystal light (you can find the kind made with stevia now!!)- Use the big kind, not the small individual kind

1/4 cup sweetener of choice- I used stevia

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1/2 cup apple sauce

1/2 cup milk of choice- I used almond milk

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp vanilla

1 tbs chia seeds


In a food processor, process oats to make flour.  Add it to a bowl.  Next, process your garbanzo beans with the 1/2 cup milk until creamy.

Stir everything else into the bowl.  Bake in a deep pan for 30-45 minutes (depending on how thick you make them) at 350F.

I topped mine with lemon just for fun :-)


Since Sunday was ‘Runday’ I got in 4 miles on the treadmill before calling it a night.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!


Have you ever used beans in baked goods?  I made brownies with black beans and will share that recipe soon!  

Have you or do you use a workout calendar?  I pretty much just do whatever I feel like doing on that day.  


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