The #OneDay4Android App has arrived!

If you remember last fall, I wrote a post about the OneDay App for iOS.

Now, Android users can get in on the fun!

OneDay App 4 Android

With the OneDay app, you can create memorable videos of your kiddos that you can share with your friends and family or save them to look back at later on.

Choose from the several suggested topics and get your kids to answer some questions or come up with your own and see what they say. It’s amazing at what they talk about and I look forward to re-watching the videos as my kids get older.

Perhaps this will be footage used at their weddings. Dun dun duuuuun! 😉

To download the OneDay app for Android, click here. Unfortunately, it isn’t available in Canada just yet, but it will be shortly so stay tuned.

Weekend breakfast: Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

I like to make big breakfasts on the weekend.

Big breakfast

All week, we usually have quick breakfasts so we aren’t late for school. And given the time between getting out of bed and getting out the door, the kiddos haven’t developed much of an appetite, so light breakfasts are ideal for us.

I also want all of us eating healthier.

There are no, what they call “kid” cereals in our home. They are so full of sugar and artificial colours, that I can’t fathom giving that junk to my kids. Our 5yo isn’t really a fan of cereal, but I still make her eat it on days when we have to rush. We tend to have hard boiled eggs, toast, yogurt, fruit and if it’s chilly, oatmeal.

This past weekend, I chose to make pancakes. Not only because they’re super yummy, but because we were low on eggs, I had a couple bananas that were dying and a container of Greek yogurt nearing it’s best before date.

This is the recipe I found, courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction:

Bowl of batter

Looks yummy!

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

Ingredients:

1 and 1/3 cups (167g) whole wheat flour (or white whole-wheat)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large egg (or 2 egg whites)
1 cup (240ml) milk*
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 large banana)
2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar (or light brown)
1/4 cup (63g) Greek yogurt*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup add-ins like chocolate chips or fruit, optional
Directions:

Toss the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Set aside. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the egg, milk, and banana together. Whisk in the brown sugar and yogurt until no lumps remain. Whisk in the vanilla until combined.

Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in. Stir gently until just combined. Do not overmix the batter or your pancakes will be tough and very dense. Add any mix-ins you prefer, but again – do not overmix the batter.

Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Coat generously with cooking spray, oil, or butter. Once very hot, drop about 1/4 cup of batter on the griddle. Cook until the edges look dry and bubbles begin to form on the center or sides, about 1 minute. Flip and cook on the other side until cooked through, about 2 more minutes. Coat griddle/skillet again with nonstick spray for each pancake or batch of pancakes.

Keep pancakes warm in a preheated 200F degree oven until all pancakes are cooked. Serve immediately. Pancakes taste best right after they are made. Pancakes freeze well, up to 2 months.

*Recipe tested with both skim and vanilla almond milks. Soy milk, 1%, 2%, buttermilk, coconut milk, or rice milk are OK.

*Recipe tested with plain 0% Greek yogurt. Regular yogurt, any milk fat and your choice of flavor, is OK.

Of course I forgot to take a picture of the final results because the kids were screaming that they were starvolo, so here’s a pic from Sally’s Baking Addiction (they look better than mine did anyways).

Stack-o-pancakes

Photo credit: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Make sure you top with pure maple syrup, not the maple or butter flavoured high fructose corn syrup garbage that you can get in the stores.

Pure maple syrup

A great start to a healthier New Year! #YMCCommunity

Since January 1st of this year, I’ve been committed to exercising every day! Here we are now beginning February already and I’ve stayed committed!

Me and my workout buddy!

I started with two 30 Day Challenges, Bikini Body Mommy Challenge 3.0 and I occasionally get out running after the kids have gone to bed and hubby isn’t away for work.

This month, I’ve kicked it up a notch. I’ve changed up the 30 day challenges to work out other areas of my body that need some attention, but I’m still doing the Ab and Squat workouts because I’m seeing some great results. The Bikini Body Mommy Challenge is a 90 day challenge, so I’m still progressing through it. I check in daily with my Facebook Fitness groups so that I stay accountable and hopefully motivate the other members to stay on track or start their own journey to be healthier and happier.

Healthier you

We have a trip to Maui planned for the end of March and I’d like to feel good (and of course, look good) in a bathing suit and perhaps…a BIKINI!

What?!

A bikini?!

I’m hopeful that this will become a reality as I intend on sticking with the exercise. I plan on taking in a few of the fitness classes offered by GoodLife Fitness as well. I’ve been itching to get back into Zumba®.

Have you started a routine, whether it be getting in exercise or eating healthier, this year?

This post was written as a part of the GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own.

Let’s try something new!

Life on ye old blog has become hum drum…

Big yawn

 

I’m going to be adding some stuff that I hope with wake up this sleepy outlet.

Life has been busy with the kidlets and at the home front, so my creative brain juices have been preoccupied with life stuff and other distractions.

I hope you stick around and check out my new content and if you have any comments you’d like to share, please feel free to post them 🙂

Stay tuned