The cookies are gone.

The pie has been eaten.

The Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread can no for a longer period be produced into french toast for breakfast. Tragic!

Now that the holidays are almost more than, we’ve received to get our skinny on. Let’s get obsessed with oats, nuts, and fruit!

Granola is the photo of health and fitness, right?

Just before we set our skinny denims on, let’s chuckle about Xmas stories.

spoonful of yogurt with sweetened maple granola yogurt

How was your Xmas? Santa was superior to me. He brought me two aprons, a donut pan (indeed!), a fluffy white gown, and some warm pjs. He also introduced me a truly awkward looking evening-shirt with a horse on it. It would in no way be suitable to dress in this unless of course I want to conclude up on The People of Wal-Mart website. I’m glad Santa is aware my humor nevertheless, due to the fact baking pies although wearing night shirts just occurs to be hilarious.

So on Christmas Eve, I drank loaded crimson wine with my family and baked a pie in my new horse mystic night time-shirt. We sang songs from the Sound of Music and ate way far too much apple & pear pie. We’re totally weird and I adore it.

Singing music and baking pies in horse evening shirts… No matter what!

On a major observe: Xmas early morning obtained even superior when my Grandma gave me a hummingbird pin. She’s tremendous sweet. Another emphasize? Making banana bread into french toast! Love.

top-down view of a maple granola yogurt parfait

Here’s the matter about the holiday getaway and indulgence. You start craving Christmas coloured M&Ms and pie for dinner. This cannot be a very good point! 2012 is coming, it’s time to make people promises to be healthful and delighted. Starting the year off right is critical.

My cycling teacher informed me that the upcoming detail to glance forward to is bikini season… I just can’t make your mind up if that is exciting or entirely terrifying.

Before I know it I’ll be consuming margaritas, painting my toes pink, and generating strawberry shortcake. I require to get summer season out of my head for a bit nevertheless.

We will need to place our healthier pants on!

The only thing I can counsel is feeding on butterless breakfasts and forgetting the massive film theatre popcorn.

spooning yogurt and maple granola out of a parfait glass

I produced us a little something to start off off our working day proper. It’s obtained complete grains, fruit, yogurt, and nuts. Fruit and yogurt granola parfaits!

Maple syrup and apple sauce make this granola sweet without introducing excess sugar. Pecans and almonds retain it crunchy and nutty.

I also included a bit of coconut on leading which became a toasted golden brown when baked. Mouth watering.

Granola celebration!

Naturally sweetened maple granola on a baking sheet

McDonald’s fruit and yogurt parfait has very little on these. Make positive you say goodbye to sugar overloaded cereal from the grocery retail store.

This granola is skinny!

Make it your own. Increase toppings of your option like pumpkin seeds, white chocolate, and dried blueberries or apples.

Pile it into a glass and layer with greek yogurt and fruit. Completely balanced.

empty yogurt parfait glass with a spoon in it