A huge part of being organized through the week is preparation. Putting clothes out for a week (or even just the night before), meal planning, food prep and packing lunches the night before. You have to plan, plan, plan.
Sunday nights are my food prep night. Cut up celery and carrots and put them in baggies. Wash fruit so it’s easy to grab as a quick snack. If the next night is a Crock Pot meal, put all the ingredients together in a plastic bowl and place in fridge so you can just toss in the Crock Pot in the morning and go. Cook up breakfast for the week (hard boiled eggs, mini quiches, pancakes, etc).
During food prep I noticed I had three over ripe bananas in my fruit basket. Banana bread sounded fabulous for breakfasts! I looked up the recipe and thought to myself, I can do this healthier. So here is the recipe for a Sugarless Whole Wheat Banana Bread with Flax Seed.
1. Take 3 over ripe bananas and peel them. Mash them up in a mixing bowl.
2. Add in two cups of Whole Wheat Flour.
3. Add two eggs.
4. Add one cup of olive oil. (Or you could use coconut oil if desired- just NO vegetable oil)
5. Add 3/4 cup of honey. Local honey is most beneficial- health and economy wise! Did you know you can substitute honey for sugar in any recipe? 3/4 cup of honey for every cup of sugar!
6. Add in one teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Did you know that baking soda attracts and traps foul odors? If your box has been open for more than 30 days, toss it and open a new box!
7. Add in 1/4 cup of flaxseed (ground or whole).
8. Mix until all ingredients are well combined into a moist batter. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
9. Place pan in oven pre-heated at 350 degrees. Bake until butter knife stuck in the middle of the loaf comes out clean (approx 30-35 minutes). Serve with a pat of butter (no margarine!) or slices of fresh strawberries on top! YUM!
3 over ripe bananas
2 cups of Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 cup of honey
1 cup of olive or coconut oil
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of flaxseed (ground or whole)