Happy Labor Day! Still need a quick dessert, or snack to bring to your parties today? Try out these 7 ingredient and less than 30 minutes cook time pumpkin protein bars! They are clean, vegan, gluten free and packed with protein and fiber! They could be good for breakfast, snack, or dessert! Your pick they are great warm, or cold.
Last weekend I moved…..AGAIN! Ridiculous. I’ve moved like 8 times in the past 10 years. If you want to read about my cross-country move last year, I wrote a post about packing here and the move here. At least that time I had a few members of my family help me. All I can say is that I really hate moving. I had every intention on staying in the same apartment for the 3 years (or potentially longer I suppose) that I will be down here, but that ended up not being the case.
It wasn’t terrible as I was moving to a different apartment in the same complex, but man did it still suck. I ended up doing most of it on my own, but my new roommate was a massive help. Especially, since I have been away for the last couple months and didn’t get a chance to fully pack up my apartment before the move.
Day of the move I was full of trepidation. Why? Well for starters I was still nursing a shoulder injury (well, technically still testing the waters with how much it can handle). That + moving really is not a great combination.
Also..that’s when all the Hurricane Harvey rains were due to come in, as well. So it was a race against the rain clock that weekend. To make matters worse, I was 3.5 hours away with a full morning clinic. So as soon as I got back, I immediately had to start getting to work. The rest of the day was a lot of me + a dolly (THANK GOODNESS) against all my stuff and furniture. I would like to say that I came out unscathed, but in reality a week later I’m still sore, bruised and healing. Ultimately though: Me =1 Furniture=0. Hehe.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a roommate. Last time was back in college oh almost 7 years ago. I’ve been very happy on my own so well see what it’s like to go back to that. I move back in a couple of weeks from where I am now so time will only tell. Given that college has just started for so many, it brings me back to fond memories of those glorious times.
How do you guys feel about moving?
Do you have a roommate/roommates?
Meanwhile, try out this new recipe! It’s a tasty little snack bar that is healthy enough to eat for breakfast and quick enough to take to your next party!
Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Pumpkin Protein Bars [Clean, Vegan, GF]
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 T cocoa powder
- 1-1 1/2 T psyllium husk powder
- few dashes pumpkin pie spice
- 1-4 T chocolate chips
- 1 cup pure pumpkin
- water/liquid of choice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 pan/baking dish
Add pumpkin and mix
Add liquid of choice until a thick batter is formed. Fold in chocolate chips (or leave out and top bars with them instead before placing pan into oven)
Place batter into the greased baking dish/pan and into the oven for about 25 minutes or until it comes clean with a toothpick
Slice into 12 bars and place on a cooling rack
Keep leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container.
The amount of liquid needed will depend on how absorbent your protein powder is and how much psyllium you use.
These bars are great cold as well, leave them in the fridge for a few hours to firm up and get nice and dense!
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