Here we are again… yet another Monday… Has everyone started their week off right today? 😉  I think I actually have considering I was more than thrilled to NOT be going to training at a ridiculously early hour today and instead going to my normal office.  Who woulda thought that could make me so happy haha.

I also started the day off with this guy, which would make anyone’s day better if ya ask me! 🙂

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So what is it?  It’s yesterday’s kitchen creation of course!  😛  Topped with some cream cheese – ohhh yeaaaaa

Yesterday, while lounging around with The Man enjoying a most lovely Sunday, I decided to come up with a recipe to use up some carrots that had been lying low in our fridge for a while.  So I though, hey, why not some sort of carrot cake “thing”?! 

CarrotCake bread (w/ pears & raisins) it was!  Here’s how it went down

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  • 3 carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 pear, cut thin
  • 1 pack raisins
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar free maple syrup
  • 1 tsp agave
  • 1 tsp pumpkin butter

I definitely could see this being a versatile recipe friends, if you don’t have agave on hand – just use sugar or more syrup; if you don’t have pumpkin butter then just kick up the cinnamon a bit and maybe add some nutmeg?  If you want to use regular milk, go for it.  Work with what ya got peeps!

Just mixed up all of the ingredients and pour into a bread pan (coat w/ cooking spray)

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Bake at 350F for about 40 minutes

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And voila!  I couldn’t resist a slice of this bad boy right away

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So moist and delicious friends!  This is the first time I have ever baked without using eggs/milk/etc (qualifies as vegan I think? but I’m no expert so don’t want to misstate that) and it turned out phenomenal!!! I love that you can lick the spoon too while you go (no eggs!)  😉

What’s even better?!  This whole loaf clocked in at approximately 910 calories… meaning sliced into 8 slices each slice has just over 100 calories…. YES PLEASE! 🙂

I am not a baker by any means, you know me, I hate to follow a recipe and the “science” of baking scares me somewhat… so I was pretty proud of this creation!  Esp since I can feel good about eating it.

Now you just gotta go find some cream cheese to spread on top…. 😉

Lunch today included yesterday’s leftover Glumpkies

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Quick side note – I must have been in a math mood yesterday bc upon calculation I found out that these guys were only 100 cals each too – what are the chances?!  Gives a whole new meaning to the “100 cal pak”, no? 😉

As well as a new Chobani flavor yay!!

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I found these at Fresh Market for those of you who live in the Richmond area 🙂 Today’s flavor was peach – verdict? YUMMM!!!  These are still ranking as my fave.yogurt.ever. 

I also packed a fresh & deelish honeycrisp.

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Twas deelish.

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While your at it, why don’t you consider entering her fabulous Project Feed Me effort as well?!  I know I did! 🙂

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On tonight’s agenda is a much needed Yoga workout and some P90X ab ripperX action 🙂  Dinner plans are for some bbq chicken, sweet potatoes & sweet/savory salad… easy and delicious – perfect for a Monday!

Hope everyone has a great day and see ya’ll back tonight! 🙂

13 Comments

  1. yum yum yum girl, this bread looks faaabulous! ive already printed it out and plan to make some with my bag of carrots i have to use up! and the nutritionals are awesome–ill let you know how they come out! happy monday 🙂

  2. This bread looks fabulous!! I will def. be trying it out! 🙂

  3. foodieinthecityNo Gravatar

    I think you hit a home run with this bread girlfriend.

    My Monday isn’t going too great. HOWEVER… 🙂 Mike stayed home not feeling too swell today and decided to make a beef stew for us tonight. What a guy huh? So it is cooking away in the crockpot!

    • Thanks girl!

      And yay for the crockpot! Lucky girl, I can’t imagine Jordan making beef stew (or any stew for that matter haha)… one day perhaps…

      Sorry your monday isn’t going so great, but just think that by now it’s halfway over and you get to go home to your honey & a homemade dinner all ready to eat!! 🙂 Postives, right? 🙂

  4. you are a genius!! Copied, pasted and saving this recipe. 🙂 Now if I could just get someone to shred carrots for me….

  5. Omg cream cheese has never looked so good to me! Mmm!

  6. why do I have a feeling that bread would be dy-no-mite slathered in PB?!

  7. Glad your first vegan bread came out : ) Welcome to the world of vegan baking!! haha It looks yummy!

  8. oh my gosh! Looks so good! What a fabulous recipe. I am book marking this now!

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