Friday, July 29, 2011

Power Bars

I will be blogging from a hotel room this weekend.

Let me give you a tour ...

Nothing special, but the hotel itself (the Westin) is quite nice.  

We are in Calgary for the hubby's 1/2 Ironman race.

Yesterday before we left I made him some granola bars to help fuel over the weekend.  I got the idea from Simply LifeGina made chewy cherry almond bars.  I took the base idea, and switched it up a bit to use ingredients that we had on hand.

Power Bars
Adapted from: Simply Life

1 2/3 cup quick oats
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups add ins (I used dried apricot, chia seeds, hemp seeds and pecans)
1/3 cup PB
1 tsp vanilla
6 T melted butter
1 T water

Preheat oven to 350.  Mix dry ingredients.  Mix wet ingredients and add to dry.  Press into a square pan that has been lined with parchment paper.  Bake 30 minutes.  Allow to cool (in fridge even) completely before cutting into pieces.

This evening we ate supper at a restaurant in Calgary called Pulcinella.  It is an authentic Napolenta pizza restaurant.  We shared the calamari, and then tried the pepperoni and mushroom pizzas.

Tomorrow we are going to a street fair, and then on Sunday the hubby races.

What are you up to this weekend?  Is it a long weekend for you?


Laural @ Being Healthier said...

oo that pizza looks awesome! 1/2 ironman ?! - good luck to him! what a great excuse to be in calgary!

I do have an extra long weekend- started yesterday and i have off monday too! wooohooo! might do some fun traveling to the beach tomorrow!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said...

have fun on your trip!

and those bars look awesome!

and what a great pic of you! :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh fun! Enjoy your stay - Westins are usually so nice!

We do not have a long weekend here in the states - or at all in August actually!!

Today I am going for a run with my run club and then driving ot my parents' lake cabin for the night!

Good luck to your husband!

lauri ( said...

I have this strange 'Craving' to go stay in a hotel.. even if its just for one night and right down the road! I know, sounds weird, but I think I am that desperate for a mini vacation getaway!!

Hope you have a fun trip!!

Simply Life said...

so glad you tried the bars- I hope you liked them! I LOVE the mix-ins you used! great idea!

Amber said...

Good luck to your husband! Hope the half-ironman goes well!! That is super awesome :)

Amanda said...

That bed looks incredibly comfy. Good luck to your husband!

Mom on the Run said...

Good Luck to your husband. That is impressive. I love street fairs. Be sure to photograph your findings :)

Why am I here??? said...

GOOD LUCK to the hubby! I'm so happy to have found your blog since you're so close to home ;) Enjoy your trip!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh! Jealous!!

Good luck to your hubby and have fun at Sunterra :-)

sophia said...

I'm gonna have a very very long weekend: three weeks worth until school starts! I can hardly wait. :D

I'm glad you're having a good time! I love the dried apricots in those bars...adds a bit of sparkle! :-)

Madeline- Greens and Jeans said...

I hope your husband had a fantastic race yesterday! I can't wait to hear about it!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

those power bars look great. I used to do something like that all the time but stopped. I need to get back on that wagon because they are so good!

Kacy said...

I love weekend getaways! Hope you had a great time!

The Fajdich Times said...

The Westin looks very nice. Ironman fun! That pizza looks yummy:)

Allysia said...

Hope you had a blast in Calgary! I haven't made power bars/granola bars in forever, you reminded me how much I love them!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

I'm sure he's already done, but GOOD LUCK to the hubby!!

Calgary has some good places to eat!! YUM... If you are still there check out the Sultan's Tent... best Moroccan food ever!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The pizza looks amazing!! Love your hair - it's so pretty!

Unknown said...

Those power bars look delicious! I hope the race went well!!!

Vanessa said...

Those power bars look really good! I used to love the actual Power Bars they sell at the store -- before I realized they were full of chemicals. I definitely want to make these soon!

One Healthy Apple said...

Can I just say how gorgeous your hair (and you) look in that first picture?

Anonymous said...

you go hubby!!!! Everything looks so good!!! Did I mention I might go to Vancouver in a few months?