Oh hey there. Before we delve into the food part of this post (hello, Detour’s newest flavor: SMART Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar!), let’s talk baby William for a second.
And his cuteness. Rather, his “I take an hour to go to bed.” Seriously. Almost every night. We have our bedtime routine. I change him into a clean diaper and fresh pajamas, we sing songs, I give him a baby massage, we read books, he nurses, and he almost falls asleep. When he’s still a little bit awake, I put him in his crib (per the doctor’s recommendation), but then he wakes back up and is WIDE AWAKE! Like, smiling, laughing, kicking, and squealing. So I think, maybe he wants to play again. So we play. Then he gets super cranky and needs to be rocked to sleep. So I rock. He’s almost sleeping, I put him down, and the same thing happens!
I’ve tried to just literally rock him to sleep, and that sometimes helps, but sometimes when he’s wide awake, he just won’t go to sleep. Soooooo…. how do I remedy this?
(This doesn’t happen for naps, just bedtime.)
While you think of your answer, let’s talk food. Today is WIAW so I’m linking up with Peas and Crayons. Be sure to check out all the other great food posts for meal inspiration!
Breakfast: I have been on an egg kick, but yesterday morning I was in the mood to switch it up a bit, so I went with overnight oats.
Overnight oats are the best. Especially because you don’t really have to make them the night before. Sometimes I do, but other times I make them the morning of and let them soak for thirty minutes, and they’re just as good. Tomorrow I’ve got a big post coming with tons of overnight oats recipes, so stay tuned!
Lunch: spinach salad with salmon, cranberries, sunflower seeds, parmesan, and a drizzle of balsamic.
Dinner: Blake’s Old Fashioned Mac & Cheese – can’t ever go wrong with mac & cheese, especially as the weather gets cooler!
Recycled photo, but looked the same!
Snack: Detour’s SMART Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar
I’ve raved and raved and raved about Detour countless times before, and they’ve done it again! Peanut Butter Chocolate is their newest flavor for their SMART bars. One thing I love about Detour’s SMART bars is that they’re not coated in chocolate as so many other protein bars are. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much out of this bar because I thought it would be covered in chocolate, but I agreed to give it a shot when they emailed asking for a review because, let’s be real, peanut butter chocolate is a pretty stellar combination mostly all the time. I opened a bar and…
Itz not coated in chocolate – AWESOME! I was so happy to see that; there are just little chocolate bits mixed in to the bar, peanut butter flavor throughout, and a Greek style yogurt drizzle on top. Faaaaantastic! I’ve posted these stats before, but a quick overview on the highlights of the SMART bar:
- made with all natural ingredients and whey protein
- 130 calories
- 3 grams of fiber
- 11 grams of protein
Well done, Detour. What do you think, William?
I was falling asleep two seconds ago…. and now I’m WIDE AWAKE!
Good thing he’s cute!
Do you prefer chocolate covered protein bars or not?
Moms: Bedtime tips?!