Time to spill the beans.
I am addicted to these Peach Crumb Bars, but that’s not what I am spilling about.
I gained weight. Yes, I was pregnant, but still, I gained weight. I don’t even know how I managed to do that. The thought of food made me so sick that I think I cooked and baked a total of maybe 10 times in 9 months. That’s the reason why I couldn’t blog…I didn’t have any material to blog about. Plus the fact that I wanted to sleep all day.
But, the doctor said I gained it because the baby needed it. Aha. Okay. I’m sure the baby really needed my 40 pounds…and the chocolate that I feasted on day in and day out. I had to compensate with something…baby was taking all those much needed vital minerals and vitamins. And, of course, the Nutella spread all over my morning waffles.
But, I did lose 20 pounds right after birth.
That’s me two weeks before delivery. It was all worth it. It always is. ♥
SO, as soon as this 4th trimester is over – yes, I do believe in the 4th trimester, just ask my body – I will stop eating.
Um. Yeah. Right.
Portion control. Balance. I’m really good at that. In fact, that is how I maintain my weight; I eat everything, but in moderation. For now, though, I will try to slow down on the eggs and butter for a little while. Like a week. And, if it tastes as good as the real stuff, I’ll post it.
Like these Peach Crumb Bars. They were awesome!
I swapped the eggs for bananas, kept the butter, but topped the bars with fruit and nuts. Now, that’s balance.
You know what’s good here? The crust. It’s made with light brown sugar and bananas. Yums! Also, the filling. The filling is really good. You can use any stone fruit; peaches, plums, nectarines…
Don’t leave these bars for the next day. And don’t say I didn’t warn you. They will be mushy. If you like mush, then go ahead and leave them out. If you don’t like mush, make them on Sunday morning and serve them as soon as everyone is ready to eat. Oh, and don’t cut them until completely cooled. You won’t be disappointed.