Tomorrow is an important day, my Cousin Susan and I go on our annual Christmas shopping adventure. We head out early and shop 'til we drop..we try to get most of our list checked off and enjoy a fun lunch out. Oh yes, and we usually find a few things for ourselves too...thanks Santa!
As I'm preparing for the holiday season, I know there's a lot of go, go, go!! So I wanted to offer some tips to help you stay away from the food court line at the mall-scary, or the giant cookie/cupcake staring you in the face as you pass the corner bakery.
Here's what's in my purse for a shopping day out. I go packing....
Water, Burt's Bees lip balm, fruit, veggie sticks, Lara Bar, Kind Bar,
shades, wallet, and hand sanitizer
I don't eat all my snacks, but it's nice to know I'm prepared to tackle my shopping mission. And if it's been awhile since my last meal...I have lots of healthy choices.
This year I decided to make some homemade snack bars, oatmeal cranberry banana, to keep on hand as I'm running all over town.
These are really great bars, the recipe came from Angela's blog Oh She Glows. She a wonderful vegan blogger, that has lots of beautiful recipes, ideas, photos and stories. She is such an inspiration. And if you have two ripe bananas hanging around, this is the recipe to use 'um. You can easily change the mix around to make whatever bar you like. I'm working on one that has almond butter...coming soon.
Good luck with your holiday shopping, make sure you go 'packing' and prepared for a successful trip. Happy Weekend!