Bradi Bear recipe for safe driving

How's it goin' everybody? Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? Rumor has it that TV screens will add ten pounds, so I try to stay on the trim side. But I believe living a healthy lifestyle is important for everyone, and it has always been a priority of mine. In honor of National Nutrition Month I've decided to share some of my FAVORITE recipes with you! A little sweet, a little savory, and a little safety!

Peanut Butter Pup-sicles

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter **I like smooth, but you could substitute chunky or low fat if that's your kinda thing
  • 1 cup greek vanilla yogurt **You can get adventurous here with some flavors, but I normally accept whatever Momma has in the fridge at the time

Mix ingredients in a large bowl until combined. Scoop mixture into ice tray (Taylor King bought me a special one for my birthday that is shaped like a doggy bone). Freeze for at least 2 hours. Serve immediately. 


Peanut-butter Pumpkin Pupcakes

  • 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (creamy really is better this time)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix pumpkin, peanut butter, and water on medium speed until combined. Reduce to low and slowly add the flour until combined and batter is pourable. Pour batter into a lined mini cupcake pan, each one about 2/3 full. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool before icing with extra peanut butter and bacon treat decor! Refrigerate any extras that aren't eaten (this normally doesn't happen). 


Safe Driving

  • 1:1 ratio of seatbelt to passenger
  • Up-to-date drivers license
  • Adequate fuel 
  • Working lights, steering, engine, and brakes
  • Activated airbags
  • Reduced to no distractions (can vary depending on uncontrollable situations such as weather)
    **no substitutions allowed for bluetooth devices such as texting, tweeting, instagram-ing at stoplights/stop signs, etc.

Make sure to buckle your seatbelt FIRST thing! This is an important step that is often over looked until later or forgotten all together. Even with short trips, it can be the most important thing in this recipe; if left out, this could throw off the entire batch completely. Turn on your car and defrost if necessary. Decide if the current amount of fuel will get you to your destination, or if a trip to the gas station would be a better option. "Running on fumes" is not good for your car and can leave you in a pickle on the side of the road (pickles are not on the ingredients list). Always check your mirrors and physically turn around to look for small children, pets, and other cars when backing up. It's called a blind spot for a reason. Simmer slightly under or at the speed limit throughout the trip. Come to a complete stop at all red lights and stop signs. Always use your turn signal when changing lanes and turning. Short-cutting any of these steps is not advised. The recipe to safe driving requires a little more time and care, but can produce a "sweet" outcome! 


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