Ha ha ha! Guess what I experimented with today. I’ll get to that in a bit.
First off, I NEED to give a shout out to my dear friend, Jenna, who is 9 months pregnant with baby number 2 and STILL coming to Strollerwise class. I am so proud of her, excited for her, and most of all thankful for her dedication and support with my classes. The boys send their love…..
Don’t be fooled. They love the stroller and they love class (most of the time). I just happen to catch them at a weak moment this morning. ha!
A quick peek at my dinner last night.
Some Costco rotisserie chicken, TATS barbeque sauce, and a jalapeno over quinoa. It was fabulous.
Smoothies today were kale, strawberries, a couple of frozen banana chunks, soymilk, apple juice and a little yogurt.
The kale was a little strong tasting so I was nervous that they boys might not go for it.
I was wrong. They loved them. Yay! (and yes, that’s right, they are Supermen)
Man I hate cleaning those cups though. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions for easier smoothie cups? Grrrr…. anyway…..
I spent the afternoon steaming,
(Aren’t those containers cool? Microwave steamers. LOVE them!)
and freezing vegetables.
I made some carrot cubes that I’m planning on using in smoothies. We’ll see if it works.
Then I prepared dinners. Shrimp and Trader Joe’s Chimchurri rice for Andrew. Macaroni and cheese with pureed broccoli and veggie dogs for the boys.
Now… on to more kale.
Everyone’s been talking about kale chips. I tried to make them once before. Burned the crap out of them and still made myself eat them. Then was almost physically ill when I went for a run afterward. But, I’m not one to give up, so I thought I’d try it again. And………. success! Yay! I used some leaves from a bag of kale from Trader Joe’s. (They just started selling it prepackaged already cut and rinsed.) Put some on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray. Sprayed a little more on top. Topped it with sea salt, pepper and cayenne.
Baked it at 400 for a little while. (Sorry- I didn’t time it. I think it was about 10 minutes.) And…….. they were awesome. Crunchy, spicy, yummy. I had to pair them with a sandwich wrap. A Flatout wrap with fat free cream cheese, turkey, a jalapeno, sprouts, and broccoli slaw. Mmmmm.
After a long night at the Y (teaching 3 classes), I knew I wanted a big bowl of “ice cream” after dinner. Let me just show you the masterpiece I created. Oh wait,
So, anyway..…. I started making this because I have been known to sit and easily down a whole pint of ice cream in one sitting. I freaking love big portions. Ugh. I needed an alternative that I could make kind of big, feel satisfied and still keep the calories somewhat reasonable. So I came up with my…..
STUFT Fro Yogurt
I’ve made all different kinds of variations, but tonight I wanted something with some peanut butter and chocolate. Here’s what I got out.
Here’s what I did. Mix 1 cup FAGE 0% with 1-1 1/2 serving(s) (8-12 grams) sugar free vanilla jello pudding mix. add 1 splenda packet and a little vanilla extract.
In a separate container combine 1/2 cup Cool Whip Free with a little cocoa powder.
I used some PB2 as my peanut butter. It’s this REALLY cool stuff that comes in powder form and you mix it with water to make peanut butter. LOVE it! Less calories and less fat than regular peanut butter. I also just add tablespoons of the powder to yogurt, cottage cheese, muffin mix, etc. Sooo many things you can do with this stuff!
You’ll have 3 different mixes.
First, mix in the peanut butter with the yogurt mixture. Then, gently fold in the Cool Whip to the yogurt and PB mix. It should look something like this.
Put in a container. Cover and freeze for about an hour or so. Maybe a little bit longer. (Warning- If you leave it in the freezer too long it get’s a bit icy and hard to eat. You definitely don’t want it sitting in the freezer overnight.)
While I was waiting for my STUFT Fro Yogurt I needed some Cheesy Wild Bread STUFT Style. The presentation wasn’t as pretty.
But the taste was just as good! Hey look at all that crushed red pepper in my sauce.
Yum! Okay, it had been long enough……….. on to dessert. I got out the STUFT Fro Yogurt from the freezer.
Decided I needed a few of these on top.
Umm… hmmmm……I’m a little embarrassed at how big this dessert got, but I told myself I’d put it all out there in this blog so………. look at this puppy.
You know what else? There’s even a Peanut Butter Fudge Vitatop on the bottom. Holy catfish people! It was DELICIOUS!!!!!!! I love that I can have this HUGE serving rather than a dinky piece of some crazy full-fat cake or something (I occasionally do that though too, but not on a regular basis).
Oh man, 11:50. 10 minutes to be in bed. I need some advice though. Should I post shorter posts more often? (One morning one and one night one? That way I and focus on one meal or one topic at a time.) I feel like these are getting LONG (and probably boring). Let me know what you think.
Tomorrow is FITNESS FRIDAY! I’m finally going to post an at home strength workout on here (for my awesome niece)! Woo hoo!!!!!!
Good night! Here’s a little something, just because….