Thursday Tributes- Products, Foods and Another Frosting Recipe

 

Just a few tributes to a few things today.

First of all to my Dell laptop for making it really easy to pop my key back in place.

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To Frog’s Club One, their awesome play care, a great treadmill, my Mizuno running shoes, Access Hollywood and the 70’s Show for getting me through my 10 miler yesterday. (I only wanted to stop about 5 times. It was a rough one.)

To Costco for their double carts and the big bathroom stall that conveniently fits the cart.

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(I’m not sure if they were more excited about the cart thing or the samples they were about to consume. I’m also not sure which was more of a workout yesterday- my treadmill run or the Costco shopping trip.)

 

To my trusty highlander that has just enough space in the back to stack $300 worth of groceries around my BOB.

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Oh, no thanks guys. I got this. You just stay there and let those samples digest.

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To great priced ginormous sized products.

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To Vitalicious for a really great sale on Vitatops I saw on Facebook.

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Um yeah, nice typo Kristin. Vitaops? Duh.

Click here for the link to the coupon.

 

For some goodies I received in the mail recently.

A little fun package from Nuun Hydration. They didn’t want me for their relay team, but they sent me some fun samples, water bottles, stickers and a cool tattoo.

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My highly anticipated Love Grown Foods LOVE drop. This particular drop had a super cute notepad in the box for their bloggers.

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(They must have known I needed a new notebook to write my to do lists that never seem to get done.)

 

To this new espresso blend I found at Trader Joe’s after I spotted it in the Frequent Flyer and my favorite Torani sugar free almond syrup I’ve been adding to my morning mocha daily.

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To this new unsweetened vanilla flavor Silk Pure Almond milk that only has 35 calories (and was cheap at Target).

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To Fitmixer for their amino mix I’ve used a couple times this past week before my workouts (and a shout out to my friend Janetha sent it to me for winning her Adventurous April contest).

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And yes, everything is better in that Starbucks travel cup.

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To Clif Bar and Company and their MOJO bars. I love them. LOVE them. It’s not easy to find a dairy free bar with a decent amount of protein and these are fabulous. They average about 200 calories and 8 grams of protein.

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And to All Star Health for the best prices ever on protein bars and such.

(Disclaimer- I have an associate account with All Star Health. However to this day I have made $0, yes $0 from it. I really do just love that they have the best prices, $5.95 flat rate shipping costs and really fast shipping.)

 

And well, since I’m going to try to not talk food at all in tomorrow’s post I’ll mention some eats from yesterday in this tribute post.

 

A version of my banana oat microwave muffin with some PB2 frosting (recipe at the end of this post) for breakfast.

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There was a mix of coconut flour, oats, whole wheat flour and chia seeds in there. I didn’t measure anything because I was lazy.

 

My random tuna lunch I came up with in about 30 seconds after the exhausting Costco trip.

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These two things with a little Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning, crushed red pepper and spinach in a Flatout.

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These easy spicy enchiladas (minus the spinach) I made for STUFT Daddy for dinner (trying to be a good wife you know).

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And of course I had to put this new BBQ sauce to use. I bought it for the price (around $9), the fact that it has 35 calories per serving (most BBQ sauces have 60 or so and are full of sugar) and because the jar is just cool.

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(Don’t mind me in my pajamas.)

I used it for my broccoli slaw BBQ bake.

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How weird that I burned it. Hmm….

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The crispiness didn’t bother me too much alongside my cheese less sandwich and some Costco rotisserie chicken.

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Dessert. Um, yeah. Check this out.

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In the jar:

a spoonful (or two) of almond butter

a Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Vitatop

30 calorie Dark Chocolate Frosting 

this ice cream (yes again)

a sprinkle from Trader Joe’s Sugar, Chocolate and Coffee Bean Grinder

 

It was heaven in a jar (and enjoyed while watching Bethenny).

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This last tribute is to you.

Yes YOU and my beloved PB2.

See this?

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I can’t believe it took me this long (48 hours or so) to figure this out. Obviously I’m obsessed with this frosting, but yesterday morning I had the idea to sub in some PB2 for my favorite cocoa powder.

Um, yeah.

This is three ingredients, around 60 calories (depending on the specific milk and sugar free syrup you use) and a pretty substantial serving size. 

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Low Calorie Peanut Butter Frosting

2 tablespoons PB2 (12 grams)

1 tablespoon sugar free maple syrup

1 tablespoon milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze)

 

Mix ingredients together.

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Top anything and everything.

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Tell me you love me.

Just kidding.

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Phew. Long post. Too much food talk.

But, this frosting recipe was too good to not include on here, right?

 

Happy Thursday friends.

Have any products worth a tribute?

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Comments

  1. 1

    I love just mixing PB2 with water and Hazelnut Stevia. It’s so flipping good.

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    Meg says:

    I definitely agree :) You just had to include that wonderful recipe :) Thank you, love!

    I love the sounds of that almond syrup as well! Have you ever tried their white chocolate sugar free flavour? It’s my favourite :) I will mix it into Greek yogurt and top pancakes with it. OR Blend my cottage cheese with it. Now that is heaven my friend

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    PB2 is so so good, I can’t wait to try that frosting….I still haven’t been able to try Love Grown granola, it’s always such a tease when I see it on blogs!
    Have you tried the new unsweetened almond milk with added protein? I’ve heard about it but haven’t seen in a store yet. just wondering if you’ve tried it and what you thought! :)

    • 3.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I bought the almond milk plus protein (Soy Delicious brand), but it’s not unsweetened. I’m not a fan. It tastes watered down to me. :( I was bummed. I’ve been trying to pawn it over on the boys. ha ha.

  4. 4

    That is one of those epic Cosco trips I kind of dream about. Nice job packing it all in, very impressive. And yet again your dinner makes me drool. Still have yet to try PB2, you think I would jump on that bandwagon.

    • 4.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Get some PB2 right now!!! :) Oh, Costco is actually usually worse if it’s a big trip. Ha ha. Usually the packing spills over to the other seats.

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    That FitMixer stuff rocks!!! They gave us a container and Blend and I am plowing through mine.

    Baked slaw rocks. so does PB icing… you make yours almost exactly like I make mine except I use maple extract. Soooo good!

    • 5.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Fitmixer is pretty impressive isn’t it? I want to try the grape flavor. :) So glad you finally tried the baked slaw. :) I’ve done it Mexican before and it’s good. My favorite is with marinara though. Maple extract? I’ll have to try that. :) Hugs pretty lady!

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    Coco says:

    Wow, packing your car after a Costco run is like an olympic sport! I love that I know someone who eats more broccoli than I do- now I don’t feel so strange ;)

    • 6.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Oh I go through withdrawals without broccoli slaw. LOL. That would be awesome if it was an Olympic sport by the way. I might have a chance at being good at something.

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    Annie says:

    Jeez woman! You are the queen of guilt-free desserts. (And making use of every square inch in your car – impressive!) Thanks to your blog, all these deelicious sweet recipes has made me a happy woman in the evenings. Hubby even thanks you, for a happy woman = happy house.

    • 7.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Annie- I’m only the queen because I eat huge dessserts like they’re going out of style. :) I have to come up with healthy alternatives. Aww….. the hubby? Yay! :)

  8. 8

    Thanks to you I will be covering everything in frosting from now on!

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    Love so many of those things too. And Nuun. Anytime I tried it at expos I didn’t like it. Then, I won some and gave it a shot during some longer runs. Oh my!!!! Sooooooooo good when your body needs those electrolytes. I’m making a point to run with my water bottle during the marathon just so I can have Nuun tablets.

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    Janetha says:

    SO MANY GOOD THINGS IN THIS POST! I am overloaded!

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    I am almost out of my PB2 but I need to make this frosting!!! Looks too good :D

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    Thanks for recommending AllStarHealth. I haven’t been there and I have like 5 sites that I check prices on before I buy something because I buy nearly everything online. I think peanut flour just runs through my blood stream now.

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    Sherry says:

    Hey K! (lol that rhymes) Thank you for sharing the broccoli slaw w/ BBQ sauce recipe. I am now addicted. Of tweak I made is to crock pot my own chicken with clean eating BBQ sauce. 2 chicken breasts(or more since you eat it almost every day) plus 1 cup sauce per breast- 8 hrs on low and VIOLA! Shreds easily and it so moist! I also make salsa chicken lettuce wraps and sub salsa instead of BBQ.

    • 13.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Sherry- that crockpot chicken sounds amazing (as do the lettuce wraps). :) I’m going to have to try them both. :) What’s clean eating BBQ sauce?

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      Sherry says:

      The eat clean diet. Go to eatcleandiet.com basically no white flour or white sugar, no additives or preservatives or anything processed. Some people eliminate dairy as well. Everything is as organic as possible, homemade and fresh. I make homemade coffee creamer, BBQ sauce and lots of other stuff. Also check out thegraciouspantry.com based on your current diet- you are almost clean eating and you didn’t know it! (c: my fav snack is clean eating Graham crackers. Simple and quick to make, your boys would love them.

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    Amy says:

    ooo i so wanna try that unsweetened vanilla almond milk. i usually dont buy almond or soy milk (flavored ones) bc they’re sweetened, so i love finding unsweetened versions! btw, im totally trying ur pb2 frosting. i tried ur choc frosting last night on a vitaptop and it hit the spot!! love ur recipes!

    • 14.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Me too. I try to only have the unsweetneed ones. :) Thanks for saying you like my crazy concoctions. :) I’m a nutball and would probably have more time on my hands if I wasn’t thinking this stuff up. :)

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    I knew it! I knew you rocked the COSTCO size drushed peppers.

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    I tried the chocolate frosting today, with a teeny bit of normal maple syrup (since I can’t have artificial sweeteners) and stevia, and it was SO GOOD. genius!

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    Lisa says:

    I want to come over and eat all of your food this minute! Everything looks so good! I love peanut flour, I eat at a serving at least once a day. It’s the best. And I love banana microwaves muffins, delicious. Costco is the best for huge sized items, I love those crushed red pepper flakes too and the cinnamon there is the best ever!

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    Kathy says:

    major post…I think I need to reread it in order to add any “real” thoughts….ha!

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    Bonnie says:

    YUM to pretty much everything in this post, Kristin! I haven’t commented lately but I read daily – just love you and a peek into your life. Thanks for sharing with us (and WHOA I gotta try that frosting recipe when I get a new stash of almond/peanut butter back in the house!). :D

    • 19.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      It’s mutualy Bonnie. I haven’t commented on other blgos either, but your vacation seems like it was a blast. I totally get the whole cereal thing too. :) Hugs!

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    Ooo yum that frosting sounds and looks super delicious!! Right now I’m loving NuNaturals stevia. I won some in a giveaway and it’s delicious :)

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    Sherry F says:

    I could never get sick of your creations, so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

    My late night snack I’ve been loving lately is greek yogurt with 1 TBSP of Chia seeds sprinkled with stevia and cinnamon of course. I put it in the fridge for at least 1/2 hr or more, the longer the better. When I’m ready to eat it I take it out and top it with whatever nut butter I have on hand, more cinnamon, and then pour chocolate sauce all over it. My chocolate sauce is cocoa powder, stevia, and almond milk.

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    Kristen says:

    First of all, your boys are too cute! But sheesh, how rude of them not to help load the car :) . I’m a fellow highlander owner and I love how much I can fit in it. Although, I didn’t realize you can fit THAT much in it :) . That’s some serious skill! All of your food looks so yummy! I’m definitely going to try that frosting with my PB2.

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    You are seriously the dessert queen! I love it!

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    I love Mojo Bars too! I have to try Vitatops they sound yumylish.

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    Miz says:

    oooh Im now looking for that hazelnut stevia too!!!!

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    Becky Przy says:

    Yum! I am going to have to try that frosting! The almond milk is good–I have bought it the past 2 weeks. Your everyday ‘favorites’ must be rubbing off on me–I bought vitatops and flatout wraps for the first time this week! You have very good taste…I just have to try broccoli slaw, but we don’t have a TJ’s anywhere near here.

    Happy Friday!

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    Mimi says:

    I love your site and recipes and variations!
    I tried the PB frosting w/ more SF syrup- like 1/4 c, choc PB2 and a little almond milk. Microwaved a few seconds and had an amazing ice cream/desert topper!!

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    Linda says:

    I get my best price on PB2 & chocolate PB2 at vitacost.com

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    Rachel says:

    Thank you for the PB frosting inspiration! I made flatout french toast and topped it with your frosting, only reversing the quantities of PB2 & SF syrup to make it runnier. Delicious!!!

    • 29.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Flatout French toast? Tell me how you make that!!!!

      • Rachel says:

        Well, I plan to stuft-ify my regular recipe next time ;) …but I used this recipe for the custard: 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp sugar (that makes enough for 6 slices of bread) The Flat outs aren’t very absorbent so I let it soak a bit longer than bread, and then dripped off and cooked on the griddle like normal.
        I bought the Flatouts on my last Costco trip after seeing them on your blog, and I’ve been having fun experimenting with them. Made like french toast they kind of taste like a cross between a pancake and french toast.

        PS–yet another reason I love Costco, I stumbled across your blog while Googling their Sweet Kale salad, two of my favorite finds ever!

  30. 30

    made this frosting tonight with chocolate PB2 and sugar free chocolate syrup…AMAZINGGG!! can’t wait to link this up for all my blog followers!

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    Mari says:

    I can relate to the injury. I actually didnt gain weight, I lost muscle mass. I was surprised at how in shape my body stayed even with 1-2 months of nothing. completely off. It was hard at first (the amount of time you get without workouts…..) but then I found other things to do. It wasn’t bad. I am so grateful to have rested and wished I did it sooner so I could have held on to my health better. Now, I have some semi-permanent injuries but am so glad I can exercise! You’ll be surprised how well your body adapts to not working out and soon that runners appetite will slow down. Then, you’ll be running again! Listen to your body. Sometimes pain is a warning. You’ll know. And if U can still elliptical etc at least U can move. RUnning will be there when u get back!

    I am no longer allowed to have cookie dough Quest bars in my home. I have proven myself:( hee hee

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