Posts Tagged ‘pretzels’

If you are looking for something super easy, quick and low fat for a tailgate appetizer this fall, I have an idea for you!


  1. Buy 2 boxes of soft pretzels from the freezer section of the grocery store. (160 cal and 1 gram of fat – they are made with white flour, but it could be a lot worse!)
  2. Cook pretzels in the microwave adding salt as desired.
  3. Cut into bite sized pieces.
  4. Serve on a platter with different kinds of mustard – I used spicy and honey mustard.


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my spelt berries, that is! I have been trying to be like Abbie and a few other bloggers who have been sprouting. I didn’t know if it was going to work, but I am happy to say that it was much easier than I thought it would be! The problem I had after I made them, I didn’t know what to do with them. I decided for tonight to just add them to my dinner. It worked great! I loved their chew and the idea that they were so healthy! IMG_3874.JPG

Here is the process of my dinner…

  1. Fill bottom of my bowl with spinach and top with sprouted spelt.


2. Cover the spinach and sprouts with my veggie mixture: chickpeas, squash, zuc and broccoli. Plus more sprouts.


3. Add a Laughing Cow Light and fresh tomatoes.


Enjoy with a huge smile 🙂

This dinner was amazing! It reminded me of summer! I ate while I finished packing up the pretzels for Katie’s wedding. Brady was at his soccer game so he unfortunately missed out on the sprouts, until tomorrow at least! 🙂

A sneak peak at the pretzels….


A close up of the cute sprouts!


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Last night we had our friends Katie and Kurt over for dinner and wedding work! They are getting married in less than 2 weeks! Last night Katie and I worked on making their favors – chocolate covered pretzels with white chocolate drizzle. See the details below.

Before we started the process and after we went to 2 Krogers to get the pretzels and chocolate, we need to fuel up with some healthy cookout food! We had:

  • boneless skinless pork chops(marinated in Carribean Jerk) on the grill – I had baked tofu
  • corn on the cob
  • baked potatoes and sweet potatoes
  • Peanutty Cabbage-Apple Slaw
  • guac with chips for snacking before dinner

Here is the Slaw:


Peanutty Cabbage-Apple Slaw

  • 1 small head of green cabbage
  • 2 small apples
  • 1 jicama (optional – I added this to make more slaw for my lunch)
  • a sprinkle of peanuts


  • 1 tbsp. light miracle whip
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • sesame seeds

Put the cabbage, apple and jicama into the food processor to shred. Mix with dressing and serve! IMG_3862.JPG

Pretzel Time

After dinner was cleaned up we set to work on the 20 bags of pretzels, 15 lbs. of chocolate and 600 yds. of ribbon. The goal was to make wedding favors that consisted of 2 pretzels each for 260 guests =over 500 pretzels! We started around 8:30, after a relaxing dinner on the deck (we probably should have started working a little faster but we were enjoying the summer weather!). While we worked the boys watched the CAVS game and cut ribbon.

Pretzel Preview:

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Working hard, and accurately – you can see them measuring each one!


The pretzel party concluded around 10:30, just in time to watch the end of the CAVS game. Bummer.

The plan for tonight is to bag and bow the pretzels!

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