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Thanks to the Chobani Fairy, and Morgan, for sending me an AMAZING package at the end of last week!

See the little treats in there…
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All of the amazing flavors…

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Complete with 2 of the new famous pineapple flavors. You know I had to try one as soon as I ripped open the box!

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It was even better than I had expected, even after all of the raving reviews! It was sweet and creamy and delicious! I plan on searching Columbus for the pineapple flavor, hopefully they will add them to the Costco pack I buy!

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Loving It

Such a good treat! Oikos is a great greek yogurt made by Stonyfield and available at most grocery stores.

I started by adding strawberries to the little cup…

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Then I went crazy and added a sweet white peach, some Fiber one bran flakes, and almond butter!

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It was amazing!

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Last week was hot and I had a ton to do each day. One night after dinner I was in the mood for a sweet treat that wouldn’t make me feel gross for eating it. I LOVE what I came up with.

I searched frozen yogurt recipes and came across one of my favorite blogs: 101 Cookbooks .

This blog of one of those go-to blogs full of great, healthy, natural recipes!

I modified the recipe I found and it turned out like this:

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Strawberry Pinkish Yogurt

  • 2 c. strained plain vanilla non-fat yogurt (The original recipe called for full fat but I didn’t want to use that)
  • 1.5 tblsp agave nectar
  • fresh fruit
  • splash almond milk to moisten the yogurt and add volume
  1. Mix strained yogurt with agave and place in an ice cream maker – or KitchenAid ice cream attachment, like I used
  2. Follow directions for ice cream maker adding yogurt/agave mixture
  3. Mix for about 15 min. until semi-frozen
  4. Add berries and continue mixing until desired thickness has been reached.

ENJOY!!!!

I ate mine with some almond butter drizzled on!


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Election Night dinner included a single dish of lasagna that was really like two meals.  It was perfect for both of us!  Here are the steps of this healthy, filling, delicious dinner!

His/Her Lasagna

Main Ingredients:

  • ready to use lasagna noodles (I used a total of 4 sheets for the entire dish – it was in an 8×8)
  • low-fat ricotta cheese
  • pre-made oil-free pesto (made last week with the end of the basil plant)
  • 1 egg white
  • salt and pepper
  • tomato-basil sauce
  • Parmesan cheese

Ali’s side:

  • broiled Brussel sprouts (PAM and salt and pepper for 20 min)
  • green pepper (diced)
  • arugula
  • spinach

Brady’s side:

  • lean ground beef
  • black olives
  • green peppers

Step 1: Make cheese mixture by mixing ricotta + pesto + salt and pepper + egg white.

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Step 2: Layer sauce + veggies/meat + noodle.

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Step 3: Add cheese mixture and sauce and repeat.

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Step 4: Bake at 350 degree covered with foil for 20 min. then uncovered for 10 min.  Sprinkle with parm. when you uncover it!

img_1974Yum!  This dish took no time at all to make, and it would even take less time if I had made it the night before.  These no-cook noodles are awesome!  They are not whole wheat but there are only 210 calories in 3 noodles.  I used a total of 4 noodles to make this dish, which came out to 2 large servings dinner and 2 large serving for lunches tomorrow. The key is too fill up on the fillings (veggies and lean meat!).

For dessert, while watching the results we had Pom Parfaits.

Pom Parfaits  (in each parfait)

  • 1/2 c. Greek 0% yogurt
  • 1/4 c. ff strawberry yogurt
  • 1/3 c. Bear Naked Fit granola
  • 1/4 c. Honey Flax Go Lean Crunch
  • 1/2 c. POM!

I should have added frozen blueberries to make them red, white and blue…oops!

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Hope you had a great day!

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Caramel Apple Salad

This recipe came together quickly and spur-of-the-moment right before dinner at my parents.  We had just gone to get apples and I could not wait to use them!

Caramel Apple Salad

  • apples – sliced and diced
  • fat free caramel syrup
  • 1/2 c. fat free fage
  • cinnamon

Chop the apples.  Mix the cinnamon with fage and mix it into the apples.  Drizzle with caramel syrup.

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Taco Bar Time

Lunch today was the same as yesterday: leftover quinoa, veggies and hummus, and Greek yogurt with All Bran.  It filled me up, until my snack at 3pm – a Zone bar.

After school, I was tired but decided to go to the gym for another workout.  I have been slacking lately and had time to do some weights this afternoon.

PM Workout

30 min. of stair stepper while reading my book club book Water for Elephants

Upper body weights – 30 min.

I was excited for dinner when I got home.  We have planned our menu for the week and it was taco night.  I was sick of chicken lately, so I decided to try some vegetarian taco filling.  I have had the nature burger and the veg. chili made by fantastic foods, so I figured this would be pretty good!

It is very easy to make, just add water ( I omitted the oil it called for), and microwave!  When it came out it looked a lot more like meat than I thought (I think I may be able to pass it off as ground beef in a taco for Brady, I’ll have to try next time :).

My Huge Delicious Taco Salad:

  • iceberg lettuce
  • tomato
  • grilled onions
  • corn cut off the cob
  • black beans
  • avacado
  • fake taco meat 🙂

And on to dessert:  A Greek yogurt parfait with All Bran, peaches, and mango.

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Back on Track

I think I have had a post with this title before…probably after a similar indulgent weekend.  Anyways, I am back on track, again.  I am sure this will happen again, but that’s ok, right?

We are trying to use some of the things in our freezer, so this morning I used some GimmeLean soy sausage.  I had never tried it, but it was really good!  It has no fat and only 60 calories per serving.  I mixed it with 2 egg whites and ate it all on a piece of sprouted wheat toast.  It was not a pretty meal.

Actually, it is a lot more gross looking that I thought.  Sorry.

I needed something sweet so I made a mini yogurt peach parfait!

It included:

  • Greek yogurt
  • peaches
  • 7 Grain Kashi cereal

So yummy!

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