Oh my goodness people. Evidently I retired just in time. I worked out for just a few minutes before going to work (the weights were being used when I was there yesterday, so had to get these in.) Then I went to work for Vicky. Things were unusually busy today so my ‘work’ (I know, THREE WHOLE HOURS) involved me either standing in one place or walking around on a concrete floor. I swear. I was WORN OUT!! So on the way home, I re-thought my dinner plans. What would be quick and easy? Ah. Another salad.
This one was a goodie. Chicken (again about two ounces) tossed in a bit of BBQ sauce, half an apple, 1 ounce of fresh asiago cheese (BTW, this is good, but not nearly as flavorful as aged asiago,) and baby greens. I made a salad dressing in the bowl of olive oil, rice wine vinegar, honey, and salt and pepper. Yum yum yum.
Doncha love how long it takes to eat a salad?
So, I ate those refrigerator oatmeals three mornings in a row. Quite good. I loved the chia seeds. I didn’t like the oats so much. Which is weird, because I love muesli in my yogurt. So I thought about making chia pudding. Of course I googled it, and came up with several promising recipes. This one looked the most promising, but I did change it up a bit. The thing is, it is not as thick as I would think it should be. I think I might have made a mistake and used half the amount of chia seeds. Especially after looking at her pics again. Anyway, it is quite tasty. My recipe was simple: 1 cup almond milk, 1 cup plain yogurt, 4Tbsp chia seeds (this is where I think maybe I only added two,) 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut, and 2Tbsp honey. Put it all in one of those mason jars and stir. I liked the idea of making a coconut pudding to use as a base for whatever I would like to add. Here is what I added for tonight’s dessert.*
That’s only two squares of my favorite dark chocolate (50 cal.)
I never know how to take a picture of stuff like this. It really helps to choose the right container for it.
I’ve been thinking about making some chocolate froyo for a while, so when I saw this recipe over on Katie’s blog I had to try my version. VERY satisfying. I used 3 frozen banana cubes, about 2 Tbsp of my homemade yogurt, 1 Tbsp cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp vanilla, pinch of salt, and maybe 1/2 Tbsp of walnut butter. The only thing I would say is that if I was more patient, I would put it back in the freezer for maybe 1/2-1 hour to let it firm up a bit. Its always pretty melty after whirling around in my food processor. But VERY tasty!*
I’m trying to find desserts that are very lightly sweetened, and also I am having fruit more often for dessert. I especially am loving the big bowl of watermelon that I cut up and have handy in the fridge.* I used Shelley’s ‘pineapple’ method to cut it up. That worked really great! Thanks for that idea Shelley!
* Disclaimer: I did not have all these desserts on the same night!