If you’re like me and like to end your day with something sweet, this Frozen Yogurt Bark is your next must-try dessert!
I got adapted this recipe from Gemma over at BiggerBolderBaking, and if you haven’t check out her website or youtube channel DO IT NOW. She has so many great ideas and and lots of them you can customize to what flavors you want/have on hand.
That’s why I love the Frozen Yogurt Bark, I used up half a Complete Cookie from Len & Larry’s with some chips, but you could add fruit or whatever you are in the mood for.
The result is a super satisfying dessert or snack that you can whip up ahead of time and snap off a piece when you want it!
2 Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurts (vanilla)
1 Tbsp. Honey
1/2 Len & Larry’s The Complete Cookie (chocolate chip)
2 Tbsp. Chocolate Chips
*These are just suggestions, keep the yogurt and honey, but add whatever you want!
If you haven’t caught on to the cauliflower-fever yet, get ready.
I love cauliflower because it feels like I am eating a carb, but still lets me have ice cream later because it is significantly lower in calories and carbs than actual carbs. You with me?
I started with cauliflower rice (just blending it up and throwing it in a skillet with some protein), then mastered the cauliflower pizza crust (still delicious despite not actually being pizza) and now I’ve discovered the greatest form for cauliflower to take of all:
These babies pair great with anything, but I love to make them with turkey meatballs because if you want to make your life super easy you can go to Trader Joe’s buy the PRE-RICED CAULIFLOWER & FROZEN TURKEY MEATBALLS and you have done 90% of the work already.
1.25 cup Trader Joe’s Pre-Riced Cauliflower
1 oz grated or finely chopped mozzarella cheese
Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning to taste (or your own spice mix)
4-6 Trader Joe’s Frozen Turkey Meatballs
1-2 Tbsp. Trader Joe’s Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cook frozen meatballs according to package (30 min).
Plug in waffle maker to preheat.
In bowl combine cauliflower, egg, mozzarella and spices.
Heat in microwave for 1 minute so cheese can help the mixture congeal.
Scoop 1/3 cup of mixture into waffle maker to cook for 2 minutes.
After meatballs are finished cooking, toss in bowl with soy sauce.
Drizzle cauliflower with soy sauce if desired.
For 5 meatballs, cauliflower waffle as listed above and 2 Tbsp. soy sauce:
We all need some to-go meals to whip up when we are starving, don’t want to think and want minimum prep effort.
This week’s easy, healthy and delicious meal is brought to you by 3 main ingredients plus two spices and one condiment.
Main Ingredients (for one serving)
6 oz. ground turkey
6 oz. sweet potato
1/2 bag frozen bell peppers/onions (fresh if you’re fancy)
Garlic & Onion powder
Preheat oven to 450 degrees, line baking sheet with foil, spray with nonstick spray.
Microwave sweet potatoes for 4-5 minutes, then slice into wedges and put in oven.
In one pan cook ground turkey (sprinkle with fajita seasoning) and in another cook frozen bell peppers/onions. Combine together once cooked.
Toss sweet potato wedges occasionally while cooking and sprinkle with garlic/onion powder once they look to have about 5 minutes left to cook. (You can turn on the broiler to speed things up/make them crispier).
Top turkey, pepper, onion mixture with deli mustard and enjoy!
Below is information with 6 oz. of extra lean ground turkey and 6 oz. of sweet potato.
For the past while I have not wanted to drink protein shakes and was letting myself stay a little below my target grams of protein. I convinced myself it was okay to slack on the protein and sub it for my beloved rice cakes instead, because they were low calorie or the same calories as my protein shake
But this wasn’t working for me.
Surprise, surprise I was hungry throughout the day because I was replacing 20 grams of protein with temporarily satisfying carbs that did not keep me full.
So I have challenged myself to drink a protein shake every day for the next two weeks.
I have already noticed how much better I feel and am not left wanting to graze in the late morning hours.
This may seem silly and it’s important to know that this is not my goal because protein shake are the healthiest thing ever or that everyone needs to drink them.
This is my goal because with this extra 20 grams of protein (that I can easily whip up and take with me) I feel more full and notice that I am less likely to snack on random things throughout the day if my protein is at an appropriate level.
Now onto the recipe. I like my protein shakes on the thicker side and of sufficient quantity. Make the appropriate modifications for what you like!
Strawberry Banana Protein Shake
2/3 cup frozen strawberries
1/3 ripe banana
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup ice
1 tsp. peanut butter
1 scoop protein powder (mine was chocolate)
Add all these to a blender and let it work for a minute or two until everything is nice and smooth!