Posts tagged ‘laugh’

March 4, 2011

Oh, Oh, Oh…It’s Magic

Happy Friday girls (and guys)! The weekend is here, the weather is warm (50 degrees means windows down) and I’ve got lots to accomplish! My weekend should be anything but relaxing…but such is life!

This morning I wanted to test out my first Chobani so I reached in the fridge with my eyes closed and out came a Honey Flavor.

all of my pictures of shadows today…not sure why!

I knew I wanted to do something more than just eat yogurt out of the container so I went on their website and found a recipe for Honey Scented Blueberry Muffins. I changed around a few things to make them even healthier than they already were and they came out fantastic! No oil, eggs, or added sugar which is always a plus! I tallied up the stats for you, but only because it’s Friday and I’m in a good mood 🙂

Calories – Serving size 1 muffin: 104 calories, 0 grams of fat, 22 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber and 3.5 grams of protein

I’ve always loved muffins but after seeing the stats for them at a chain breakfast drive-thru *coughDunkinDonutscough* (470 calories, 17 g of fat, 73 grams of carbs, 38 sugars) I’ve decided that I will no longer be ordering one of those… I’m just as satisfied with my color changing muffins! OK, I’m sure you’re all hoping I shut-up now and show you my magic muffins…so here you go 🙂

Magic Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C whole-wheat pastry flour, plus 1 Tbsp flour reserved
  • 1/2 C whole wheat flour
  • 6 tsp NuNaturals Stevia Fiber Baking Blend
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp iodized salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp + 2 tbsp warm water EnerG Egg Replacer
  • 3 Tbsp Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 1 C Honey 0% Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • 1 C blueberries, frozen
  • 1/2 C Unsweetened Almond Milk

Directions

Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl add Ener-G and warm water and set to side. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, Stevia, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.

In another bowl, whisk together egg mix, applesauce, vanilla and Chobani.

In a small bowl toss the blueberries with reserved flour until lightly coated, add to egg mixture.

are you tired of my winnie the pooh spoon yet?

Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, using a spatula fold ingredients together just until dry ingredients are moistened. Be careful to not over mix the batter, as it will cause the batter to be slightly stiff and not smooth.

Purple Batter!

Violety-Gray batter?

Line muffin pans with paper muffin cups, spray lightly with non-stick spray. Fill muffin cups half way and place in oven.

BLUE batter!

Bake at 375°F for 12-20 minutes until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.

Green Muffins!?

Excuse the 100 year old muffin pan.

It’s a green monster muffin!

Serve with a dollop of Chobani Honey Greek Yogurt or The Bees Knees Peanut Butter.

These were so good I decided to have one for breakfast and one for dinner 🙂 I love living solo but I now have 10 blueberry muffins and 3/4 of a banana bread loaf in my freezer because I bake faster than I can eat (well really but not really). Anyone wanna come over for breakfast? 😉

Call me crazy but I wanted to try another Chobani flavor for a snack today… I grabbed the Black Cherry and did a little taste test. I used half a container of the Black Cherry Chobani and half of a homemade protein granola bar. This particular one had fruit on the bottom so I did a quick mix before scooping it into a separate bowl. 3 words – Smooth and Creamy. To be honest, I’m not even a cherry kind of girl and I really enjoyed this! I think adding the granola was kind of like having a dessert – Cherry Cobbler maybe? Healthy pie… I might be on to something here!

Lunch was a can of tuna, a green apple and a handful of raisins mixed and placed in lettuce cups. I’m finally out of bib lettuce – The container lasted me 2 weeks! Every time I make tuna at work the cat rubs against me until I share. I never knew cats were table beggers!

Gym consisted of 30 minutes on the arc trainer (SO HARD for me!?) and 10 on the stairmaster plus 10 minutes of abs when I got home. I hate doing abs at the gym because there is never enough room so I stick with my on demand videos.

Time for my favorite FRIDAY!

3 of my favorite YouTube videos I’ve seen this week… If you are looking for a good laugh definitely check these out!

Funniest video I’ve seen in a while!

The obvious… Such a joke. Yeah, I’m on a drug – It’s called CHARLIE SHEEN!

This has some dirty words so beware…

I’ll just be organizing/cleaning tonight and staring at this appliance waiting for it to magically fix itself… 😦

RIP Ice Cream Maker

Zumba and Body Pump or Spin and Body Pump tomorrow morning?? Decisions, decisions…

Questions: Do you have any good recipes that include Greek Yogurt? If so link them! What are your weekend plans?

PS: I get a lot of random searches that lead people to my blog but today I had one that said “Hot teenage girl runs out of gas in the middle of nowhere” UM WHAT!?

December 19, 2010

Testing…Testing 1.2.3.

Well here goes nothing! I’ve been inspired to start writing again…Forgive me as I may need some time to reach my utmost potential. I’ve been out of the game for a while!

I plan on writing about anything and everything… From recipes and workouts to music and love. Sometimes I’m all about eating clean and healthy – and the next day I might have 15 sticks of butter in front of me and suddenly transform into a slimmer, less Southern version of Paula Deen. Whatever it may be that I’m cooking, I promise you it wont be boring.

I love love LOVE to bake. Just about every Sunday night you will hear the words “I’m never eating sweets again” come out of my mouth. By Tuesday I will be jotting down ideas for the BEST DESSERT EVER! I blame my sweet tooth (teeth) on my Grandma…But truly, I wouldn’t want it any other way. I grew up helping her bake fudge and sugar cookies every Christmas and it’s a tradition I hope to continue with my grandkids…sometime far, far, FAR away 🙂

There are 2 things I watch on TV – Football and Food. I’m starting to think I have an obsession with the letter F? Anyways… Since tomorrow is Sunday I hope to post a Football Foodie Recipe. (I promise I’ll think of a more creative name by tomorrow, I’m just getting started here).

For now, here is everything you need to know about me in a nutshell.

I live as I always have—by my own rules, wits, and desires. I can tell you that life is worth living. I’m a hot mess and so is my room. I might laugh too much for my own good. I’m an obsessive doodler. I’ll probably never hate you even if I say I do. I fall into walls and laughs at my own jokes. Honesty always gets my attention, not just someone who is honest to me–but someone who is honest with themselves; that is a quality I really enjoy, admire, and love. I know how to laugh out loud and party hard. I always stay up late and never sleep in. I take way too many pictures, because I figure no one takes a picture of something they want to forget. I’ve seen too many movies – Well…half of every movie – Turn off the lights and I’m out. I am somewhat of a Martha Stewart. I could spend hours days in Target. I’ve learned to not to take things too serious. I’m a sucker for pretty eyes and a nice smile. I’m not concerned with impressing a bunch of people who I’ll never meet. There are too many mediocre things in life and love should not be one of them. I’m not good at goodbyes. I like to write and love to cuddle. My family, friends and boyfriend mean the most. I’m loud and extremely opinionated. I don’t sugarcoat anything but I believe a lot of people appreciate this quality and ask for my advice on a variety of issues. Running is the greatest escape. Cooking is talent. One of my many. There is nothing prettier than a sunset or sunrise.A bright start I’m done living in the past; all it does is break your heart. I’m living for now. I’m living in the moment. I’m living for my future.