If you’re looking for a fun and easy dessert to serve, be sure to try my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza. It is freakishly easy to make–and you can freeze the extra slices for another day. You know that day– the day you want a dessert, but you don’t want a ton of dessert items in the house (sometimes you just want a slice of something and don’t want to make an entire cake).
I have 2 different cheesecakes (the caramel apple and a basic cheesecake) and some Velveeta fudge in the freezer right now. When I want a slice of the cheesecake, I just microwave on high for about 30 seconds. And really? With the caramel apple cheesecake in the microwave for a brief period, it is especially fantastic.
So if temptation is a concern, go ahead and bake and then freeze (the dessert, not yourself). Pre-proportioning saves time, money, carbohydrates and calories, too.
Now on to how I’ve been doing with my weight loss and continued sussing out of foods to which I’m intolerant or allergic to… Be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled share my progress and thoughts, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). Be sure to subscribe for updates by adding your email right (in the sidebar) or through Feedburner in the title bar up top. You can also click the tab up top that says Mid-Year Resolution for regular updates.
I ate this:
Breakfast: Skipped because of appointments
Lunch: A big chicken salad with plantain chips + 2 sugar-free Peeps
Snack: A small handful of nuts (I was picking through them for the pecans–honest)
Dinner: S.F. Peep (it’s research. stop laughing)+ Chili Cheese Bacon Popper
Notes: Busy day today because my daughter got her driver’s license (she passed, yay!) I’ve been eating on the go. The salad I had was from a local bagel shop. I didn’t even know they had salads. It pays to check around, and I was able to support a local business, too! I am not sure how many carbohydrates I had, but I even ate a crouton or two before tossing the rest out (I have little self control around crispy bits of seasoned bread)…
What I’m learning:
The Super Bowl is this weekend, and it is so ingrained in our culture to chow down and watch some riveting football.
This Sunday I think we’re going to set up a puzzle and make an effort to enjoy the highly entertaining commercials.
Puzzles, crafts, or other hobbies are a great way to keep fingers occupied and out of the snack jar if you’re home with family.
When you’re out, focus on the people around you, drink a lot of water, and enjoy in moderation. We weigh in Monday!
No matter what you do this weekend, put yourself and your needs first, and enjoy the event for the people, the party and the memories. You’ll never remember the snacks in a year, but you’ll remember the great memories you had and how great and in the moment you felt.