Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fab Thursday Eats

Hola, Chickas!

Happy Thursday! I had some fab meals and a FAB workout so all-in-all, it was a FaBoosh Thursday;)

First, the meals:

Ok, this doesn't look like fact, it might conjure up bad thoughts of baby diapers and such...but once you put it in your mouth, you will jump with joy and sing a happy song! SERIOUSLY!!:)

This is a Hungry Girl recipe that I have adapted to make EVEN BETTER!

Choco-Nutty Oatmeal
1/3 c. of regular oats (not instant)
1 packets (or 2 T.) diet hot cocoa mix (around 25 calories)
2 T. PB2 (dry)
Cinnamon, Splenda and salt to taste

Mix cocoa mix, cinnamon, splenda and salt in a bowl with 1/3 c. of hot water. Stir to dissolve. Add a 1/3 c. of cold water. (Use a 1/4 c of each of these water measurements if you like a dryer, chunkier oatmeal). Stir in PB2 (you can use regular peanut butter for more calories/points). Stir in oatmeal. Nuke for 2 1/2 minutes.
You can even add a 1/2 of a banana in this recipe for some more nutrients (or omit the PB for the banana, but who wants to do that!?!?!). 5 PointsPlus

This is like dessert for breakfast! In fact, sometimes I make it in the evening after my dinner FOR dessert! Yummers! Let me know if you make it and like it as much as I do:)

 I had a work lunch today with no control on the menu, which happened to be spaghetti and salad. I like to save as many points as I can for those meals where I don't know what will be served. So, for dinner I had this small, delish salad!
2 Handfuls of spinach
1 Morningstar Chicken Patty
1/4 c. low fat (not fat free!) shredded cheese
squirt of mustard and ketchup.
6 PointsPlus

If you've never had a burger-type salad, you seriously need to try one! All you need for a dressing is what you would put on a burger-mustard, mayo, ketchup-whatever! It doesn't sound great, but is actually really good!

For Dessert:

I just had 1 point left so I had a BIG apple sprinkled with cinnamon and some PB2 mixed with water for dipping. The apple was dripping with natural juiciness, the cinnamon gave it a satisfying heartiness and warmth to it, and the PB on the side was just plain fun and decadent tasting (although PB2 is only 1 point!!) Surprisingly yummy and satisfying dessert!

Now the workout:

A HARD Zumba tonight!

My hair ends were literally dripping sweat on the floor making my shoes slick and squeaky! I don't know what the deal was tonight, but I was sweating up EVEN MORE of a storm than I usually do!

My Zumba participants tonight (who so graciously posed for a sweaty pic!): Becky and Vanessa!
Becky and Vanessa are regulars at all of my classes and I appreciate them so much! They are both hard-core girls who LOVE to sweat-even though they look too cute in this pic!
Thanks for the pic, gals;)

In other news, my sis-in-law, Lyda, (B's sister) is moving to town tomorrow! She'll be living just a few blocks away! She's only 1 year younger than me and we're really alike in so many ways! Funny, my husband is very similar to my brother too-I think we are both sick in the head!;)

Welcome, Lyda!

Desserted Tip of the Day: A personal rest day is just as important as a workout day! Your body needs to take a break every once in well as your mind and soul! When you take a rest day, really rest! Read a book; take a nap; soak in the tub; bake some low-fat, fruity, non-chocolate, soy cookies (That's what I do and then make my husband eat them:) Then the next day-GET AFTER IT IN THE GYM!


  1. Thanks Mandy for another great workout of dancing and fun! Great ideas on some food things to try, I am always looking for new healthy ideas :)

  2. I'm not a big oatmeal person, but that chocolate bowlful looks good!