Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Recipe Catch Up

Hello Pretty Peeps!

Phew! It's been a busy week and it's only Wednesday! Last night I had an exercise class and then directly after I had a meeting that lasted late, so no post for me! And actually, my last two posts have been the "fun" part of my blog, with no food or fitness! Well today I'm going to play catch-up on some fabulous, easy and healthy eats I've had recently that I can't pass up telling you about!

I had two new and AMAZING breakfasts this week that you must try!

Pumpkin Breakfast Yogurt
 -1/2 cup of fat free plain yogurt (I used Weight Watchers)
-1/4 cup of pumpkin puree
-2 squirts of sugar free syrup (one to mix in and the other to drizze on top;)
-1 sliced banana
-sprinkle of brown sugar, splenda, cinnamon and ginger
-sprinkle of granola

Stir together yogurt, pumpkin, 1 squirt of syrup, sugars and spices. Top with banana, 1 more squirt of syrup and granola. Delicious indeed-and easy to boot! You won't regret this recipe! And hey, this is my recipe, but feel free to mix it up with whatever you have in the pantry/fridge! 5-6 Pointsplus (depending on amount of granola and brown sugar you use)


Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Scramble three favorite things mixed up and acceptable to eat for breakfast? I'm sooo in!! BEST BREAKFAST EVEEARRRR.....SERIOUSLY! I unfortunately can't take any credit for this genius idea, it's all Ashley's at The Edible Perspective. Please travel to her blog to make this insanely delish dish!

 Mashed bananas, big clump of peanut butter, gooey melty chocolate throughout-HEAVEN! (The pictures don't do it justice!)

I also had a super easy, light and healthy lunch this week.

This isn't a recipe, just more of an idea to pull out of your back pocket when you are bored with lunches.
I started with a rice cake. I happened to pick up some Lundberg Koku Seaweed organic rice cakes with wasabi at The Merc while I was in Lawrence this past weekend so I used that. 

Then I spread on fat free sundried tomato and basil Laughing Cow wedge (any flava would work though), 1 T of hummus and topped with fresh spinach leaves. A slice of tomato or cucumbers would be refreshing also, but I didn't have any:(

A bowl of soup rounded out the meal, which happened to be Amy's vegetable barley soup. Overall this was a 6 pointer meal. It was actually filling and had lots of flavors so I was satisfied and didn't feel deprived, although it took me negative 2 minutes to scarf down!

Those were my most creative and yumm-o meals this week! What are some easy, go-to meals you us like my rice cake meal above? What is your favorite meal of the day? If you can't tell, mine is breakfast! I never have the same thing twice in one week! I'm definitely more creative for breakfast-I wonder why?

BTW: I gotta super nice comment tonight from a Zumba class participant. Someone came up to me after class and said "I feel like I'm in an exercise DVD where the instructor is just so happy to be there and having so much fun. It makes me want to be like you! It looks effortless!" (Or something to that effect!) I love comments like that! It keeps my drive alive, my motivation high and my adrenaline pumping for the next time that class meets! Instructors are just like you, we're tired and working our hearts and muscles hard-but we have to think about cueing and making sure everyone is doing ok! So compliments are so helpful and appreciated! Thank you!

Desserted Tip of the Day: Let's everyone try to give at least one compliment to someone every day for a week. See how that changes your own perspective on life and makes YOU a better person!


  1. You teach zumba? How cool! I bet it's a super fun class :)

  2. Well now I want to come to your zumba class! too bad I'm in Minnesota- that might be too big of an investment in fitness haha.

    My go-to snacks/ mini meals usually include Joseph's tortillas or pitas (my favorite kind) with some combo of peanut butter sauce/ spinach or salsa/ cream cheese. Nothing fancy, but it's quick and tasty!

    Neat blog! I'm a new visitor.

  3. Haha I'm with Meri^! If I was rich, I would totally get my butt to one of your classes! A good instructor always leads to a good class! When you get a compliment like that you know you're doing it right! :)

  4. You are a great instructor!! It is always fun and high energy. I will so miss it for the next few weeks while healing my stupid leg :(

  5. I think you need to come teach a class in WaK!! :) You know this town needs it!!
    My go to quick meal is a canned soup, and I dig fresh and fun salads with toppers.
    Someone told me about a new dressing:
    1 ripe pear
    2 T. balsamic vinegar
    1 T. honey mustard
    garlic, onion, pepper- whatever spices you like
    I whip 'em up in my blender, it makes a few servings. When I serve it I add my oil to my salad then top with the dressing. Yum-o!

  6. I saw those seaweed rice cakes the other day and was intrigued... maybe I should go back for them! :)