Lots of random food chatting about to happen here….
I eat the same breakfast basically every single day. My son does not. On Thanksgiving, I only wanted to whip up pancakes or french toast or gosh even muffins for a special breakfast…..you know, something sweet tooth oriented?
He wanted no part. He wanted an egg in a hole and he wanted to make it himself.
Who’s child is he anyway? I would never want such a savory thing for breakfast.
I politely insisted/recommended that he use the Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel bread because I couldn’t handle the lack of sweet involved on his breakfast plate.
Have you ever frozen your grapes?
My aunt sent us home with lots of fresh fruit on Thanksgiving so I took some of the grapes and placed them in the freezer.
I used to love frozen grapes but haven’t had them in quite some time as a snack.
I didn’t love them like I once did but my son really liked it. It’s great when you can get kids interested in fruit and keep them snacking on it each day without it getting boring.
I won this Red Mango parfait but not in the way you are thinking.
I bet my son a Red Mango parfait that as soon as we saw my mom on Thanksgiving the first words out of her mouth were going to be something about the coat I was wearing and it not being warm enough.
I was right. It was funny. And I won.
Lately I do not want anything for lunch. Other than a Red Mango parfait, I just don’t care.
I know I need to eat, I know I need to be full, but decisions between what the heck I want and what will satisfy me are becoming a struggle.
I solved the problem yesterday by going half sweet and half savory, providing me with staying power in a tasty way without weighing me down.
Two slices of Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel toast – half with smashed chick peas and avocado with chopped tomato and the other half with Crunch Time peanut butter and diced apple.
My aunt makes the best Swedish meatballs ever. Seriously, like, best ever.
I don’t even eat meatballs anymore (hello, vegetarian) but I will devour the sauce that surrounds the meatballs with a spoon because it is outrageous.
She sent us home with a container of her special meatballs on Thanksgiving because my son has intelligent taste buds and knows what’s up — he’s obsessed.
Instead of pasta, I served the meatballs the other night with roasted potato wedges.
Crispy potatoes dipped in this sauce is divine. Yes, that’s the word to use–>divine.
I have been roasting tons of potatoes these days by the way. Can’t get enough.
Have you tried Arctic Zero yet?
The generous people over at Arctic Zero sent me six pints to try last week.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Mint Chocolate Chip
- Orange Cream
- Sea Salt Caramel
- Vanilla Maple
Quick Arctic Zero info for you: Gluten-Free, GMO Free, Low Glycemic, Lactose Intolerant Friendly, no artificial colors or sweeteners.
With only 150 calories per pint (plus protein and fiber), do I really need to tell you that it doesn’t actually taste like traditional ice cream?
I was skeptical at first but you know something, and this is the truth, I like it.
Okay, so when I say I like it, what I mean is, it can work. It can be good. You just can’t expect to open the pint and dig in as if it’s Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked with the oodles of brownies and cookie dough chunks.
I think my favorite flavor is the coconut which is weird because it would never be my first choice but there was something about it that I really liked, especially when I added the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor to the bowl too….among other things…
Peanut butter, dark chocolate chips and whipped cream!
I relate Arctic Zero to loading up a cup of frozen yogurt at your local self-serve joint– the flavors are not anything like ice cream but mixed up with your toppings can make you really happy.
I think that Arctic Zero is great to have for those nights you feel like sitting down with a pint of something and don’t want to indulge in Ben & Jerry’s.
It needs the toppings though. You need something to make it feel “real” so that you are satisfied.
Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today!
What have you been eating for lunch these days?
Have you tried Arctic Zero?
Favorite ice cream toppings? For me, it’s all about the hot fudge, whipped cream and texture. I need to chew something…And I love anything a la mode!