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I couldn't resist

Friday, November 21, 2014

I just think this is so true!


  
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HEALTHIER-VICKI 11/26/2014 5:30PM

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TRUE !!

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SPARKASAURUS 11/24/2014 7:40AM

    For real!!! emoticon

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SAL1512 11/22/2014 7:51PM

    This might be something that Congress could accomplish for us !!!
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AQUAGIRL08 11/22/2014 1:05PM

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KATELJM 11/22/2014 12:47PM

    emoticon I agree! My most scathing reviews go to foods with very high calories that don't taste great or to those that use expensive ingredients and make the ingredients taste mediocre.

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SEATTLE58 11/21/2014 5:31PM

    emoticon Yep, so true!!

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ERIN_POSCH 11/21/2014 3:48PM

    yep!

=D lol

i love it!

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TERI-RIFIC 11/21/2014 1:37PM

    emoticon It used to make me want to eat more to get something good!

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MOJO0607 11/21/2014 1:26PM

    Absolutely!

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1TWINKLE1 11/21/2014 1:22PM

    Totally agree emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/21/2014 1:10PM

    That's a good one! LOL I hope you have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and love,
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UMBILICAL 11/21/2014 1:04PM

  Yes

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How about some pecan pie?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Oh, that wonderful, buttery, nutty, top of the calorie list holiday pie. Who doesn't love it? I tried making it sugar-free, but it just has the wrong texture. Same with the purchased sugar-free pies. Even mini individual pies are around 400 calories each. There has to be some way!

I started thinking about pumpkin pie and how the crust is where all the calories are. Pecan pie without crust though? That is just plain wrong on so many levels! There has to be a way!

Yep! I found one! I made these last Thanksgiving. And they are delicious. Though far from 'diet food' and still wildly high in calories, they are lower than a piece of pie, deliciously flakey and PORTION CONTROLLED! Just make sure to stick with one portion.



recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=2529845


Minutes to Prepare: 20
Minutes to Cook: 20
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients-
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1-1/4c brown sugar, packed
1-1/4c Light corn syrup
2t vanilla
2c chopped pecans

20 sheets phyllo dough
Buttery Spray

Directions-
Stir together 1st 4 ingredients until smooth. Stir in pecans.

Unroll phyllo dough and cover with damp towel. Taking on sheet at a time, spray with buttery spray, then fold into eighths before tucking into small muffin tins (not bite size, but the ones that were 'normal' size in the 60s!). Fill each with 2T of filling.

Alternately, spread out a sheet of phyllo and spray. Place 2T filling at one end and roll up enchilada style, folding in the ends, then rolling. Place seam down on baking dish. The filling does come through the thin pastry, but still tastes phenomenal!

Serving Size: Makes 20 servings

Nutritional Info:
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 282.0
Total Fat: 12.7 g
Cholesterol: 30.7 mg
Sodium: 147.8 mg
Total Carbs: 46.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
Protein: 3.3 g


Tips-Need we add anything else? This is pecan pie, for heaven's sake!

  
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MSGO72 11/21/2014 3:03PM

  Thanks for sharing!

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KRISTA987 11/19/2014 11:35PM

    You are killing me!!!!!! Pecan Pie is my ultimate favorite!
I've saved this recipe, may have to try it out one of these day emoticon

Thanks for sharing!

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JANISMKW 11/19/2014 10:07PM

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Happy Holiday!

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BUSYBEE37 11/19/2014 3:53PM

    Hey, do you think wonton wrappers would work for the dough? Just a thought because I have some wrappers and pecans. Ideas are forming. Thanks for the info!

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DONNABRIGHT 11/19/2014 12:50PM

    I do love pecan pie and am happy with one bite. I still don't make it as no one else in the family likes it so I will just dream about your alternative!

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ERIN_POSCH 11/19/2014 12:39PM

    did you get a calorie break down for this already? i'd hate to have to redo your hard work =)

thanks for the recipe



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SEATTLE58 11/19/2014 12:38PM

    Thank you! Portion control is the key to this and everything else that we love during this lovely holiday season.

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/19/2014 12:01PM

    Yummy, Yummy Yummy! That is an awesome idea for portion control for pecan pie! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday!
Hugs and love,
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RODGRODMEDFLOD 11/19/2014 11:33AM

    Great idea, thank you for sharing that!

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RONNIEHUEY 11/19/2014 11:08AM

    Thank you for the info

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TRIM180 11/19/2014 11:08AM

    Mouth watering emoticon my favorite one memorable bite or two!

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Thinking about Christmas cookies

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Molly and I made our first batch on Sunday. They were yucky. A new recipe. I will go back to my tried and true ones like these delicious merengues. They are a light alternative to the traditional cookie, but infinitely adaptable!



recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=2318193


This is so festive for Christmas and easy to make!

Minutes to Prepare: 15
Minutes to Cook: 120
Number of Servings: 24

Ingredients

2 egg whites, room temperature
2/3 c granulated sugar
1/2c mini chocolate chips
2 candy canes, crushed
2 drops green food coloring
a few drops of Peppermint extract, optional.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Beat egg whites until stiff, adding a little of the sugar at a time and the extract and food coloring, if using. When able to stand in peaks, fold in the chocolate chips and candy canes.

Drop by Tablespoons onto parchment- or foil- lined cookie sheets.

Place in oven and turn oven off. Leave overnight. They will be ready int he morning!

Serving Size: 24 merengues

Tips-I have used Splenda in place of the sugar with good results.

Nutritional Info:
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 73.8
Total Fat: 2.7 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 4.6 mg
Total Carbs: 12.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
Protein: 0.4 g

  
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2DAWN4 11/19/2014 9:48PM

    This is one of my favorite recipes to make!

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TRIM180 11/19/2014 11:09AM

    emoticon mmm-mmmGood!

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SPARKASAURUS 11/19/2014 9:14AM

    seriously, it's like one mind. I just uploaded a few pics of Christmas cookies. lol. Those sound awesome!

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KRISTA987 11/18/2014 7:55PM

    Sounds delicious!

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SEATTLE58 11/18/2014 6:09PM

    Yummm! Oh my, I could probably eat them all in one sitting with being so light and melty in the mouth. Thanks for a good recipe and I will try to make them and stay away from most all of them. emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/18/2014 4:33PM

    Sounds Yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love,
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ALICIA214 11/18/2014 3:49PM

 


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NEW-CAZ 11/18/2014 1:05PM

    emoticon too tempting emoticon

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GRANNIEC1 11/18/2014 12:21PM

    Yummy, I have got to make these for my family! Thank you so much for sharing emoticon

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WIFE49 11/18/2014 11:25AM

    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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ERIN_POSCH 11/18/2014 11:22AM

    sweet post =)

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JOHNMARTINMILES 11/18/2014 11:22AM

    AW RIGHT Christmas Cookies!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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REBESANCON 11/18/2014 11:13AM

    Sounds like something light to satisfy the urge for sweetness without totally going off the rails. I'm going to try your recipe - thanks for sharing! emoticon

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It has been a week or more...

Friday, November 14, 2014

...since I blogged. I have been so swamped! I am focusing on getting my steps in for one thing.
I have an article to write on cervical cancer for our cancer center newsletter.
I have a Prostate Cancer awareness project to work on for February.
I have a testimony to write and prepare to give for our Thanksgiving service. It is going to be very emotional, as I will be talking about my late husband and how I met my current husband.
I am preparing for Christmas.
I need to do my expense reports and get my data ready for my next report to our grantors.



I apologize to my class teams for not being in their 24/7, but ask that you send me PMs if you have questions or need extra support. I do check in for new messages.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 11/16/2014 8:20AM

    Hang in there - it will all work out in the end.

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    One job at a time...........and breathe emoticon

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/14/2014 11:23PM

    Sounds like you had an absolutely crazy week! I hope you can have a nice and relaxing weekend!
Hugs and love,
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SPARKASAURUS 11/14/2014 11:18PM

    I have a feeling peeps are going to be pretty busy this season! And it sounds like you, my dear, have a lot on your plate!

Wishing you lots of "No stress" vibes and wishing you well!

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Do you like French toast?

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

I do, occasionally, but the calories KILL me! Here is the nutrition facts for generic french toast from the SP tracker.

Nutrition Facts
French Toast

Serving Size: 2 slice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297.7
Total Fat 14.0 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.9 g
Cholesterol 150.8 mg
Sodium 622.7 mg
Potassium 174.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 10.0 g

Three hundred calories for french toast? Really? And I will still be hungry after eating it! There has to be a better way.



You knew I would do it! I love doing recipe makeovers! So here ya' go!



recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.asp?recipe=2809301


Minutes to Prepare: 3
Minutes to Cook: 5
Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients:
6 slices 45 calorie bread
1/2c each, Egg Beaters and Silk Almond Sugar-free
1t vanilla
1T cinnamon

Directions:
Mix all ingredients except bread together. Dip bread in and turn over to coat. Grill on Pam-sprayed griddle until nicely browned.

Tip:Serve with Sugar-free syrup. ENJOY!

Nutritional Info:
Servings Per Recipe: 3
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 127.2
Total Fat: 1.5 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 267.5 mg
Total Carbs: 20.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
Protein: 10.7 g


Seriously? Half the calories? 5+ grams of fiber instead of none? 1-1/2g of fat instead of 14?



Seriously. Seriously delicious!


  
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JANISMKW 11/15/2014 2:12PM

    I hate to tell you but the first recipe doesn't include butter or syrup... that's where things can really so south!

I like the sugar-free syrup (I don't eat the pancakes my son makes, but had some SF syrup this a.m. on oatmeal cooked with apples), or better yet, cook down some fresh or frozen berries till they thicken. Or small amounts of real maple syrup or raw honey, tracked.
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SEATTLE58 11/15/2014 10:14AM

    I'm going to have to try this recipe. French toast is an all-time favorite in this house. Thank you!!

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ERIN_POSCH 11/14/2014 12:32PM

    thanks for doing the work for me.... i was gonna ty something like that myself for next weekend with kiddos. =)

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SPARKASAURUS 11/10/2014 8:06AM

    Are you reading my mind?! I was a t a restaurant yesterday, and some guy ordered this humongous plate of French toast! I told my husband it looked soooo good, but it was SO bad for you, and then today- Bam! read this blog! SO making this!!

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SAL1512 11/6/2014 9:02PM

    I am going to have to try that recipie. I bet my dear husband would like it! I think I will just sping it on him and see how he reacts. He loves his french toast!
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AQUAGIRL08 11/6/2014 9:26AM

    Awesome makeover!

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KRISTA987 11/5/2014 9:52PM

    Not a big fan of french toast. My old favorite was chocolate chip pancakes! I haven't had them since before I started loosing weight - I don't even want to know the calories!

Congrats on finding a healthier version of your favorite. I need to find some new recipes!

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/5/2014 1:36PM

    That is awesome that you redid the French Toast recipe and cut the calories in half plus added 5 grams of fiber and reducing the fat from 14 to 1 1/2g! I got to try your recipe! It sounds absolutely yummy! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a fabulous day!
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DONNABRIGHT 11/5/2014 11:17AM

    Good work!

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ALICIA214 11/5/2014 11:11AM

 


Thank you for adapting the recipe for french toast WOW!! WHAT A DIFFERENCE...
For those of us following WW that would be 3pts+ per serving..


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