Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monday morning tales from the scale….

Yeah, I know it’s Wednesday and I haven’t posted this for a really long time, but it’s all good news.  I’ve now lost 26 lbs. since last April, I’m making healthy choices, eating moderately, not really dieting, and NOT GAINING!

What do I do about holidays?  I eat, hopefully don’t make too many bad choices, but don’t worry about it, then go right back to healthy eating the next day.  That’s what I did at Thanksgiving, and it worked great!  I’m a pretty happy camper these days.

Still no idea of how much more I will lose.  I’m a 12 really comfortably, now.  Another 5 lbs. and I think I’ll be starting to get into 10’s.  When those 10’s fit like the 12’s do now, I’m done…

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hungry Girl Liquid S’Mores


This is a healthy version of Liquid S’Mores. Everything we love, hot chocolate, marshmallows, chocolate chips, graham crackers.  You did it again, Hungry Girl!


One 25-calorie packet hot cocoa mix (like Swiss Miss Diet or Nestle Fat Free)
2 tsp. fat-free non-dairy powdered creamer (like the kind by Coffee-mate) **I’m going to substitute 2 teaspoons of fat free half and half for this**
2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
20 mini marshmallows (about 1/4 cup)
2 low-fat honey graham crackers (half a sheet), crushed
Place cocoa mix, powdered creamer, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips in a large mug. Add 1 cup very hot water, and stir until ingredients are fully dissolved, melted, and combined. Top with marshmallows.
Using a kitchen torch, toast the marshmallow layer for 5 - 10 seconds, until slightly melted and cooked to your liking. (Some like their 'mallows golden, some like 'em blackened!) Allow to cool slightly, and then top with crushed graham crackers.
Now enjoy!

Serving Size: 1 mug (entire recipe)
Calories: 178
Fat: 3.5g
Sodium: 202mg
Carbs: 35g
Fiber: 2.75g
Sugars: 18.5g
Protein: 3.5g
POINTS® value 3*