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A Berry Yummy Parfait

19 Apr

This reminds me of the parfaits at Chickfila which might be why I love it so much:) It’s delicious and has way less calories, fat & sugar than Chickfila’s version!

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Ingredients:

4oz Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Tbsp Vanilla Whey Protein
20 Almonds
1/3 Cup Berries of choice (I chose Strawberries!)

Directions:

Measure out 4oz of yogurt in a bowl. Then add the protein powder and mix until it is blended together evenly. Next add your berries. If you choose strawberries, I like to cut them into smaller pieces so that I get a little bit in each bite:) Next, place almonds in a baggie and crush. I actually use a hammer (because it’s fun) However you can use what ever method you prefer. Be careful not to crush into a powder (although my husband did that and it still taste good) I just think it’s a little better with a crunch:) Also, If you prefer the Chickfila parfait with cookies instead of granola try using Cocoa Almonds! They are absolutely delicious and you will hardly tell a difference!!

Lower Carb Pepperoni pizza

11 Jun

Last week in class I discovered that I am not the only one who absolutely loves pizza!! In fact when asked, most women said pizza was their favorite of all foods. This weekend I set out on a mission to create a lower carb, health conscious, friendly pizza. I think I did pretty good:) & even Tristan agreed that these pizza’s are delicious! This is kid friendly, easy & quick! In fact this is one you could make with the kids! Let me know what you think:)

We compared our home-made pizza to a 6 inch personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut and this is what we found…

Pizza Hut                                   Home Made

Calories:                       610                                                 235
Fat:                                26g                                                  4g
Carbs:                           67g                                                  23g
Protein:                        26g                                                 31.5g

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 C All Natural Pizza Sauce
  • 1 Flat Out Flatbread Original
  • 1/2 C Fat Free Kraft Mozzarella Cheese
  • 7 Turkey pepperoni slices

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450. Lightly spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Place flatbread on the cookie sheet.

Next, evenly spread the sauce over the flatbread.

Add cheese.

Finally, add your turkey pepperoni slices.

Bake for 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Feel free to add fresh veggies such as mushrooms, onions, peppers, etc. The great thing about this personal pizza is that you can customize it however you would like!