Thursday, August 17, 2017

Banana Peach Non-Dairy Frozen Treat



  Today we are going to try an edible delight! I had a peach last night that was the best piece of fruit I have had in a while. The first bite was so juicy that I knew I was about to enjoy the rest of the fruit for the next 15 minutes.  I dragged the consumption out!  I took a bite, sat it down, came back from another and sat it down until sadly it was gone. No worries though because there were 4 more in the bag and No one else knew how good they really were.

  I have made the infamous non-dairy ice cream with bananas before but today I raised the bar! I added peaches!

2 ingredients and a food processor is all I used in addition to the freezer.

1 frozen banana


1 ripe peach

1. Blend the frozen banana in the food processor until smooth and creamy.



2.  I then refroze the creamy banana for a half hour.


3. Slice up some of your peach!  After I sliced a side I actually only used a tablespoon of the peaches for my 1 banana.


4.   Add your spoonful of peaches to the creamy banana blend together again and add it back to freezer for a couple hours or until it's reached a texture to your liking.


  Your healthy 2 ingredient non-dairy frozen dessert is done! Grab a spoon and dig in.  Now this is only one serving so if you don't want to share eat it when the kids are in bed! Or double the recipe and offer a healthy treat to the kids too.

  How else do you stay cool in the summer if not with a frozen treat?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Weekly Goals



  Last week didn't end to bad.   My meal plan was followed except for the last day.  I managed to come up with a new week and reduce it by a couple days to eat up leftovers!  I did catchup on some surveys.  Donated old clothes to the thrift store and am slowly chugging through my book.  Those darn pictures are still on my phone and accumulating more at a slow rate.


  New this week:

1.  I'm shooting to be half done with my book!

2.  Dump those pictures! Whatever will happen when this goal is complete?

3.   I want to engage more on a daily basis with others! So everyday I will like and comment on followers that I don't already comment engage with.


4.  I ran almost 5 miles today I would like to get 25 miles total in for the rest of the week!


5.  Shooting for another week ahead in my meal plans!

Did you see my dinner last night?  It was delicious!

  What is one goal that never seems to be completed?  Do you have a deadline this week that your working towards?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Weekly Menu 8/14-8/18



  Last week I made all my planned meals except for the vegetarian chili on Thursday.  I would normally carry over the meal into the next week but I'm missing a few important ingredients too so I'll put that back into the pile.

  This week I'm only making 3 meals because there are enough leftovers in the house to feed us for a couple days.

Monday 8/14
1 pot chili mac
http://damndelicious.net/2014/03/15/one-pot-chili-mac-cheese/

Tuesday 8/15
Meatless
http://www.marthastewart.com/313967/shrimp-with-couscous

Wednesday 8/16
Meatless
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/9401/salmon-patties-i/

Thursday 8/17
Leftovers

Friday 8/18
Leftovers

  I'm looking forward to my short week.  Plus as long as we eat up the leftovers the weekly plan was a success.  If meals get thrown away because it's old or under appreciated it's definitely a sad waste.

  Any meal plans this week for you?  Any dinner out plans?

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wordless Wednesday Look Up



  It's summer time here which allows things to slow down a bit or vice versa depending on the day but I still try to capture and appreciate natures beauty when it's made available to me.

  Sunrise or sunset is the highlight or the finale to my night.  I love catching sight of a good show in the sky.  I have missed a few sunrises in the summer but will make up for that soon.  However I am catching all the colors and rays in the evening.







I leave you with these images and hopefully some inspiration to get outside and look up! You never know what color it's going to be which is half the excitement!  When's the last time you looked up?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Arctic Frozen Desserts Review Part 2



  Yes, there is a part two because I didn't try all the frozen treats at one time.  I had to savor it and spread it out.  So over the weekend we cracked open the other package!

  The other package of cold healthy goodness.  Cake batter flavor dipped in red velvet.  I'm going to give you a minute to think about that!  Ok yep it's as good as it sounds!  Regardless of how many calories it's missing!  The label states the facts and I'm stating a fact. This was delicious. Speaking from a sugar lover.  I don't know what happened or how but, this was good. Lactose, GMO and gluten free! 80 calories leaves you room to sneak something else!


You know you might not even take my word for it so here's  my proof!



Convinced yet?  I didn't have to bribe them to take bites.  I just had to take quick pictures before it was devoured. It's a shame you can't taste mine.


  I was provided this product along with the tubs complimentary and for tasting and review purposes and all opinions shared here were my own.  You can pick up a variety of flavors at a grocery store near you. Catch the sale and pick up more then one flavor!  

Check out their site here for more options!


Weekly Goals



  I was going to skip goals this week but then I thought to myself what would I accomplish?

  Last week I managed to complete some or all of my goals.  I went through some of the kids clothes to get rid of but now the bag sits in the hallway.  I downloaded some pictures but not as much as I should have.  I just finished one book yesterday and I did get a few posts done for the week ahead.

  This week I would like to:

1. Tackle some more clothes AND drop off the clothes at my local thrift store!


2.  Dump 500 pictures!


3.  Finish another book.  I have one that I still need to finish for my book club next month but I'm still sitting on 2 that are approaching due dates.


4.  Keep ahead with my posts!  Mealplans the most so I know what to get when I go grocery shopping!

5.  Complete some campaigns and surveys.  The more I complete the more products or giftcard I receive.

 Oooh look I added on an extra one this week, I'm getting wild and ambitious now.  Once I get my books and pictures caught up though I'm going to have to move on to something else and quit stalling.

  I hope you have a productive week!  What's one thing you keep putting off?  How many pictures are trapped on your phone?

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Meal plan 8/7-8/11


  It's that time again to organize what's for dinner!  I don't create recipes for me it's just easier to research recipes and raid the pantry.  Each week I try to make a meatless meal sometimes it turns into 2 days and that just a coincidence.  I might not even he 100% of the ingredients but I make the meal anyways.  A crockpot meal once a week is a nice break and of course so are leftovers!   Sliding in a new recipe is always fun to spice up the palette too!

8/7 Soup and leftover salad:
chicken-and-rice-soup.

8/8 Pasta:
tortellini-and-kielbasa.

8/9 Chicken:
Baked chicken with brown-sugar-barbecue-sauce.

8/10 Crockpot:
vegetarian-chili-with-sweet-potatoes.

8/11 Leftovers

There it is everyone! 2 days this week with chicken, 1 meatless and all new recipes! The slow cooker thrown in for convenience and soup also for an easy night! Happy eating! What's your dinner plans?