Sharing

At my home, this is a weekend typically filled with celebrations and fun with family and friends.  Typically, this means food. Jar because I am being more careful with my food choices doesn’t mean I need to bring “diet” food!  A few of my favorites… Janeva’s buffalo chicken meatballs.  Brought those to a potluck.. 150…

Ideal Protein Popsicles

(Mango Sunrise above) The summer heat is finally here! With temps running into the 30’s, these 2 min popsicle recipes are a must have in the freezer and truly indispensable during the season. Servings: Each recipe yields 2 servings; depending on the size of your mold you may get 2-6 popsicles. Ingredients:  Dreamsicle Popsicles  5…

Rhubarb…

If you have been in IP any length of time you have heard of Janeva and her miracle cookbook.  You also have heard af strawberry-rhubarb compote. In the 3 years, since I learned about IP, I have learned that I need to be willing to try new things… but rhubarb took me a while to…

Light and Fresh

This was sooo good.  I made Janeva’s pizza crust on page 81.  I sliced up a zucchini and some tomato… took the cold veggies and mixed with Walden Farm Ranch… placed on top of my crispy crust… This is one IP packet and 1tsp olive oil…if you don’t have the cookbook… you might want to…

Sweet nibblets!

Seriously… rhubarb… my best friend!  If you haven’t tried it, look up Janeva’s recipe for strawberry rhubarb.  Page 45!  I didn’t have the strawberry sauce but I had blueberry Walden Farms Syrup! I made vanilla ice cream with premade vanilla, Walden Farms Marshmallow dip and ice… combine the soft serve ice cream and rhubarb… all…

Working for the weekend

Today I am taking advantage of time.  It’s a gift I don’t often appreciate.  I have a fantastic boss, and she made me promise to work on my work life balance.  So, I worked hard all day and was done in a reasonable amount of time… so I found a little extra time to start…

The color of life

Lots of my family and friends tell me they hate veggies.  I get why my brother feels that way.  When we were growing up a salad was ice berg lettuce with ranch dressing… big blah bowl of colorless blech. Today I pulled out my salad and someone stopped and said wow, that’s pretty.  I would…

S’More please

I love s’mores. I was feeling the need to cave and eat marshmallows. I opened my cupboard (just to stare because I don’t have marshmallows!) and found a jar of Walden Farms Marshmallow Dip. Hmmmm… I have premade vanilla drink… hmmmm I have sugar free vanilla syrup. HMMMMM!!! I poured the bottle of IP vanilla…

Boring food? Change it up!

Today I am trying to fight the dreaded blahs… nothing sounds good (except crapfood.) I opted to get creative with my presentation… oddly, my cauliflower looks a lot more appetizing… yum   cauliflower tots made with 1 egg, 14 ounces of cauliflower, 1 Broccoli Cheese Soup packet.  Bake at 400 for 18 minutes… sauce is…

I want ice cream!

I really wanted something decadent, smooth, creamy… yummy. I am trying really hard to control my inner carb monster (she’s a brat!) This shake was awesome! I used 1 packet Ideal Protein Milk Chocolate Pudding, 1/2 an English Cucumber (skin on), 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger, 2cups water, and 10 ice cubes.  Shoved it all into…

Chicken patties

As I mentioned in prior posts, I had gastric bypass 13 years ago. Every 5 years I do a 5 day pouch test.  The goal is to help train my brain to recognize feeling full. Today’s food intake  is all about soft proteins.  Typically people eat tuna. I, however, am allergic… so soft proteins for…

Puddin..please

Yesterday day was an all liquid kind of day.  Early in the day my coach had asked my favorite thing to do with the Dark Chocolate Pudding… I love the chocolate mousse.  It’s hearty, satisfying, and delicious! One packet of Ideal Protein Dark Chocolate pudding into a mixer.  You need a whip like paddle. 1/4…