You want to know what’s not natural? This Chemistry formula, copied right out of my notes from yesterday’s lecture:
Um, come again?
Shoot me now. I did it once before for Chem I, I can do it again…right? Blahhhhh!
Don’t get me wrong; I like to learn. I’m all about learning…when it’s something I truly care about or is actually useful to me in some way or form. Will I ever use anything I have learned in Chemistry in my future field of Dietetics? HIGHLY UNLIKELY. This is where I get extremely frustrated because I am busting my butt for absolutely nothing but to achieve a certain sacred letter grade that deems me as “qualified” to receive my degree. What exactly does this quality me for? I guarantee you my future clients/patients will not care in the least bit whether I know how many carbon molecules are in A sub B to 50th power. Sorry Chem, but I’d rather poke my eyes out than try to understand your gibberish ways.
*and rant over*
Ah-hem, sorry about that. Now that I’ve got off my chest, let’s move along to something a bit fun. It is Wednesday after all, so here are a few recent eats that I can contribute to this week’s edition of What I Ate Wednesday:
a “katie pizzert” was this morning’s breakfast of choice. Gosh I love that girl.
Anyone remember having “dessert fruit pizza” as a kid? (or adult, no shame in that. no shame at all)
If you haven’t gotten the opportunity to try a magic slice of this Heaven, it is basically a giant baked cookie dough base topped with a cream cheese frosting and then a layer of fruit. Oh yeah. There are not too many “sinful” desserts that I crave anymore. I always eat what I *want* and my body mostly wants good, healthy, nourishing foods. Plus, I would say I’ve gotten pretty good at mastering some healthier dessert options (fudge bowl? cheesecake? ice cream?) that fuel my body and taste delicious, without leaving me with a sugar crash. But this is one dessert I don’t think I would want to pass up. And hey, that’s totally okay! It’s all about the balance. I remember having it on special occasions growing up and it. was. amazing. It was even my “birthday cake” one year!
So anyways, I got to thinking about it and decided that I wanted to make a healthified breakfast version of this dessert. It turned out pretty darn tasty if you ask me! Check Katie’s blog for specific (and easy!) directions, but here is what went into mine:
- 55 grams whole wheat pastry flour/ oat flour mixture (a little over 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp applesauce
- 1 packet stevia
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
cream cheese frosting:
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 10 grams vanilla protein powder (about 2 tbsp) (a thick one, like casein, works best)
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- dash of stevia, if needed
Top with fruit of choice. Banana, kiwi, blueberries, strawberries, and grapes all work very well for fruit pizzas.
sweet and savory zucchini muffins, wrap with chicken, sauteed veggies, spinach, and cream cheese
turkey muffins. quick and easy for on the go!
kiwi, cottage cheese, pumpkin bread with almond butter and peanut butter
fried rice with chicken? Don’t mind if I do!
*side note: every Tuesday afternoon at work, the cooks make fried rice in the dining center. Myself and a few other cool people always make sure to “test it out” to make sure it’s up to standards. It’s a tough work life let me tell you. But somebody has to do it.
So that always brings on the chinese food cravings and decided I needed to try my own hand at it. This recipe does not disappoint! I adore the eggy pieces…my favorite part!
Made a another peanut butter brownie recipe! I’ve made these before and they really do taste like peanut butter eggs. And of course, it went along with some peanut butter ice cream…
1/2 cup blended cottage cheese, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 serving peanut flour, 1/4 cup almond milk, stevia, vanilla extract, grind of salt
And now my stomach is grumbling so it’s time for dinner. Happy Wednesday and happy eating!