What I Ate Wednesday #5 – My Favorite Sensible Dessert

Another week, another What I Ate Wednesday post! But this one has a recipe.. check it out!

Recently my eats have been looking rather similar on the day-to-day front. And I’m perfectly ok with that! Breakfast is looking something like this..

Barr & Table Tone It Up Pineapple Protein Pancake Maple Syrup Shredded Coconut Strawberries Blueberries Bombshell Spell

A Tone It Up pineapple protein pancake (and dare I say, I’ve totally mastered the flip!), topped with a drizzle of maple syrup, a couple diced up strawberries, some blueberries, some unsweetened shredded coconut, and a little extra sprinkling of cinnamon. Along side of that, I have the Bombshell Spell, which is a deliciously wonderful way of getting a little shot of apple cider vinegar into your life. These recipes come directly from the Tone It Up Beach Babe plan that you get when you purchase their membership plan, and are a part of the 5 Day Slim Down that I did last week. Since mastering the pancake, I’ve been craving it like no other. I could seriously eat it everyday.. sometimes twice a day!

Snack #1 is 1/2 grapefruit sprinkled with Stevia or Truvia and some coffee with almond milk.

For lunch, I’m loving some teriyaki marinated tofu with homemade pineapple salsa all wrapped in collard greens. It’s a relatively new-to-me idea to use the collard greens as wraps, but it’s wonderful!

My absolute favorite afternoon snack is my new Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake, and the past few times I’ve made it, I put 1 cup of spinach in. You don’t even taste it and you get that little bit of extra veggie.

For dinner, I mixed it up a bit. This delicious bulgar wheat salad with asian slaw and chicken really hit the spot! I found a recipe awhile back for Asian Quinoa Salad, but when I found myself at the store looking for quinoa that wasn’t there, I grabbed the bulgar wheat and went to town! Other than being a wheat product as compared to a grain, bulgar wheat has many of the same nutritional aspects as quinoa. It’s high in protein, low in calories, and low in fat as well! It also has a little bite to it that I really enjoy. Please excuse the not-so-lovely picture..

And now onto my favorite sensible dessert. I’ve pretty much made it every night for the past couple weeks.

Apple Pie Parfait

1 serving

Barr & Table Apple Pie Parfait Walden Chocolate Syrup Cinnamon Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Ingredients
1 apple – I prefer fuji
1/4 cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
Cinnamon
Walden’s Sugar-Free, Calorie-Free Chocolate Syrup

Directions
Chop up apple into bite size pieces and toss with a little cinnamon. Put the apple in a glass and top with half of the yogurt, a little sprinkle of cinnamon, and a drizzle of the chocolate syrup. Repeat for the other half of the apple and yogurt, and devour!

Barr & Table Apple Pie Parfait Walden Chocolate Syrup Cinnamon Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt

If you really want to get fancy, throw some dark chocolate chips in there or even a little unsweetened shredded coconut.

I really love this as an after workout dessert because the yogurt gives me a little bit of protein, but it’s not too heavy before bed.

Speak Up!

What’s your favorite sensible dessert?

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Paradise

Sometimes people just get you. And this month, my foodie penpal, Lindsay, just got me.

Anything peanut butter and chocolate, of course, but I do like healthy, please! And look what arrived!

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals PB2, Walden Chocolate Syrup, Justins Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Peanut Butter KIND Bar

Along with the almond coconut, the peanut butter dark chocolate KIND bar is my favorite. Seriously, what could be bad?!

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate KIND Bar

And have you ever tried PB2 or any kind of peanut flour? For a lover of peanut butter and healthy eats, this is practically heaven! Low cal, low fat, low sugar.. must I go on?

I use it in my oatmeal, smoothies, sauces, and everything else I can possibly get it in!

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals PB2 Peanut Flour

What’s this? More chocolate and peanut butter?!

I have been eyeing these at Whole Foods for the longest time but just haven’t bit the bullet. And I have to admit I haven’t tried them yet. But what would possibly not be amazing?

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals Justin's Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

And finally, sugar-free, 0 calorie chocolate sauce. Again, I haven’t tried it yet, but I can imagine it will be a staple on my healthy sundaes this summer!

Lean Green Bean Foodie Penpals Walden Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup

And that wraps up another successful month of foodie penpals! It really is a fantastic program and I can’t thank Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean for starting this! I look forward to a package every month 🙂

Are you interested in becoming a foodie penpal?!

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-Condition 2: You will make an effort to meet the dietary needs of your penpal- ie not sending animal products to vegans, dairy products if your match tries to avoid dairy or junk food if they ask for healthy snacks.

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