Breakfast: I've been on an apple and Greek yogurt kick for the past few days. I did a few days of my Toffee Apple Dip and today I had a sliced honeycrisp apple with Shelly's Apple Spice Yogurt Dip
Shelly's Apple Spice Yogurt Dip
3 oz. Greek Yogurt (I used 2% Plain Fage)
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Caramel Torani Syrup (SF Cinnamon Brown Sugar would work too)
1 Tablespoon No Sugar Added Apple Butter
dash of Apple Pie Spice
Optional: 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Protein Powder
Whiz in a mini food processor till well combined. Great with apple slices, banana chunks, strawberries, celery, baby carrots, chunks of protein cake, mixed fruit skewers, after a BBQ with grilled fruit skewers or just with a spoon.
I ate breakfast on the patio with visitors...
The other day it was birds, today butterflies. I swear no drugs are involved. Now if tomorrow's entry I claim some unicorn pranced by while I was sipping my protein shake... send the men in white coats.
Lunch: Spent most of the morning on a computer project for work. My pal is a caterer and I'm revamping some of her price charts and other thrilling things like that. I took a break and made this delicious Tortilla Pizza.
Shelly's Ham, Tomato, Cheese Tortilla Pizza - Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortilla topped Provolone Cheese, Sliced Ham Cold Cut, Fresh Tomato (still getting a few out of the garden), Mozzarella Cheese, a sprinkle of Parmesan and Italian Seasonings. Click here for the 411 on how to make them.
Dinner: Made one of those Mexican Layered Salads. I love these because basically anything goes. They make a great weight loss surgery friendly, high protein potluck or tailgating dish. Here's how I make them and the recipe for my Lime Cumin Yogurt Dressing. This time the layers were (in order from base to top) Refried Beans, Shredded Cheese, Grilled Chicken, Salsa, Black Olives, Lettuce, Tomato, Lime Cumin Yogurt Dressing (also makes a great dip for meat, veggies), Green Onion, Guacamole. I made some guacamole for the top because my avocados were too ripe to slice.
Snacks: Oodles of coffee and some Roasted Chickpeas during Grey's Anatomy.