I can finally justify buying the ice cream maker I wanted for so long. The first few recipes I tested were a complete mess, with my test subjects (who are coincidentally no longer in my circle of friends) saying it tasted like frozen sour cream. With half of a deliciously ripe mango sitting in my kitchen and the ice cream maker punished in a cabinet (it took me five minutes to remember where I put it), I decided it was time to give it another go. And it worked!
Peanut Butter Fudge for One
The late night cravings for sweets never go away, and when they get serious, this has become my go-to treat. And I dare say it's good for you.
Zucchini Bikini Pumpkin Bread
We'll name this skinny version of Zucchini Bread after my Zucchini Bikini Soup. After all, it is much lighter than the zucchini bread I was told about. This is my first zucchini bread ever, as in the first I have ever tried, and therefore tried to make. (Okay, this one pictured is the second one, because round one of recipe testing was a major fail.) It's surprisingly delicious, moist (and almost fat free) and packed with healthy stuff. I also decided to add a fall twist with the pumpkin. You zucchini bread connoisseurs can try this out and let me know how I did.
Holy Prosciutto! Panino
This sandwich is crazy good, and perfect for entertaining. I made these the day I got my Maggie. Paired with mimosas, it was the perfect ladies lunch. And, it's not as sinful as it tastes! *Italian lesson inside.
Apple Cinnamon Yo-To-Go
I much prefer to sweeten my own yogurt versus buying the fruit-flavored (and sugar-loaded!) variety. I call this yo-to-go because I usually whip this up at home and enjoy it as a snack at work. It also tastes better after the flavors hang out.
Skinny Moose Munch
I discovered Moose Munch when I was at my heaviest. That's right, meeting Harry and David was not good news for the size of my rear end. Now, thanks to 100-calorie bags of popcorn and a little bit of melted dark chocolate, I can have Moose Munch every day if I want to, and not feel the slightest bit guilty about it.
Ginger Cinnamon Apple Bread
...with agave butter! Served warm, and with coffee, can you think of a better breakfast? Neither can I. It's made with all-natural ingredients: whole grains and lots of real fruit. And the smell that permeates the house is to die for...
Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
It's easy to make your own healthy chocolate-covered strawberries at home. Yes, healthy. Mine are (lightly) dipped in (antioxidant-rich) dark chocolate and covered in heart-healthy nuts. If you love Nutella, and who in the right mind doesn't, you'll fall in love with this recipe.
It's like I rediscovered Greek yogurt all over again, and I'm finding endless ways to enjoy it. A secret to staying on track is keeping it interesting, and by that, I mean playing with flavors and presentation. There's no reason why I can't enjoy my breakfast or snack in a martini glass. Cheers to that!
NICE TO MEET YOU.
I'M LUISANA - A PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL, WORLD TRAVELER, RECIPE DEVELOPER, AND RELENTLESS EATER. JOIN ME AS I DISCOVER THE KEY TO DELICIOUS LIVING, ONE HEALTHY RECIPE AT A TIME.
Disclaimer: I am not a dietitian, counselor, personal trainer, doctor, or any other healthcare related professional. I do not mind giving advice or suggestions, but please keep in mind that I have NOT been trained in these fields. If you ask me a question I will answer it to the best of my ability.