|Yes, he will be preparing this.|
|Source: iStock Photo|
Another reason I remind myself that this holiday isn't so bad after all, is because it's an excuse to eat chocolate and serve chocolate at work to unsuspecting customers. It's so fun to do chocolate for a change! The recipe below was found on a kefir website recently and I thought it sounded amazing. Let me know if you try it, I haven't yet (and I have no clue how many calories are in it, or how many truffles it makes, but I wanted to share it!). I'll probably never make these either, unless I can find an alternative to agave (it's certainly not low FODMAPs).
|SOURCE OF RECIPE: Natalie Slater|
But I did make these chocolate truffles from EatingWell.com and I highly recommend them (as do the more than 100 customers who tried them last week!). They are only 64 calories and truly delicious. Let's be honest, how can pretzel, peanut butter, and dark chocolate not be delicious? And if you want more chocolate treat ideas for under 100 calories, check out the rest of Eating Well's recipes.
Literally, a very simple pleasure that even the non-chocolate lovers where I work enjoyed!
So, for those of you loving Valentine's Day, and looking forward to a dip in your heart-shaped jacuzzi later with your love, please enjoy.
For those of you sitting at home alone, please, have no fear, your day of snuggles, flowers, and heart-shaped jacuzzis will come one of these days. Have no fear. Meanwhile, Nick and I will be enjoying some chocolate (and homemade ice cream, see below!), filets, and lobster tails, while watching our Thursday night shows on TV. Romantic, eh? Maybe we'll light a candle, or two. Hmmm..maybe not.
I made blueberry ice cream for Nick, check out the recipe here.
I also made peppermint cookies and cream ice cream, which is a modified version of this recipe. Just omit the cinnamon, nutmeg, and walnuts, and replace them with some crumbled Oreos and a dash of peppermint extract.
|Instagram shot from last night, yes, we dug in one day early....I saved the blueberry surprise for today!|
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post. I'll tell you why it's ok not to workout on the weekends (sort of).
Thanks for reading!
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