Thursday, September 15, 2011

Beat the Heat - Lower-Calorie-Than Ice Cream Substitute

In my quest to get published and my quest to get to my wedding weight I have had to be creative,
in both arenas.

This blog I thought I’d share with you a lower-calorie-than ice cream substitute that even works for my husband (a huge ice cream fan) and my teenage son.

Take individual fat free yogurt containers and throw them in the freezer.

Yoplait now has inspired flavors including Cinnamon Bun, Red Velvet Cake, Black Forest Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Key Lime Pie and Boston Cream Pie.

A few short hours later the yogurt is solid and can be

chipped away,



dragging the dessert eating experience out. Especially nice when watching TV.

Cold, sweet, individually packaged and a healthy alternative to dessert.

And for the more budget-conscious. I also buy the larger tub size fat free yogurt and using the small Gladware individual containers, spoon some in and free these. You could also add your own fruit to these if you want.

So no more 1/2 gallon later, wondering where that 1/2 gallon of full fat ice cream went.

Feel Free to share any of your creative, lower calorie substitutes?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Be Kind to Writer's and Editor's

I was doing some research and found out that this month, September is
Be Kind to Writer's and Editor's Month. How cool is that? Our very own month where others should be KIND to us. It's nice to be thought of.

We share the month.
September is also Pink Flamingo Month, National Potato Month and Save the Tiger Month.

But back to our writerly pursuits, September is also officially
Adult Literacy Month and Read-A -New Book Month.

I'm off to put the pink flamingo on the lawn, have a potato and start a new book.

How will you celebrate this prestigious month? Feel free to share.