Dessert from last night…
I really wanted to have dessert last night ( I think it is my running, which usually catches up with me at the end of the evening and I can feel like a bottomless pit sometimes) so I decided to make a cake and Jeff couldn’t have been happier!! I made half the recipe of (click to get recipe) Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Pound Cake…. and put it into a loaf pan.
I didn’t really measure much this time (sorry sis). I just cut everything in half and these exceptions:
- I used regular smart balance not smart balance light ( still cutting the “bad” type of saturated fat/trans fat often in spreads & butters & margarines and replaced with a “healthy fat” of smart balance).
- I used only white sugar instead of white and brown ( out of the brown)
- I used nonfat greek yogurt instead of cream cheese ( higher protein content, healthy bacteria for digestion, no fat)
- I used 1 egg whole with 1 egg white ( original recipe calls for 3 eggs).
It was FANTASTIC!!! Oh my goodness, but the best part:
Pumpkin Chocolate Frosting!
I remember someone commenting on such a creative way to use pumpkin yesterday in my triangles (Thank You!) and I thought , Why not try pumpkin in the frosting because it will add some fiber, vitamin A and a healthy veggie? It was AWESOME! It tasted just like buttercream frosting but even BETTER!
Here is my estimated recipe:
1 tablespoon of smart balance light
2/3 cup chocolate chip minis
Microwave this on medium power for about 30 seconds,
Then, Add small glob” of pumpkin puree (approx. 3 tablespoons)
Then, add about 1 cup powdered sugar
I let it set in the fridge while the cake cooled. ( but i sliced up to pieces for Jeff and I because I am incredibly impatient when it comes to dessert)
Okay on to Breakfast:
Steel Cut Oats ( quick cook) mixed with water and a “glob” of pumpkin puree and some peanut butter ( Smucker’s was not on the recall list for salmonella outbreak and I got it a long time ago…)
Warm blueberries, pineapple and cherries.
Body: Rest . I might do something after class but I have a busy day until 6.
Group meeting at 10:45- studying for quiz
Food Principles Class 12-3:30 and
Advanced Nutrient Metabolism II from 4-6.
I will post my synopsis later/tomorrow for my article on Moderate Vitamin E supplementation in spreads. It helped reduced free radical damage in healthy non-smoking adults!
Tuesday night TV!