Monday, April 19, 2010

Weight A Minute Monday! Wedding Weight-Loss Plan: Recipes

(Last week we talked about a few wedding weight-loss exercise tips now here are a few sweet rewards you can try.)

Vow to live a long and healthy life together. Start by exercising and eating right before and after the big day. Look to each other for support. Lead by example and encourage your partner to keep his or her promise. And don't forget to reward yourselves for all the hard work!

Tone your body with these muscle-building snacks! Packed with protein and monounsaturated fats, these are desserts perfect for the post-workout treat.

Blackberry Belly Buster Parfait
Makes 2 servings
1 cup low-fat ricotta
1 ripe avocado
2 tsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 pint blackberries

Directions: Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour into a tall glass, alternating layers of blackberries and the puree. Enjoy!

Whey Protein Faux Ice Cream Sandwiches
1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1 banana
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 scoop whey protein
Graham crackers (reserve)

Directions: Puree all ingredients together and freeze until semi-solid. Stir a few times while freezing. Once it has reached "ice cream" consistency, sandwich a scoop between 2 low fat graham crackers and return to freezer to firm up. Serve or keep in and air-tight container in the freezer until you're ready for your next post-workout snack.

Article Taken from The Dr. Oz Show website.


Natalie said...

I already drink protein shakes from time to time so I'm going to try the faux ice cream sandwich recipe. Don't they sell chocolate graham crackers too? That might be something to try. I'm always down for a sweet. I get tired of sugar-free jello when I'm trying to be good.

Anonymous said...

YUCK...bring on the real icecream sandwich, but in moderation. Thats one reason why I think dieting is so hard for people because they feel like they have to give up so much REAL stuff. The reality is that you don't. Eat a real icecream, made of milk & sugar but in moderation. Its not bad for you and you will be satisfied.

Spicy Wifey said...

Great comments!

True, we can eat all things in moderation. It is all about adapting to a " healthy lifestyle".
Healthy options and alternatives, even if they are "faux" are great for those who want to eat sweets more frequently and may find it difficult to indugle in moderation. Or just to present new options.

If its tasty and good, I will try it. If its healthy and good for me, even better!

Spicy Wifey Co-Founder