Monday, April 14, 2008

Food Goodies

I hope everyone is having a glorious start to the week...I am still feeling great! And not too sore from the 7 mile run yesterday. Yeah!!!

Good news!!! Wal-Mart is now selling Oikos Greek Yogurt. It is AWESOME! My cherub, this post is for said it was blog worthy! :)

This stuff is amazing! Really. Check out the breakdown:
Calories: 130
Fat: 0
Carbs: 9 (sugars)
Protein: 22g

Do you see that ladies????? 130 glorious creamy custard calories and 22 grams of protein. If you are like me, you didn't eat yogurt much b/c it was low protein and high sugar or when I did eat it, I would mix protein need with this yummines. This stuff has 9 grams of lactose sugar and tons of great natural goodies like live active cultures. And you can get it at your local Wal-Mart in the yogurt section - but, let me warn you, they don't carry a lot so find out when they get their deliveries and buy all you can!!

What can you do with this goodness? 1. Use it in your shakes. 2. Make dip - it is plain so you can add ranch for a yummy dip. 3. Add vanilla and splenda and sliced strawberries. 4. Use it in cheesecake (I am going to make a cheesecake this weekend and will let you know how it goes).

I love hummus. Like LOVE it. But, what is the best thing to eat hummus with? Chips, of course. Chips not so good for what I am trying to achieve so here is what I did:

Jessica's Pepperoni Chips
Turn oven to 425
17 Turkey Pepperoni slices
Spread slices out on cookie sheet and cook for 10-12 minutes or until crispy
Let cool and use like chips

The pepperoni slices have 70 calories in 17 pepperonis and 10 grams of protein - 3.5 grams of fat. :) Dip those bad dads in the hummus and you have a fairly healthy snack. High sodium and you have to be careful not to eat too much of the hummus but I was in heaven.

Happy Monday everyone!

If you haven't checked out Cynthia's HILARIOUS vlog today, check it. GOOD STUFF! Get ready to laugh.


P.S. Was gonna take tonight off from working out but I said to myself: "Self - you are NOT going to get ripped taking a night off" so I worked out. And I feel great. My biceps are blowed up!


EM :) said...

We make pita with turkey ronis ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! yum yum yum. I don't even like the real ones anymore. Turkey=much healthier!

Tressa said...

mmmmm recipe sounds delicious!! thanks... oooh i saw that stuff in oxygen just yesterday- i'm gonna go looking for it!!

Cathy said...

I love Oikos Jess! I love it in protein shakes and in my morning protein pancake!

Hayley said...

WHY have I not checked out your blog before?! It is awesome!! :) I also love how you have a public Fit Day food log. Thank you!

I keep reading and hearing about Greek yogurt, but I've heard of Fage...can you get that anywhere? Does it taste better than regular yogurt?? I seriously need to check it out.

Are you prepping for a comp?

Jessica said...

Em - Turkeyronis - ROCK. Seriously. Love them. Add them to Kashi's pizza for a extra protein punch.
Tressa - this months Oxygen is pretty awesome! :) I am so excited that they are finally adding content back to their mag.
Cathy - I LOVE Oikos - and I haven't tried it in my pancake/waffle but watch out - I am gonna.
And Haley - I don't know WHY you haven't found me yet! :) But so glad you have and WELCOME! Oikos is the SAME as Fage but you can buy it at Wal-Mart! Yeah! The only place I can find Fage is at the local health food store which I only go to once a month! As for competing, I am considering a show this year but not sure. Trying to get right with me first! :)


Noel said...

ME AGAIN!! :) I have never seen that yogurt. Thanks for the tip, i will recommend this to my clients...thanks!


oh--you asked about my 2 hours a day for way! Very little actually. I just added one session and it is now up to 4. Most of contest prep has been 3. (no more than about 45 min a session)

When is your next show?