Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's what's for lunch

So, Yesterday I started the program called Loseit. My sister R has had great success with it, and I found out that my sister J is also using it. So, I thought why not. Unfortunately, my android phone does not have an app for it, so I have to do it online. I have however emailed the company to see if I can test out an android app. Anyway, I realize that I don't eat unhealthy on work days, it is when I get home from work that I eat poorly, and weekends. Both of which I am trying to improve. As a family we are going on vacation in 15 weeks, and I hope to be 30 pounds lighter by then. If I can do that, then I know I am on the right path to healthy. Anyway, today I made my own version of McDonald's Fruit and Yogurt Parfait, and thought I would share it with you. Here is what the finished product looks like...

Here is the recipe, I used what I had at home, but I am sure you can adjust it to make it friendly to your palate.
1 -serving of Special K Chocolatey Delight cereal (3/4 cup divided into 3 1/4 servings)
1- cup strawberries divided into 1/2 cup portions
1/2 cup raspberries divided into 1/4 cup portions
1/2 cup blueberries divided into 1/4 cup portions
1 serving if Yoplait Light Key Lime Pie yogurt

I took one 1/4 portion of the cereal and put it on the bottom of the glass
then 1 1/2 cup serving of the strawberries sliced thinly, with 1/4 cup raspberries and 1/4 cup blueberries, then topped it with some of the yogurt.
I repeated these steps and made sure that the cereal and the yogurt were the last 2 toppings.
Surprising, I loved it more than with granola, and it was really filling.
What did you have for lunch?


Anonymous said...

you can eat yogurt at my house Too...i'll be at home sometime tonight love mom

rockle said...

that looks great! is the chocolate cereal good with key lime yogurt? if you like these kinds of parfait-y things, vanilla yogurt is great to have around, and also low-fat granola cereal (although obviously special K works well, too). then you can mix in almost any kind of fruits or berries. it's great that you're doing this right now, because at this time of year lots of great produce is in season and it makes it SO EASY to eat better.

also i have a few words for you: wegmans lemon vinaigrette. it's delicious on every green steamed vegetable i can think of, especially green beans and broccoli. just a teaspoon adds SO MUCH FLAVOR and it has only 15 calories and it really makes you feel like you're eating fancy gourmet food.

(you might want to look back through the 'riff-raff blog, back to may of last year, and check out some of the "recipes" from then.)

Autumagic said...

I am so proud of yuo Shelley! Now that my meal plan is over, I can't wait to steal some of the recipes if you post them :)