Sweet, sweet mother of God, get thee to the closest Trader Joe’s and grab this sugar, chocolate coffee bean grinder thing. Total impulse buy on my part last week and now we’re inseparable. I was a little indecisive yesterday so I went one half cream cheese, one half almond butter on my bagel. That bowl also has a greek yogurt + cottage cheese mixture below all the fruit. I thought this was a pretty decent sized breakfast but somehow I was hungry by 11am. I’ll really never understand how some days I can last until 2pm and other days I want to eat my hands by 11. No rhyme or reason to it.
Sometimes we all eat leftovers out of tupperware containers standing over our sink, right?
Please tell me you all have seen Katie’s cookie dough dip? Say yes. Otherwise, click that link and go make it!
I made a few tweaks, using cannellini beans instead of chickpeas and only adding about 1 tablespoon of agave as sweetener.
This stuff is good. It’s definitely not sickly sweet (especially because I drastically reduced the sweetener) and you’re not going to fool anyone into thinking this is real cookie dough, but it’s an awesome healthy take on cookie dough. Kind of reminds me of these Healthy Cookie Dough Bites in dip form.
There were quite a few chocolate covered pretzels and pita chips consumed and even a leftover pancake from Sunday’s breakfast smeared with this stuff. The second the logical part of my brain would tell me to stop, the other half (notice I didn’t call it illogical) would say, “but it’s made of beans! It’s healthy, eat more!” so, I did.
Here is where I completely spaced out and I forgot to take a picture. My excuse is that Ulysses came home after a 4 day unexpected trip and I got sidetracked.
Let’s visualize the veggie love instead…
A big serving bowl filled with lettuce and baby spinach, half a chopped red pepper, half an avocado, a handful of cherry tomatoes, pepitas, nutritional yeast and 4 toasted sweet potato goat cheese puffs on top. Dressing was just balsamic & extra virgin olive oil.
We tried to get into Arrested Development while eating on the couch but after 2 episodes, I don’t think it’s for me. I’m just not into that kind of humor. I hate “dumb humor” actually and I really don’t like the narrator voice going on from time to time in the episodes.
Any good TV show recommendations (on Netflix) while I wait (impatiently) for my precious Breaking Bad season 4.
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