Friday, November 21, 2008

Egg Nog recipe

Someone at group recently asked for an eggnog recipe. Here is one i got off the Susan Maria web site:

(I have not tried this yet as I never was a fan of eggnog but if YOU try it, please post a comment on how it was!)


One 1-ounce pgk sf instant vanilla pudding powder
1 cup half & half (can use fat free)
5 cups milk
3 tablespoons Splenda granular
1 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon brandy or rum extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In large bowl whisk together pudding powder and half & half until dissolved. Whisk in until smooth milk, Splenda, nutmeg, cinnamon, brandy extract, and vanilla. Pour into a large pitcher and allow to chill for at least 2 hours. If mixture becomes too thick add a 1/4 cup milk at a time and stir to blend. This is thick, but not overly so.

(*someone asked about sweetened condensed milk and Linda's reply was: "The sweetened condensed milk sub would make it very sweet. This recipe is VERY close to real as is. I love to use it as creamer in my coffee. I know people will want to make it with MM. That would work...just leave out the Splenda until after it's mixed and then adjust sweetener to taste.")

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Breakfast Danish & Breakfast Cheesecake Cups -- both WLS style

Breakfast Danish

1 egg, beaten (may use 1/4 c Eggbeaters)
2 oz low fat cream cheese, softened 10+* seconds in the microwave
2-3 drops lemon extract
2 pkgs Splenda
sugar free preserves
Combine egg, cream cheese, extract, and splenda in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high for 1-2 minutes, depending on oven wattage. The edges should be firm and the middle slightly jiggly. Cool 2 minutes, and top with preserves. It really does taste just like a danish! pic below is the finished product. it DID taste exactly like a raspberry danish but i didnt have the cream cheese soft enuf to blend with the egg so it looked lumpy and i didn't eat it. *next time heat longer in microwave to soften more. 

Breakfast Cheesecake Cups

2 cups low fat cottage cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
2/3 cup splenda
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites

** You can replace the almond extract and orange zest with 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla instead.


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set seven 6 ounce custard cups or ramkins in a large baking pan.

2. In a food processor, puree cottage cheese until completely smooth. Add cream cheese, Splenda, almond extract and orange zest. Process until smooth. Add eggs and egg whites, one at a time, process to incorporate.

3. Pour mixture into custard cups. Add hot water to pan until halfway up sides of custard cups. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set in the center. Chill for at least 4 hours.

Calories= 130, carbs = 6, protein = 14, fat = 8


I just got these off the Susan Maria boards, have not tried them yet, but am printing out the recipes in hopes of trying them very soon! they sound great and 14 grams protein for the custard cups! aweseome! soon as I try them I'll take pictures to post and give you my thoughts on them.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

headaches are lessening

I'm happy to report that the headaches are lessening in severity and in occurance!
thank you Lord!

i feel its a combo of the new med i am on from the neurologist and the adjustments im getting from the chiropractor and the massage(s) im getting.

Praying that they keep lessening!

Oh ya and I EXERCISED on friday! now there's a first in over 3 months! i did 1 round of the strength training that my trainer set up for me, using the big exercise ball and hand weights and walked on the treadmill for 15 min while watching the morning show on qvc! that was dangerous as i nearly picked up the phone and ordered some pants but i have enough at the moment LOL! Tomorrow we are gonna rake leaves with the youth group from church and I am going to try hard to do m/w/f for the exercise to get back into a routine. slow but sure but i didn't feel that horrid after. 

Friday, November 7, 2008

this sounds good...

"...take the CINNAMON ROLL protein, add warm water and making a paste and then added a packet of sugar free hot cider mix.

OH MY GOSH it is wonderful....warm and tastes like apple pie. YUM"

I have the cinnamon roll protein powder, its by BSN called Lean Dessert, comes in a big red cannister. looking now for a source for the sf hot cider mix. someone said dollar stores, but im not sure they carry the sf. If anyone knows, please post in the comments under this post! Thanks!