2pp, breakfast, dessert, Recipes, recipes for one, snacks

skinny banana “pudding”

skinny banana "pudding" | my skinny sweet tooth

At almost every family gathering, my aunt makes this ridiculous banana pudding that has me day dreaming of it after each function and counting down the days until our next one.

Quite frankly, I don’t have the patience or enough stretchy pants to make her version anytime I please. So what do I do? I make my own banana “pudding” … without the fattening pudding part. Ha. I’m thinking yogurt. Yes, yogurt! Protein packed, thick, creamy (greek) yogurt. It’s not the “pudding” that makes the dessert what it is, it’s the flavors. This skinny, single serving, healthier version, totally screams banana pudding.

Due to the high protein, this makes a great post workout snack. Now that’s something to look forward to during your last rep.
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2pp, 5pp, dessert, Recipes, recipes for one, snacks

(clean eating) almond joy bites

 almond joy bites | my skinny sweet tooth

It’s no lie that I’m a sucker for an Almond Joy candy bar (or chocolate & coconut) … any time of day. Breakfast? Dessert? Yes, YES!

However, eating candy bars everyday is not considered “in moderation” in my book. Once a week, perhaps. But in an attempt to eat a little cleaner, these will be my Almond Joy swap. Who needs a sugar-filled, coconutty candy bar? Not this girl.  If I ate one of these little nuggets with my eyes closed, I would think I was chomping on the real deal. Seriously … you’re only 4 ingredients away from satisfying that Almond Joy/candy bar craving.

Raw.
No bake.
Super easy.
Guilt free.

What are you waiting for? Yep, I’m going to eat one right now …

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3pp, breakfast, Recipes

cantaloupe parfait bowl

cantaloupe parfait bowl | my skinny sweet tooth

My, oh my,  how my body has changed. I can easily recall mornings when I’d wake up and want nothing less than a deep fried long john doughnut with thick, chocolate icing and peanuts. No wait, it was the sticky bun cinnamon rolls that got me out of bed. Or was it the cheese danishes? In all honesty, it was all of them.

Fast forward to today, I wake up craving fruit. Fruit! No yeasty, deep fried dough. Gosh, I love how this lifestyle is taking effect. Don’t get me wrong, I still want and STILL eat those things, like doughnuts, but I no longer crave them constantly. The mind and body are amazing 🙂 I’ve heard that too much fruit may be frowned upon, but for me, it’s better than giving in to a bag of chips or a long sleeve of cookies. So, why wouldn’t I indulge in natures candy? It’s zero points and such a great, natural medicine. Anyway, back to breakfast!

Summer means one thing: melon.  We are about to have an abundance of fresh cantaloupe and not to mention, watermelon. (Love watermelon pie dessert!) So let’s get creative on how we can eat it. Eating it the same way is no fun; melon balls, melon cubes. It’s the melon BOWL that will shine this season and it’s time to fill them with goodies!

This breakfast is the perfect summer time treat. It’s refreshing, healthy, and low in points. Looks pretty fancy, too 😉 Get creative and add your own toppings … let the cantaloupe bowl be that vehicle. Yes, an edible bowl! Who likes doing dishes anyway? 😛 And a little hint: a grapefruit spoon is the perfect tool to scoop out the melon without mushing 😉
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