The fight continues, and I am showing progress. I am losing fat and gaining muscle. I still have a way to go, but I can really see the fruit of my labor, and boy is it labor!! I am losing weight slowly, which is my plan, because this is a lifestyle change for me. Starting this week, I will be on a somewhat stricter diet, but will by no mean be starving myself.  I am averaging a loss of an inch every 10-14 days or so. 



Below I have included a recipe that I love, 2 new products that I love, and a sports bra from Lululemon. ENJOY!


 Lululemon has created a sports bra with firm support for those of us who need it!  If you are like me, you agree that the flimsy bras are not helpful for fuller bustlines.  Thank you, Lululemon!


The Bracer Bra by Lululemon
See video here!

2 Great finds for the week!


I have always loved oatmeal and muesli, but Straw Propeller 's new gourmet oatmeal and muesli has taken the two to a new level!!  My favorites are the Original Muesli; ingredients rolled oats, buckwheat groats, raisins,dates, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and flax seed meal, and the Apple Crisp; ingredients certified gluten free oats, diced apple, dehydrated sugar cane juice, walnuts, white chocolate chips, cinnamon, and sea salt. I also love the Banana Bread and Peaches and Berry Bramble.  Sorry, I threw away the containers for those, but you can find the ingredients if you are interested at the website above.  Add water or milk.  I add hot milk or eat it right out of the cup. So delicious!


Also... my new favorite preserve, Aunt Berta's, has only 30 calories per tablespoon, contain no food coloring or preservatives and is so delicious spread on whole grain toast.  I don't have a source because a friend sent it to me, but I found a website that should sell it here.

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I am trying to eat much better, and no one love cobblers and pies more than I do.  This crisp is so delicious, and not only is it much better for you, it is delicious!  ENJOY!


SPICED PEACH AND PISTACHIO CRISP

Serves 6

INGREDIENTS

5 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
2 tablespoons of honey
1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon white whole-wheat or regular while-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped shelled pistachios
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cardamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons butter, melted

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, combine peaches, honey, 1 teaspoon flour and cinnamon.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together oats, remaining flour, brown sugar, pistachios, ginger, cardamon and salt.  Using a wooden spoon, mix in yogurt, then butter; stir until oat mixture is moistened.

Pour peach filling into a 1-quart baking dish and top with oat mixture.  Bake for 35 minutes or until filling bubbles around edges and a knife inserted in the center meets no resistance.  Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

249 calories per serving
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