Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thankful. ( & healthy Tday desserts!)

Let's state the obvious here.


Well Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

I'm not one who participates in the social media-post-a-day-random-things-im-thankful-for kinda gal.

I don't need just one month a year to be thankful.

But I don't mind sharing the things that I am thankful for with the world.

I am Thankful for...

My health, not just being healthier and active, not being sick and being able bodied.

My loving husband, our life, and what we have. We may not have everything, we may share a car, we may be trying our hardest to save up for a new life in Washington, we may not be able to afford everything we want when we want it BUT we have each other. We don't NEED for anything. Together we will always have it all. There is nothing better than having that one person beside you for everything life will throw at you.

My family. Duh. I may not have a huge family, but I'm blessed to have to loving parents that love not only me, but each other. A sister who although is 8 years older than me and we had a hard time finding common ground through out my younger years has been there for me somehow always. My beautiful niece who is a miracle in herself.

A job, a roof and a fridge full of food. I can't help as many people as I wish too, but we always have enough to keep our selves from going hungry, homeless or unemployed. We try to help and give as much as our budget allows.


this blog. I'm extremely thankful for the fact that I started this and it has kept me accountable and has also led to the meeting of some wonderful people along the way!!

As far as this goes, have a blessed day.


Now whose ready for some healthy spins on Holiday desserts that won't blow the calorie bank!?!

First off the best ever:

Single Serve Pumpkin Pies
The recipe for the filling is what will be in both my pie and the hubbies.
1 Can Pumpkin
1 Container Vanilla Greek Yogurt
3 packets Truvia
Cinnamon to taste
Pumpkin Pie Spice to taste
Mix the above ingredients together well. 

Now for the crusts:

My Quest Pie (295 Calories for whole pie):

2 cinnamon roll quest bars.

Roll bar into a ball, use a rolling pin to now roll it out and from a crust shape and pinch up the sides.

Hubby Pie(265 calories for whole pie):

4 Honey Graham Crackers
2 Packets Truvia
2 TBSPS Spray Butter

Crush graham crackers in baggie til desired texture is met. 
Pour into bowl add butter and tuvia, mix. 
Press into baking container to form a crust.

Now take 1/2 cup of the filling you made and add it to each crust.

Bake the quest bar one for 15 minutes and the graham one for 25 minutes both in a 350 degree oven.

Baked in Apple Strudel
(Yogurt version: 181 Calories, Pumpkin version 233 Calories)

First core out 2 apples, set aside.

Mix 1/2 cup oats
2 TBSPS Cinnamon
2 Packets of Truvia 
A few pumps of spray butter.

Spread out on pan and pop in the over an 350 until golden brown.

Take out mixture and divide in half.

Mix one with 3TBSPS of Vanilla Greek Yogurt 


the other with 1/4 cup of previous used pumpkin pie filling

spoon each mixture into the apple

Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, until apple is soft.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches
(1 sandwich is approx. 160 calories)

1 Container Lite Cool Whip (thawed)
1 Can of Pumpkin
Graham Crackers

Mix cool whip and pumpkin till blended well

Spread 1 Serving spoon size amount onto a graham cracker and top with another.

Repeat until desired amount is finished.

Freeze until solid.

Yay! Heres to 5 healthy dessert options all under 300 calories!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving lovelies!!!

Whats your favorite part of the day?! Traditional or not!

Mine is that the hub and I take our Christmas Card Picture today!!! 

Once I get it done I'll let ya'll see!

May you blessings be bountiful,

- J

1 comment:

    I'm in love with that last picture!