My friend Mary was in town this weekend. Being the sweet friend that she is, she said that as soon as I had started blogging years ago, she knew it would be a great platform for me to grow my voice as a dietitian. I was so flattered! She asked how my cookbook is coming along and the answer to that question is…splendidly! I only have 26 recipes to go! And, my publisher will not be expecting the final product until November 1st versus October 1st. Woop!
While that means this stress and insanity may continue another month, it means I can start to focus a bit more on blog recipes to share with YOU! Mr. Prevention has been thoroughly enjoying the remaking of so many of our favorites, while I have been living on a prayer that I can get home, have dinner made, and have the cookbook recipe photographed all before the natural daylight is gone. Seeing as the days are only getting shorter, this has been…challenging. It has also forced me to move my workouts to post-dinner which is even more challenging. I envy all of you late-evening exercisers. Donna is one of these people and I seriously struggle for the energy at that hour of the day. Of course the simple answer would be to move my workouts to the morning, and I may get there…but not yet.
So while talking to Mary yesterday I was saying how the only recipe I have to share contains meat and what ever will I do for a Meatless Monday post? I was inspired while grocery shopping (honeycrisp apples are here!) and then perusing Pinterest. I whipped up a meatless masterpiece to share.
I tend to over-look the simple things in life. Yogurt + peanut butter — big whoop. It doesn’t get any easier than that. But fortunately, it also doesn’t get any more delicious that this….and I’m not even a peanut butter fanatic like some!
I didn’t think it was possible for a honeycrisp apple to be anything more. But this dip takes my favorite apple up a whole notch.
I am taking this to work today and I’m going to share with the cook and the kitchen supervisor. Unless they disagree, I think this will even be served in the hospital cafeteria this week. One bite and lives will be changed forever.
No, seriously. Don’t roll your eyes til you try!
Peanut Butter Yogurt Fruit Dip adapted from Real Mom Kitchen
1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
1/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter
Combine the ingredients using a whisk in a small bowl. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Yield: 5 servings (1/4 cup each)
Nutrition Information (per serving): 133 calories; 8.6 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 100 mg. sodium; 7.2 g. carbohydrate; 1.0 g. fiber; 8.4 g. protein
Result: My new favorite snack, without a doubt! Served with a small apple, this snack comes in right at 200-210 calories and is very filling. The portion size of dip is generous because, well, you’ll probably have trouble saying no to more! Enjoy!
This weekend flew by…busy week ahead!