Sunday, August 12, 2012
Today I wanted to be very careful about what I ate, because of last night, and because I have no idea how well I'll eat while I'm in Pensacola. Then the chocolate bug hit. Thankfully, I keep only healthy sweet snacks in the house, and my chocolate options were limited. Also thankfully, I'm lazy, so I knew I wouldn't leave the house just to pick up a candy bar, or other horrible for me chocolate deliciousness. My ready made options at home were cocoa roasted almonds (an absolute favorite) or a chocolate protein shake, neither of which seemed like they'd hit the spot. Then I remembered seeing a recipe for chocolate frozen yogurt (on Pinterest of course) and knew I had all of the ingredients.
Very simply... 1 cup greek yogurt (fat free, obviously), 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, sweetener of your choice (stevia, agave, or splenda).
You can freeze it or not. I didn't freeze mine because I was hungry and ready for some chocolate! Unfrozen it has the consistency of chocolate mousse. Greek yogurt is already pretty thick, but the cocoa powder "dries" it out a bit and really thickens it up. I loved it! Apparently if you want it frozen you should stir it every few minutes so it doesn't get completely hard, but I couldn't tell you what the consistency would be like. I'd assume closer to that of a traditional frozen yogurt.
Anyway, for this whole cup (it's a lot!) there are only 150 calories, 1 g fat, 15 g carbs, and 25 g protein. There is also 4 g fiber (who knew cocoa powder is loaded with fiber?). Lovely.
For another quick recipe update. I made party chicken a few weeks ago, and slow cooked it in the oven. I tried it again last week, but wanted to see how it would work in a crock pot. Seemed as though it wouldn't be a problem. My biggest concern was if it would change the flavor. I have noticed that oven vs. crock pot does seem to give a different flavor for some things (like when I tried making the chicken for avocado chicken salad in the crock pot, not good). Well, the verdict is in, and it was still great! I didn't notice a difference at all. I did change up the spices I used, just to play around, but the chicken and bacon are the main flavors and it all seemed the same.
I am so ready for Tuesday to get here! I am still being so impatient...