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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chai "Creme" Brulee

So I was reading the new issue of Clean Eating Magazine (GREAT issue!!) and decided I would make the Chai "Creme" Brulee for dessert one night. I am not a fan of tofu but let me tell you this recipe is delicious and an excellent substitute for the real creme brulee at only 126 calories, 3g fat, 1g carb, 0g fiber and 7g protein. Even my husband liked it :) Enjoy!

1 cup of 1% milk
3 chai tea bags
3 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
2 cardamom pods
8oz firm tofu, drained of all water
1 egg
2 egg whites
1/3 cup plus 2 TB organic evaporated cane juice divided (this is a sugar)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a small saucepan heat milk to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and add tea bags, cloves, cinnamon stick and cardamom. Cover and let stand for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile in a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine tofu, egg, egg whites and 1/3 cup can juice. Process until VERY smooth.
  4. Remove tea bags and spices from milk. With food processor running slowly pour milk through feed tube until combined. Divide mixture equally among 6 ramekins. Place ramekins in a baking dish and fill dish with hot water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  5. Bake in oven for 18-22 minutes until set. Remove from oven and chill until serving. To serve top each creme with 1tsp cane juice and place under preheated broiler until crystals melt and become browned.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Street Strider

The Street Strider is the greatest new way to take your love of the gym elliptical outdoors. You may have seen this product on The Biggest Loser or Dr. Oz as it combines the benefits of jogging, skiing and cycling to offer a total body workout. They even have a smaller version for kids. Visit to preorder yours now as they aren't available until the beginning of next year.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hangover Cure

So I am sure we can all relate to a holiday hangover as it seems the parties are endless. My best friend and I were just talking out this topic this morning as the older we get the worse we feel the following day. Dr. Oz has the ultimate cure, 2TB of honey on each cracker... that's it! The fructose in the honey helps you get rid of the alcohol in your system, and make sure to drink plenty of water to rehydrate your brain.

Monday, December 13, 2010

New Find Kocbocha Squash!

This sweet starchy , Japanese favorite is like the butternut squash cousin but way cooler. Its tastes AMAZING and is a great potato swap. A 3oz serving (about 3/4 cup of cubes) is 30 calories, 0g fat, 7g carbs, 1g fiber and 1g protein. You can find it at select grocery stores and Asian markets. Try it in your favorite Butternut Squash recipes.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Rethink Holiday Coffees

Holiday coffee choices are all around us, but next time you are in the mood for a sweet treat to warm you up, rethink your decision.
  • Starbucks venti Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha with whole milk and whip (my husbands favorite) is over 700 calories and equivalent to an entire beef tenderloin dinner.
  • Dunkin Donuts large Gingerbread Latte has over 440 calories and the sugar equivalent to 4.5 sprinkle the cheer donuts.
  • Panera Breads Peppermint Hot Cocoa is 610 calories and equivalent to 2 slices of pumpkin pie
  • McDonald's large Frappe Carmel is 680 calories and equivalent to 31 Carmel/chocolate candies
  • Starbucks venti Eggnog Latte with whole milk is 630 calories and equivalent to 16 candy canes

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Work Out, Get Rewards!

For every hour of exercise you log wearing the S2H Replay ($20;, you'll get a reward code, and that number will give you discounts at retailers like Apple and Barnes & Noble. There's no limit to the rewards you can collect, so get ready to earn, baby earn!
Frowns mean your not moving!
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