The Hubs and I had “the talk” yesterday. No, I’m not prego and No we’re not splitting like JLo and Marc Anthony. All is fine in those departments. The Talk is about our physiques. It seems that we have “the talk” about 2 or 3 times a year, we’re good about exercising and eating clean and then we fall off the wagon. It’s a vicious cycle and we are both completely and totally fed up with it all. So last night we sat down, mapped out our journey on paper and today we are hitting it hard. According to multiple internet sources, it takes 3 weeks to break or make a habit stick. So, we’re starting small. 3 weeks. We both outlined what our weekdays will look like including times, activities etc. We’ve also made time in the morning during our coffee to write down our daily goals in a journal. We plan to hold each other accountable and we have vowed to not even utter the words “Taco Bell”. The kids are even on board and are looking forward to yelling at us while we exercise and have already nicknamed themselves “Bob” and “Jillian”. LOL Crazy kids.
So, you’re probably asking yourself….”Why the heck are you telling me all of this”? Right? Well, the plan is to shift FG from butter laden brownies and cream filled ice cream to healthy low cal, low fat and low carb options. I am vowing to YOU now that I will not photograph a pile of lettuce or show you 30 ways to cook a chicken breast on the George Foreman Grilleration. All of the recipes will taste great and the diversity will still be here. I’m already cooking up ideas for delicious fruit sorbets and tasty entrees that even the hardcore P90Xers will be happy to make. I’m also going to start including the calorie chart with each post. That way I’m accountable as well. I’m sure I’m not alone on the Island of Denial. I sabotage myself constantly with the “it’s not that bad” self talk. Until you plug it into a calorie calculator and see just how bad it really was. Please say I’m not alone. Please? Ok, moving on. So, I’ll be whipping up big jugs of green tea to have at the ready and we’ll be hitting the workouts harder and pushing away from the table sooner. I hope you come along with us on this journey and that in the end we all have the epiphany together that eating healthy doesn’t have to be rice cakes and carrot sticks, but rather insanely tasty food that won’t break the daily calorie bank. To start us off…let’s have some Creamy Pineapple Sorbet. Don’t let the name fool you!
Creamy Pineapple Sorbet
1 whole pineapple, skin removed and cored, chopped into large chunks
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup fat-free half and half
1 Add the pineapple chunks to a blender and blend until smooth.
2 Add the honey and half and half and blend until just combined. Pour the pineapple mixture through a fine mesh sieve set over a bowl, pressing on any solids. Place bowl in the freezer for 30 minutes.
3 Using an ice cream maker, freeze the cold pineapple mixture according to the manufacturers recommended instructions. Just before the mixture becomes solid, remove it to a freezer proof dish and freeze for 1 to 2 hours before serving.
Yield 6 Servings