Sunday, February 6, 2011

Homemade Pop Tarts

About a couple weeks ago I saw on Facebook someone saying that they made homemade pop tarts. I immediately followed the link on their site and saw the recipe. I thought about for a while and being in St. Croix I decided to wait until I was back in Boise. I'm back and so yesterday London and I decided that it would be a good idea to try them out. I, like most people, ate a lot of pop tarts in college because they were the most bang for the buck in the vending machines that lined the halls on campus. I knew they were horrible for me but since I was dancing all the time I figured that the exercise would balance out the harm. Well now that I have London I have not purchased pop tarts in years. There are a few foods that I will not buy and pop tarts are one of those foods. They are full of preservatives and artificial colors and not to mention high fructose corn syrup. No real fruit and who knows how long their shelf life is. London didn't even know what they were, until yesterday when we made them.

I can tell you this, they are time consuming. They are not difficult but time consuming for sure. Instead of making them rectangles we made them half circles. This time I opted for chocolate filling. I chopped up some dark chocolate, mixed in some sugar, cinnamon, and a dash of nutmeg. Next time I will try a jam filling. It was so much fun and now London will only know a pop tart to be my pop tarts. Here is the website that I got the recipe from. This site has a lot of really yummy recipes on it that I am dying to try. I will do and then let you know as I do.

Here are the pictures of our experience. London loved helping and then she loved eating. We also did the recommendation of King Arthurs Flour of making the scraps into a tasty treat. It was a delicious kind of day yesterday.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Healthy Snack

It's been a long long time. Sorry to all those that follow and like my recipes. My Dad passed away unexpectedly the 28th of November so my mind has been elsewhere. I have also been back home with my family for a while and just now got back to Boise. While I was away I ate so many yummy comfort foods and loved them all.

One of my favorite snacks, and London's, is yogurt. I go through phases with yogurt and sometimes don't eat it for months but right now I'm on a kick. I love greek honey yogurt. I love the brand Zoi, which I can only find in one store here in Boise. It's so thick and creamy.

For a snack I scoop some into a bowl then top with blueberries and drizzle with a little extra honey. I love this snack and don't feel bad when I eat it. :)

Greek yogurt has more protein in it that regular yogurt, which right now since I am 27 weeks pregnant, is very important. The blueberries provide antioxidants and that tiny burst of flavor. (The extra drizzle of honey is just because I love sweet things!) Hope you enjoy this super easy and yummy snack, good for all ages.