This week has been crazy! And I’m riding it low-key until I head home on Weds the 21st! Praise the LAWD this week is overrrr!
Onto the Low-Fat recipes, I found these greats eats & treats on SparkPeople. I cannot wait to try these two recipes in partic!
6 cups of Kashi Golean Cereal, 4 TBSP light butter, 1 bag marshmallows
Melt marshmallows and butter in a sauce pan over medium until melted smooth. Stir in cereal. Spread and press into a rectangular cake pan. Let cool, but do not refrigerate. Makes 18 ~2″ squares.
Number of Servings: 18
1 Frigo light string cheese (or other brand), 1/2 cup Fiber One cereal – crushed (may also use Panko bread crumbs), 1/4 cup Egg Beaters, 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, to taste, Salt and pepper, to taste, Optional: low-fat marinara sauce (for dipping)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a food processor
or blender, grind Fiber One to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Place crumbs in a small
plastic container with a lid. Season crumbs with
as much salt, pepper, and Italian seasonings as you like. Set aside.
Cut cheese sticks in half, so that you have 2 sticks. Place sticks in a small bowl, and
pour egg substitute over the top of the sticks.
Swirl egg substitute around so that it thoroughly coats the sticks. One by one, transfer
sticks to the container with the crumbs. Cover
container, and give it a shake to coat the sticks in the crumbs. Carefully return sticks to
the dish with the egg substitute, and coat them
again. Next put sticks back in the crumbs container, cover, and shake once more to coat (try doing this two at a time the second time around). Place sticks on a baking dish sprayed lightly with
Olive oil. Spritz the tops of the sticks with a quick mist of the spray. Place dish in the oven, and bake for 10 minutes (or until the first sign of cheese oozing out). If desired, serve with warm
marinara sauce. Best when eaten immediately, while cheese is hot and gooey! Makes 1 serving. Nutrition info calculated without marinara dipping sauce.
Number of Servings: 1
And the other piece of the post what my discovery of a new plus size designer. Why am I blogging about this? I’ll say it simply, it’s rough being a fat girl. Amongst the obvious ‘fat struggles’, a big one is clothes. I swear, I would be the cutest lil’ button, dressed to the nines. However, cute/trendy/fashionable clothes for girls my size are still scarce. I mean yes, we have Lane Bryant, Torrid, Avenue and FashionBug… but that’s it. Yes, JCPenney’s & Macy’s have a ‘women’s section’, but the clothes are straight up for grannys AND they’re not tailored for bigger girls! Seamstresses need a good talkin’ to. Just because the shirt is ‘bigger’ doesn’t mean add more fabric to the waist area and make it droopy. I guess what I’m getting at is that these clothes are 3x (technically), but they’re not tailored to fit well on a bigger person… it seems like they simply added more fabric and called it Plus Size. Lastly, plus size clothing always seems so much more expensive. I mean yes, I get it, you’re using more fabric… but shoooot, not THAT much more. heh.
Sooo… while I was pinning stuff on Pinterest today, I found this dress and then followed it to the clothing line website, igigi.com. Btw, I’m obsessed with that dress! Love the clothes on that site, and it’s for sizes 12-32. Legit. The designer’s name is Yuliya Raquel and she’s brilliant! Also, if you’re not on pinterest, you should be. Follow me here.
Eventually, I hope to not have these struggles with clothes in the future. Just had to add these few insights, for those of you who don’t know the other struggles of fat girls that fall in the ‘etc.’ category.
Alright, kiddos! TGIF! Have a spectacularrrr fin de semana! Weekend Vlog & Prod Review coming upppp!