Try It Tuesday

 

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I’ve been trying to slim down before our big trip to Disney World this November and I gotta tell ya, its been ROUGH. I’m not one of those people that “forgets to eat” or when they’re stressed, stops eating. I’m the complete opposite. My day is basically distracting myself until its time to eat again and/or shotgunning hidden chocolate because my kids are driving me batty.

Because of this, I’ve been looking for healthy/healthier treats to help me feel like I’m indulging without completely derailing my day.  When I was grocery shopping the other day I came across these:

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These cups are filled with apples, oatmeal, and chia seeds! There are also other flavors including pear and maple and peach cinnamon spice. The box says you can enjoy them hot or cold, but I decided it would be nice to have a warm dessert! I popped it in the microwave for 45 seconds and voila!

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The first bite I took wasn’t that great. In fact, I *almost* threw it away. But then I stirred it up and plopped a tablespoon of fat free whipped cream on top and it was AMAZING! Now, I will say that this isn’t the *healthiest* of treats–there’s quite a bit of sugar in it and there’s not a ton of protein. BUT, if you’d like to have this rather than a hot fudge sundae, its definitely the healthier of the two!

 

Have you tried these? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Praise tha Lort its Friday, y’all! Not only is it Friday, but its a crisp, cool Friday in FALL! Man, I am so excited that the weather is getting cooler and we’re gearing up for pumpkin spice everything and Halloween! What better way to get your ghouls in gear for the candy coma that is to come than with some geeky goodies!

 

Need a costume that cozy and cute? Grab one of these Mushu loungers from Think Geek!

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No dishonor on you when you hit the Halloween party in this!

 

Personally, I’m not a fan of the “spooky” Halloween stuff. I like dressing up, eating candy, and seeing all the cute kids in their costumes. But the scary movies? I’ll pass. But for you cinephiles out there that love to be scared silly, I’ve got just the game for you!

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This trial size Trivial Pursuit features questions pertaining to classic (and modern classic) horror films!

 

Want to keep your Halloween style low-key this year? Perpetual Kid has your back! Freak out your coworkers while still keeping in line with the dress code with this!

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I seriously want to get this just so I can see how many times I can scare my family!

 

The new season–and new Doctor–premiered this week! And her a-DORK-able costume is already on sale!

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You can grab the entire ensemble or pick and choose the pieces you want straight from Her Universe at Hot Topic!

 

 

Got a geeky goody you want featured on FGF? Hit me on Twitter at: @thehuffmanpost!

Mommy Monday

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As moms, we sacrifice a lot. We go without so our children can have and sometimes its hard to see the things we gain because we’re so focused on what we’ve lost. I saw a video the other day that really hit home and helped me examine my heart and priorities. Take a watch, Mommas, and remember that you’ve gained SO. VERY. MUCH.

 

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A few days ago, I was lamenting to Huff the Hubs the struggle of hitting my protein goal everyday. “I need more protein but I REALLY don’t want to just eat jerky all day, every day,” I told him. He said, “You just need some meatballs or something to snack on.”

Genius.

But, I knew I couldn’t make traditional meatballs–they’re made with bread crumbs and bread equals carbs. I perused Pinterest and found an awesome slow cooker, Keto meatball recipe!

Here’s what I used:

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~1 package ground turkey

~1/2 cup grated, parmesan cheese

~1 egg

~a sprinkle of garlic salt, italian seasoning, onion powder, and Mrs. Dash Table Blend

First, I combined everything in a large bowl and then rolled the mixture into ping pong-sized balls.

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I dropped them in my Crockpot and cooked them on high for about 5 hours.

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Then, they were done! I served them alongside some mashed cauliflower and also heated up two or three for a snack whenever I was behind on my protein intake!

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Here’s the nutritional info for the meatballs:

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Mommy Monday

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Its October, y’all! I freaking LOVE fall. I love the cooler temps, the festive food, college football, and the fact that I can wear a hoodie without a bra and no one would know!

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But, along with fall comes something I detest.

Halloween.

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Okay, before you freak out, let me explain. I absolutely LOVE dressing up and the glorious candy-splosion that happens on October 31st. What I can’t stand are Halloween decorations.

But Jessica! That’s part of the fun. 

Not if you’re a parent its not.

Why? Because going to the store to pick up milk or toilet paper, or cereal isn’t an easy(ish) task anymore when its fall and you have kids. The geniuses at Walmart and Target and pretty much every other store think it is a smart move to put crap like this throughout their stores:

 

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And what happens when a child and toddler sees these hideous balloons that are not only terrifying but also make a loud noise due to the fan that keeps them inflated?

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Then, instead of going about our merry way and getting what we came for, I have to spend the next twenty minutes calming down two frantic kids who are acting like they are undergoing an exorcism.

Why don’t you just go a different route to get the things you need? 

I do.

But again, the folks who have set up these things so intelligently placed them IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FREAKING STORE.

So while most of the world sees Halloween decor and celebrates…

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…I brace myself for the oncoming storm.

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