Try It Tuesday

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My Pinterest feed has been flooded with life hacks for healthy(ier) snacks and desserts and I finally remembered to pick up the ingredients for one the other day! And, remarkably, all I needed was TWO things:

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Yup. That’s it. All I needed was an Oikos protein yogurt and a packet of sugar free lemonade drink mix!

I poured about half the packet of drink mix into the yogurt and mixed it all up!

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Then, I separated the mixture into to different containers. I topped one with some Reddi Whip and crumbled up half a graham cracker on top.

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This was pretty good! It tasted like a lemon meringue pie! It was tasty and it didn’t break the calorie bank! Look at these stats:

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And the cool thing about this is that you could pretty much use any flavor drink mix to shake things up! Have you ever tried this? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

Mommy Monday

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Y’all. I am so over winter. I just can’t hang with these frigid temperatures, ridiculously cold winds, and days on end at home. I truly believe I have a mild case of seasonal affective disorder. Right now, spring seems but a distant dream.

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I just can’t hang with this foolishness. I miss the sun. I miss going outside with my kids (I NEVER thought I’d say that; I’m what you call “indoorsy”). I miss walking out to my car and not having to basically shove tissues up my nose to stop all the running!

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I want to take family walks in the neighborhood without the fear of my kids getting hypothermia. I want my hair to stop being so freaking static-y because the air is so dry. And I want to not have to wear layers upon layers of clothing just to walk to the mailbox!

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However, don’t–as the kids say–“get it twisted”, though. I am in NO WAY ready for the triple-digit-hotter-than-the-surface-of-the-sun-humidity that is an Oklahoma summer. But dang, man. Is a 70-75 degree day too much to ask?

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Sigh. 

Until then, I’ll just be over here price-checking flights to the Bahamas.

Mommy Monday

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Does anyone else feel like the past three months have been nothing but coughing, sneezing, and/or fevers? It seems like every time I log onto Facebook, I’m seeing someone post about how they’re getting sick/getting over a sickness/nursing a sick child (or husband). Here at the Huffman Homestead, we’ve been battling coughs and congestion since mid-January. Its to the point that, when we’re out in public, if I hear someone cough I fight the urge to spray them with Lysol.

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When I saw the latest song parody from The Holderness family, I related to it sooooo much:

 

*immediately chugs Emergen-C*

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, boys and girls! We’ve been staying in a lot avoiding the cold weather, which means we’ve been stuck indoors, coughing/sneezing/blowing noses and sharing germs. Us over at the Huffman Homestead are in dire need of geeky goodies to buoy our spirits and I’m sure you could too! So let’s get to it, shall we?

While we were at Disney World, I really, really wanted to find where they sold “The Grey Stuff” (like from Beauty and the Beast) with this cookbook from Firebox, I might be able to make it!

Disney’s Simple Family Cookbook features 100 quick, easy, and delicious recipes your whole family is sure to enjoy!

When you’re done noshing on Lady and Tramp’s spaghetti, you can fix a spot of tea with Think Geek’s new Star Trek Captain’s tea set!

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This set, which features the Star Command logo as well as the insignia for the United Federation of Planets, comes with teapot, two tea cups, two saucers, a sugar bowl, and creamer pitcher!

 

Growing up, Huff the Hubs loooooved Winnie the Pooh. When we were first expecting Huff the Tot, he suggested a Pooh-themed nursery (which I quickly shot down in favor of our Star Wars nursery). But, maybe if we have a third, we can get this for the little geekling’s room:

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This framed, canvas map is perfect for any A. A. Milne fan and is available at any Hot Topic!

 

Anyone planning on going to see the newest installment of the How to Train Your Dragon series in theaters? Then you need this (ya know, to sneak candy into the movie! Wait, I would never condone such behavior…*cough cough*)!
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This Toothless mini backpack is made of faux leather and features the adorable dragon’s quirky smile and tiny wings! Seriously, could this be any cuter?!

 

Happy fangirling!

 

 

 

 

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After Valentine’s Day–or, as I like to call it, “Day Losing Count of all the Carbs”–I told myself to get my rear in gear and STAHP with the sweets and carbohydrates because they’re not helping me with my goal. Which is so incredibly difficult when the day after Valentine’s Day is Half-Price Candy Day.

Sigh. 

I figured I should have something on hand for when I want a carb (e.g., bread) but I don’t want to completely render all my hard work moot. Enter: cloud bread!

I’ve seen this innumerable times on Pinterest and have wanted to try it forever! The best part is: its only three ingredients!

Here’s what you need:

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4 eggs, separated

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1/4 cup  cream cheese, softened

 

First, preheat your oven to 300°. Then, line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Next, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar in a bowl with an electric mixer on high until stiff peaks form. This will take about 1 to 2 minutes.

 

After that, beat the cream cheese in a separate bowl on medium speed until smooth. Add in the egg yolks (one by one) beating the mixtures until its completely smooth. This part is tricky: gently fold in the egg white mixture into your yolk mixture. Be sure to not “mix”.

 

When the mixture appears to be one color, use a 1/4-cup measuring cup and scoop batter onto your prepared cookie sheets about two inches apart. Then, spread each scoop into a small (about 4-inch) circle.

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Pop into the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and the centers are completely set. When they’re done, cool your bread on the baking pans for about 5 minutes and then remove and place onto wire racks to completely cool.

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Y’all, I REALLY liked this! I made a sandwich out of it for lunch (complete with yummy Quest protein chips!) and it was soooo good!

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The bread was light and fluffy but not “eggy”. It was great! And just check out the nutrition information for one piece:

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That’s what I’m talking about!

Have you ever tried this before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

Mommy Monday

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A few weeks ago, I posted how I kept Huff the Tot busy during my workouts. Well, the other day, I was in need of an activity for Huff the Babe while I worked with his older sister on sight words.

I asked him if he wanted puzzles.

No.

Did he want to color?

No.

Paint?

No.

Play with Legos?

No.

I was at my wits end.

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Desperate, I searched Pinterest and found a quick and easy activity that could occupy the kid for ten freaking minutes while I helped HtT with Tot School.

It worked! *PRAISE HANDS*

He was occupied for a good 15-20 minutes while Huff the Tot and I finished up Tot School and screamed into a pillow. Just kidding about that last part. Maybe.

What independent activities do you have for littles? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

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After the fiasco of last week’s cheesecake in a mug, I was on the hunt for an easy, tasty Keto dessert. Thankfully, Pinterest delivered!
Here’s what I used:
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~One packet sugar free Jell-O cheesecake mix
~2 cups heavy whipping cream
All you have to do is mix the two together until it starts to thicken up. Then, either eat right away or divvy them up into individual containers and refrigerate!
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You guys, this was DELICIOUS! Seriously, it was so good! The calorie count was a little high BUT, it is Keto and it’s not bad for a dessert or a “treat”! Here are the stats:
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Have you ever tried this? What did you think? Share in the comments below!