Fan Girl Friday!

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Hey y’all! Its been a while since I’ve done an FGF, so I figured I’d make it a good one so you wouldn’t be *too* upset that you’ve missed out on so much nerdy awesomeness!

 

Get your passports and dress robes, people because I just heard that there is going to be a Harry Potter-themed cruise coming to England this year! *Cue the fangirl screams*

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Barge Lady Cruises will be hosting a six-day trip down the River Thames making magical stops at locations used in or as inspiration for the Potter films! There’s even a stop at the home used as “4 Privet Drive”! *Packs bag, grabs wand, and waits for an owl to arrive with instructions on how to use the floo network to get to London*

 

And speaking of the spectacle-wearing boy wonder, check out these Hogwarts-inspired clutches from Think Geek!

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The uniform-themed bags come in Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw colors!

 

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I’m sure many of you fellas out there are trying to think of that perfect gift for your gal. Let me give you some advice: flowers are lame. They only stick around for a while and then they die. You know what doesn’t fade? The absolute A-DORK-ABLE-NESS of this Star Wars plushie bouquet!

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I mean, for reals, just LOOK at that Porg! And if a galaxy far, far away isn’t your lady’s “thing”, there’s many more to choose from including microbes, books,  and science-themed!

 

Sometimes its hard to start the day off in a good mood. Its tough getting out of bed on these cold, winter mornings. Make waking up easier with this unicorn pancake mold from Perpetual Kid!

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Breakfast: the most important–and magical–meal of the day!

 

As I mentioned, V-Day is coming up FAST. And whether you give this as a gift for someone special or gift it to yourself, there’s going to be one happy chocolate-lover come February 14th!

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This 36-piece chocolate gift set comes with a variety of chocolate infusions including: Baconluxious, Totally Tangy Mango, Orange-A-Go-Go, and Strawberry Waffle Wild! I may just have to buy one of these for myself!

 

Happy fangirling!

Try It Tuesday

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I’ve been doing the low-carb/Keto thing for a few weeks now and seeing good results so I’m keeping this train going! I found an AMAZINGLY delicious dessert that is LC/K and I just gotta share it!

Here’s what you need:

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~4 oz.  cream cheese, softened (seriously, it needs to be super soft, but not melted)

~8 oz. Milk Chocolate Delight Atkins Shake (I used a Svelte Organic shake because that’s what I had on hand)

~1 box sugar-free chocolate pudding mix

~4 tbs. peanut butter

First, mix the cream cheese and shake in a large mixing bowl until it is well mixed and there are no chunks.

 

Then, add the packet of sugar-free pudding and peanut butter.  Blend well!

 

Line a plate with wax paper (I didn’t have any so I used foil; worked just as well!). Roll the mixture into little balls and put them on the foil or wax paper and place them in the freezer to set. (Note: My mixture wasn’t as “doughy” as the original recipes’, so I did spoonfuls of the mixture. They ended up looking like little piles of dog poo…Whoops!)

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After about an hour or so, pop the balls into a container and store in the freezer! You can enjoy these frozen or let them thaw for about a minute or two! They are sooooooo good!

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Each ball has about 35 calories, 2 carbs, and 1 gram of protein! Have you ever tried these before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

 

Try It Tuesday

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You would assume that, seeing as how this is the first Try It Tuesday of the year that you are about to read an uber-healthy post about something delicious and nutritious, sure to help you stay on track with your resolutions, right?

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HA! NOT TODAY!

Today I’m going to share one of my favorite sweet treats (that I actually learned from my sister) and I took to my family’s New Year’s Eve get together! Its called Tiger Butter and its amazing!

Here’s what you need:

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  • 1 bag vanilla chips (11 oz)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

First, line a 9×13 glass pan with parchment paper or foil. I had to use tape to get the parchment paper to stay in place (which was super annoying) but I thought it would work better than foil.
Pour the semi-sweet chocolate chips into a small, glass bowl. Microwave for about a minute and stir gently until smooth. You may need to add a few extra seconds if it didn’t melt all the way. Then, set it aside.

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Next, pour the vanilla chips into a medium-sized glass bowl. Microwave for about a minute and a half. Stir gently until smooth. Add the peanut butter and stir until the mixtures is well combined and there are no lumps.

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Pour the vanilla-peanut butter mixture into the lined pan. It probably won’t reach the edges of the pan–don’t panic! Its totally fine. Once the mixture has settled, pour in the melted semi-sweet chocolate in lines.

After that, take a knife and run it the opposite direction of the chocolate lines you created to achieve a swirl pattern. Swipe your knife through the mixture however many times you want until you achieve the look you prefer!

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Let it cool either on the countertop or in the fridge. When its cooled and firm, cut it into small squares and store in an airtight containerIMG_7415

 

You guys, I could LEGIT eat this whole recipe if I did not exercise EXTREME self-control. Like, for reals. Its just sooooo good! Definitely “Cheat Day”-worthy!

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

 

 

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Losing weight is tedious and not very fun. So I’ve been looking for healthier versions of my favorite indulgences because, let’s face it, if I can’t have chocolate I”ll be one depressed Momma. Thanks to Pinterest, I came across this:

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I was instantly intrigued and decided to try it out!

Here’s what you need:

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1/2 cup – peanut butter, natural

1 large – banana

1 teaspoon – vanilla extract

2 tablespoon – coconut oil

2 tablespoon – maple syrup, pure

1 tbsp – cocoa powder, unsweetened

First, stir up the peanut butter until its creamy and smooth. I warmed it up for about 10-15 seconds to make it a little easier.

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Then, I put all of the ingredients into a blender and mixed until smooth. (I don’t have an actual blender–I had to make due with my smoothie maker. This was not easy and I do not recommend it!)

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Once the mixture is a smooth cream, pour it into an 8×8 pan. The mixture doesn’t need to go all the way to the edge. Then, place it into the fridge or freezer and leave it there until firm. Cut into squares and enjoy! (Store the extras in the fridge.)

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This was actually pretty good! It was just REALLY rich. But I will definitely be making this again!

Have you ever tried this recipe? What were your results? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

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Y’all, I’ve got some AWESOME finds today for Try It Tuesday! A sweet treat and a new take on Lunchables! 

Trying to eat healthy and stay away from desserts is so difficult. Thankfully, I found something low calorie the other day while grocery shopping:

 

These are AMAZING, you guys! They’re crunchy but super tasty and oh-so-chocolatey! Four squares is only 120 calories! Woo!

I blogged about “adult Lunchables” a few weeks ago. Lots of folks tried them and liked them, but my sister said, “Ew. Salami is gross.” That made me think, “Why isn’t there a turkey version of this for grown ups that isn’t loaded with sugar and garbage. Enter, these bad boys:

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This was sooo good! And super filling! Plus, with no added hormones, no nitrites/nitrates, and no artificial colors or preservatives, it’s guilt free! 

Have you tried either of these? What were your thoughts? Share in the comments below! 

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A friend of mine that lives out of state has been telling me about today’s Try It for a few weeks now. But, for the longest time, I could not find them ANYWHERE locally. Then, the other day, SUCCESS!

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Duncan Hines new Perfect Size for 1 line has eighteen different flavors from decadent to fruity and even a few for the morning!

Everything you need comes in the handy dandy little pouch, all you have to do is choose a mug! I think I chose well:

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Pour in the pouch, add 3 tablespoons water (or milk!) and mix.

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Then, microwave for 1 minute, 10 seconds. Let it cool and enjoy!

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OH. EM. GEE, y’all. I really wanted to take a picture of it once it was on my fork (because the above picture does NOT do it justice) but I seriously couldn’t stop eating it to snap a pic! It was SO. FREAKING. GOOD. Its a little high on the calorie count (300 to be exact!) so this will be a cheat day/I-have-calories-to-spare-and-its-8pm type of treat for me, but DAAAANNNGGGG! So delicious!

 

Have you tried this? What were your thoughts? Share in the comments below!

Fan Girl Friday!

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Oh yassssss, it is finally Friday! One more week until chocolate bunnies, egg hunts, and everyone dressed in their Sunday best! Today, I’m going to share some nerdy nifties that you’ll want to drop in your little nerdling’s Easter basket!

 

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This ThinkGeek creation and exclusive looks almost good enough to eat! (I wouldn’t, though… those bricks would hurt coming out!) This Build-It Brick Easter Egg kit comes with 4 individually packaged pastel DIY egg packets with one set of instructions! This is a great find for families with lots of Lego lovers!

 

Got a Minecraft-playin’, marshmallow-lovin’ geekling? Then grab a package of these sweets!

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Each box has four fluffy marshmallow Creepers ready to be devoured!

 

Got a family member who is trying to watch their weight and has specifically said, “NO. CHOCOLATE. BUNNIES.”? Don’t worry! I’ve got something for them as well!

Fan Girl Friday Chocolate Bunny Plush

This chocolate bunny plush has all the festive-ness and nostalgia of your childhood Easters but without the calories! Woo!

 

Need something to get your hubs who daydreams about the “good ole days”? (And by “good ole days” I mean like, 1997). Yep, I’ve got something for him, too!

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The Colour Me Good: 90’s coloring book is full of 90’s nostalgia sure to make you say, “This Easter basket is so fresh!”

 

Have a fandom find you want featured on FGF? Hit me up on Twitter: @thehuffmanpost!