Goooood morning mah boos!! And hello to all of you new readers from #Fitblog last night! It was a blast to say the least
If you would like to read the archive of the conversation (which I know you will), you can do so here. It will probably make you pee your pants.
My theme? The Gloves Come Off. Dasright it got a little frisky. I am so good at making titles.
The questions I asked were:
Q1: Do your healthy lifestyle rules always apply, or do the gloves come off in social situations or on the go?
Most of us let loose sometimes — which is a good thing! We all agreed that keeping a “healthy” diet 24/7 is not always realistic. We need to indulge sometimes to keep our sanity!
Q2: What is your favorite healthy throw-together snack, meal, or drink? Link it up!
A fave of the group were smoothies — I’m with ya friends.
—-> f/u: What do you look for in a throw-together snack or meal?
The big answers for #fitblog babes were protein and packability. Nobody wants a spill in their Fendi! (or in my case, the purse you got on the street in NYC)
Q3: The gloves are coming off! What is your favorite “guilty” pleasure? p.s. No pleasure should ever be guilty. Just sayin.
The big three for food: booze, peanut butter cups, and Oreos. #noshame. In other realms, the most mentioned were Jersey Shore and the Bachelorette.
Q4: Help out a sista-friend: Give me your tips for a healthy college life, in every sense of the word.
The conversation got really fun — the things I gathered were that I should drink a lot, run around naked while drunk, and not go to class. Good advice, no?
But before a girl can #Fitblog like a champ, let alone moderate it, she’s gotta get some goods in her belly.
Last night I wanted two things, and two things only: something cheesy and something tempehtastic. There’s something about tempeh that makes me wanna eat it all day. And the cheesiness — well if you knew me back in the day, you would know that I used to eat either Mac & Cheese or Fettuccini Alfredo every night. With some Cheez-Its and Goldfish thrown in there. I was a big cheese.
So, I recreated the noodles that Lisa and I made awhile back (cause they were so good — Lisa you are magical!!) with a few alterations because a. I don’t have a lot of stuff in my house and b. I’m bad at following recipes. Truth.
But I’m using the same picture because good pictures just don’t happen in my house after the sun sets.
CAUTION: These noodles are like crack, make at your own risk.
Low-Carb Raw Alfredo
Inspired by Lisa’s Cheezy Alfredo Kelp Noodles
Prep Time: 30 mins soaking time, 5 minute
Keywords: blender dehydrate no-bake appetizer entree side snack gluten-free low-carb low-sodium paleo soy-free sugar-free vegan vegetarian
- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked
- 1/2 cup water
- 1.5 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tsp. Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
- 3 packages kelp noodles, drained
- Soak your cashews for at least 30 minutes in fresh water.
- Drain your kelp noodles and place in a giant, family-sized salad bowl. In my case, my “small” salad bowl.
- Find your blender and add your soaked cashews, water, nutritional yeast, salt, lemon juice, and Bragg’s. Blend until smooth.
- Pour cheese sauce over noodles and massage into noodles with your hands. Yes, with your hands. I promise you it’s a million times easier and faster than trying to move those noodles around with serving spoons — trust me, I tried.
- Try not to eat all of the noodles right away.
Oh, and the kelp noodles have like 15 calories per bag. And they’re not even carbtastic, they’re a freaking sea vegetable. So don’t feel bad about eating these, unless you eat the whole batch because then you’ve eaten a whole cup of cashews. Not that I haven’t done that before.
I’m out, this girl has an interview for a work-study job in Syracuse and we’re about to get off the exit. That’s right, I’m using internet in the car! I know I am such a bamf.
See you tomorrow for a protein-tastic recipe that you won’t wanna miss!
Mwahhh peace and love bloggy boos!!
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