I’m always looking for new things to eat. I will try *almost* anything once, however, when I find something I like, I tend to eat it over and over again. My new love is avocado. Growing up in Podunk-small-town Wisconsin, I can honestly say I never laid my eyes on an avocado let alone ate one. I for realsies had to Google how to pick a good one. Scrambled eggs? Add avocado. Chicken salad? Use avocado instead of mayo. Guacamole? Yes please!! Half an avocado has about 100 calories and even though it is high in fat, it is what you would call “good” monounsaturated fat.
For dinner the other night I took a piece of toast and covered it with chicken, two slices of bacon, and half an avocado. It was fricken DELICIOUS. I don’t usually eat bread because it makes me really full really fast and there is not much nutritional value in it so as you can imagine, sandwiches are not part of my regular repertoire. I was only able to eat about ¾ of my open face sandwich but I enjoyed every darn minute of it. Joden had been begging me all week to have some of the smoke salmon we picked up from Costco so his toast consisted of smoooooshed avocado, bacon, and smoked salmon. Again, delicious.
I also want to tell you about a dessert I made. I LOVE dessert because, hello, fat on the inside. I didn’t get to be over 260 pounds by loving carrots and celery! I found a recipe for Oreo Lasagna. Can you say, “Diah-bee-tus”? I fell in love with the recipe but had an “ah-ha” moment and decided to make a healthier version. I say healthy with a grain of salt. This dessert is by no means healthy but it is a less-sugar, less-fat version of the original recipe. It turned out bomb AF! Joden was nice enough to hammer the Oreos into oblivion. I used light whip cream, Oreo thins, sugar free Jello, and 1/3 less-fat cream cheese. I skipped the chocolate chips on top that the original recipe called for. I also used 3 tbs of butter instead of six and only two tablespoons of sugar instead of the full 1/4 cup. Here is a link to the original recipe.