Back when I was in college I worked at a pizza/pasta restaurant at the to go counter. We had a super large jar of gourmet lollipops. One night while I was on my way to the movies (heck if I can remember who I was going with, I think it was a date??) I purchased a lollipop on my way out the door. I went to the movie and started to enjoy my candy, when before I knew it, the movie was practically over and I was still enjoying it! I had hit upon the perfect movie snack! It doesn’t have a ton of calories, and it will last you through most of the movie.
If you are like me, mindless eating can really get in the way of your weight loss goals. Whenever I’m working on the computer (which is A LOT) I CRAVE anything! I just need to start eating! I really like to snack on chips/cinnamon bears/swedish fish anything I can eat without thinking about it. Switching to a sucker really helps my problem. The only ones that will really do the job are the “gourmet suckers”. If you try and use a like a Tootsie Pop you will end up like Mr. Owl and it will last about 3 licks!
Do you have a good mindless snack?
Recipe of the Week
1/2 Cup Milk
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Large Eggs, beaten
2 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Dried Dll
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup Shredded Zucchini
3/4 Cup Shredded Carrot
Preheat oven to 400F. Grease 12 muffin cups. Combine milk, oil and eggs in small bowl and beat well.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, dill and salt in a medium bowl; mix well. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in carrots and zucchini.
Dived batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake muffins until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.