Thursday, February 25, 2010

News of Note

Emily rolled over today.

It was in no way on purpose. She was lying on her tummy on the floor, and I was talking to her from above. She looked up at me, laughed and leaned a little bit, and gravity did the rest. But I still sprinted/galloped/frolicked to the back of our apartment to get Kirby. She hasn't done it again yet.


I think Emily is easing into the phase where she hates going to bed for fear of missing out. Twice already we have had to lie down with her on our chests before she finally calmed down and went to sleep. Kind of frustrating, but sweet at the same time. And hey--it gives me an excuse to relax and watch the olympics! Plus it results in darling pictures like this:

And this picture? Well, I just think it's fun.

In other news... 

 I found a super yummy snack option on Remember how you recommended Spark People, Rachel? Well, ironically I was already acquainted! I looked to see if they had an app for my iPod touch, and sure enough! 


It's pretty easy to make, and so yummy! Plus, it's got just enough sweetness to satisfy any sweet craving, while not overloading with calories. 

3 soft taco size tortillas (6 inch)
1 tsp margarine (52% vegetable oil)
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (or to desired taste)

Mix sugar and cinamon together; set aside.
Lightly, but completely, spread margarine on tortillas.
Cut each tortilla into eight pieces, keeping them in tortilla shape. Pizza cutters work well.
Sprinkle each tortilla with cinnamon sugar.
Bake in preheated oven at 325 degrees for 15 - 18 minutes or until crispy throughout.
Cool and enjoy! Great alone or with fresh fruit or frozen yogurt.
1 serving = 8 crisps
Number of servings :: 3
Calories per serving :: 102.4

Personal notes:
I wanted to try wheat tortillas, for the extra fiber, filling-ness, and healthiness. I couldn't find any 6 inch, ones, so mine were more like 8 inches, so I only used 2.

Also--I had butter already softened, and I didn't want to bother with margarine, so the ones I made had more fat. One of my wheat tortillas alone was 120 calories, I think. So, I figured it out and I think for one of my servings with butter, and a larger whole wheat tortilla, but with the same amount of sugar/cinnamon it was just under 200 per serving. Not bad.

I tried this recipe with both my wheat tortillas and with white tortillas. Both were delicious. Obviously, the wheat ones had that more "healthy" taste. Yeah. You know the one. But they were also more filling! I didn't calculate the calories with the ones made with white tortillas.

Also--for any of you wanting to reduce the calories even more:
You can apparently use something like "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" spray, which has no calories.
And you can use Splenda, or some other artificial sweetener instead of sugar.
But it seemed to me that the tortilla carries most of the calories.

Personally, I figure 200 calories for a filling, sweet snack is pretty darn good.

I'll try and get a delicious picture next time I make these. Probably tomorrow. :) I forgot to do it last time. I've made it three times already!


Meridith said...

Darling, darling, darling picture of Kirby holding up Emily. I may have giggled. What a fun family.

The Ranson Family said...

Adorable Pictures! I also love the picture and Emily and her daddy.

Rachel said...

Have I told you lately that I love you? Have I told you there's no one else above you?

There pictures are so great and I am so proud of you for sticking with this whole weight loss, work-out, diet thing. You're helping me stick to my goals!

Katie Rod said...

Love the pictures. You always take such great ones. And Allie rolled over today for the first time, too!! Crazy.

Rob & Kristi Nelson said...

OH i just love your baby! She is so so so stinken cute!

Anonymous said...

my family makes that treat all the time! lol i didn't know it was an official recipe

Lauren Davison said...

Well, let's be honest. You make it once, and you never need a recipe again. Hahah.


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