I used this recipe to make some yummy Banana Biscotti. I omitted the nuts, swapped whole wheat pastry flour for the all-purpose flour and ended up adding 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce to the dough because it was a tad dry. I am always changing the recipe and sometimes I regret it when the finished product comes out yuck. Well this time, I was pleasantly rewarded with some of the tastiest low-fat biscotti I have ever had. And I used to bake biscotti for a living back in the pre-mommy days, so I know a thing or two about these crispy delights.
My honey sampled one and remarked on their deliciousness. I had 2 of these babies – I was envisioning another with a cup of tea (that’s my afternoon snack).
For lunch today I had a nice sampling of a bunch of favorites. I started things off green – celery sticks, zucchini rounds and hummus.
Next I had a tiny sweet potato (cooked in the nuke) which I stuffed with cottage cheese then sprinkled on some cinnamon.
Then I had 2 pieces of Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin toast with 1/2 a tbsp AB & Blueberry All Fruit Spread on one slice and 1/2 a tbsp PB & cranberry apple butter on the other.
We all went to see The Tale of Despereaux this afternoon. It was a very cute movie but D was a little antsy the whole time. I think there were some parts that might have freaked him out a little.
When we got home I needed a snack (there wasn’t any done during the movie). I made a cup of Sugar Cookie tea and had a biscotti. I also mixed 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 3/4 cup Original Puffins (somehow I bought the wrong flavor, I wanted Cinnamon) and a dab of cranberry apple butter.
The tea and biscotti were heavenly. Not a bad cookie for like 55 calories and less than a gram of fat AND whole wheat.
I need to wrap some presents so I think that is what I am off to do. Have a great afternoon – what’s left of it. I might go to a Hot Yoga class. I actually live practically across the street from a yoga studio but have never gone. Since my interest in yoga has been sparked this past week I feel the urge to check it out. See you tonight.