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I literally cannot transition into sleep mode until something sweet is presented to my taste buds at night. Therefore, I have been searching for an answer to this problem that didn’t result in having ice cream every night of my life (although this more or less is still my life). SO, I have presented a substitute that only contains THREE ingredients, super-simple preparation, and delightfully delicious.
I present to you…Greek Yogurt Popsicles.
Here are two combinations I have tried
and tested (and tested and tested).
Chocolate-strawberry Greek Yogurt Popsicles
2 cups vanilla 0% fat Greek yogurt
3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 strawberries, chopped finely
Place Greek yogurt in bowl and mix in cocoa powder and strawberries until well combined.
Spoon yogurt mixture into popsicle molds, making sure molds are completely full with no air pockets.
Once filled, place popsicle handles on top and place into the freezer for 2 hours, or until completely frozen.
Remove from freezer and run under hot water to loosen popsicles from mold for immediate serving.
Lemon-blueberry Greek Yogurt Popsicles
2 cups vanilla 0% fat Greek yogurt
½ cup blueberries
2 Tablespoons lemon zest
Place Greek yogurt in bowl and mix in blueberries and lemon zest until well combined.
Spoon yogurt mixture into popsicle molds, making sure molds are completely full without air pockets.
Follow steps 3+4 above.
Nutrition Information, per 1 popsicle
Calories: 53, Total Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Sodium: 24 mg, Total Carbohydrate: 8 g, Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g, Protein: 5.5 g
Now, for those of you looking for a more full-feeling after having this dessert, go ahead and use 2% Greek Yogurt (this is what I typically would use). For those of you looking to avoid the artificial sweeteners in flavored yogurt, go ahead and use honey to sweetened these bad boys up!
NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month.
A crazy practice in which millions of writers attempt to write a novel in 30 days. The traditional goal is 50,000 words, which is 1666.66666 words per day. However, because it’s a personal challenge, and really just about choosing any goal and finishing it, many choose other targets lower, or higher, and some choose other related goals (like editing a previously written work) and track their progress.
If someone is attempting NaNoWriMo, only engage if they are seemingly looking to procrastinate or avoid their manuscript. And be prepared to hear about imaginary people making poor choices and driving said writer insane.
For 30 days, the writers in your life may be experiencing a high degree of stress, mal nutrition,sleeplessness, above average aversion to writing, sleeping, or socializing, and a wavering level of self confidence. All this is temporary and your writing friend should return to normal after hibernating through the holiday season.
I’ve recently started trying to lose weight, so I’ve been looking into healthier alternatives to staples that I use frequently for low-energy meals. One of the best things I’ve discovered:
Plain nonfat yogurt!
When I first tried it, I expected it to taste really sweet like other yogurt I’ve eaten in the past, and so I was initially disappointed with the tart, almost sour taste. However, this more savory quality is exactly what makes it so versatile and a great addition to your kitchen. Here are just a few examples of what I use plain nonfat yogurt for:
A replacement for sour cream. Sounds weird, but I like it! I looooove sour cream, but honestly I can’t tell much of a difference when I use a dollop of plain nonfat yogurt on my taco salad instead. The yogurt not only has way fewer calories than sour cream, but it has lots more nutritional value too!
A binding agent for tuna, chicken, and egg salad. Instead of using calorie-laden mayonnaise, use a couple tablespoons of plain yogurt per can of tuna or chicken. Again, not much of a taste difference when you switch from mayo, and just like above, fewer calories + more nutrition.
Regular yogurt! If that sour flavor is a little much for you to eat plain (like it is for me), there are soooo many ways to dress it up. You can add fruit, honey, jam, cereal, granola, whatever you want to make it sweet. I even saw a recipe earlier on this blog for PB&J plain yogurt, which sounds amazing. My favorite is 1 cup plain yogurt + a snack cup of applesauce. Great for breakfast or a super-filling snack because of the high protein, and less than 200 calories!
Putting the new investigator aside, why everyone is getting suspicious of Kuramoto?
I made a post a while ago about my predictions for Kuramoto in the Auction raid. Even though nothing really happened to him there, some of the points still stand, like his ‘kitsune no me’ (fox eyes) which are a sign of mischief and trickery. He has been associated with tarot card 10, the Wheel of Fortune, which symbolizes change.
I’m not sure if it’s just me but Urie seemed a bit different to me but like a good kind of different Idk why
Probably cause he didn’t have any angry internal thoughts this chapter, other than calling Ihei a sluggish girl LOL
Those mysterious Washuus! The way I read the translation, I thought it sounded like YOSHITOKI is from the branch family (“pull it [the CCG] AWAY from the branch family,” implying the branch family is in power) & Matsuri isn’t. Maybe Yoshitoki had a child [Matsuri] or children [we know there’s at least another son, maybe Hide according to some theories] with a woman from the main clan, uniting the lines. Matsuri’s arrogance & coldbloodedness may stem from a main family upbringing.
Ah, I see where you’re coming from. For me, it seems more likely that Matsuri is from the branch family because he is so caught up in power and will knock down anyone who stands in his way to get the best results. Almost like he is compensating for the fact that he is from the lesser branch family.
And it seems more likely that Yoshitoki is from the main family, considering the Washuu name patterns, with the alternating ‘Yoshi’ (Tsuneyoshi, Yoshitoki, Hideyoshi).
I feel like Matsuri’s gonna try to kill Yoshitoki. Maybe he’ll form a coup or a rebellion within the CCG. At the same time, I think that if Yoshitoki goes, then Arima goes well, I feel that Matsuri is bitter towards both Arima and his father, so he may just kill two birds with one stone. And he has no qualms with killing people who are “close” to him. So I think Arima and Yoshitoki need to watch out.
It’s possible that Matsuri would try to Yoshitoki, considering how he treats people like statistics, but I’m not sure if he will stage a coup d'etat, mostly because Matsuri wouldn’t be respected as a leader if Yoshitoki was taken out in such a violent and forceful manner. He would probably use a more covert method of getting Yoshitoki out of the bureau director seat, that would stir rumours nonetheless but have no proof behind them.
As Arima, what makes you say that Matsuri is bitter towards Arima? If anything, Matsuri would keep Arima around, since he is the CCG’s best weapon against Aogiri, the only investigator who can stand against the One-Eyed Owl. Even though Matsuri doesn’t think about people, he can clearly understand the vast number of ghouls that Arima has exterminated, and he would be foolish to try to kill Arima.
So was ginshi’s dad trying to kill him at one point D : what’s this “ please die ” stuff? I’m very worried about him, Haise place protect your shark son!
I’m not sure about the “Please, die” part his father said, but I doubt Shirazu’s dad was trying to kill his own son seeing as he kept saying “I’m sorry” to Shirazu in that panel.
What are RC cells? Why only humans and ghouls have them? It’s really possible that there aren’t other sources for RC cells apart from the flesh of ghouls and humans.
It seems only humans and ghouls have them, although humans only have them in very small amounts. That would explain why ghouls can only consume humans and other ghouls as nutrition. (The above is from chapter 2 of :re)
What if CCG and V are allies and V is sending some of the humans they had trained to CCG for increase their military force to fight Aogiri? I’m talking about the really suspicious investigators introduced in the latest chapters.
There’s definitely a connection between CCG and V. Tbh that’s the first thing I thought when I first saw Kijima (because he’s dressed similarly to Kaiko, the guy from V who threatened Yoshimura)
Salad of the week! Since learning of my gluten intolerance, one of my most-missed gluten items is vegetarian “meats.” They’re usually made from seitan which is both delicious and glutenous haha. Finally, searching the tofu section of my local whole foods this week, I found this product: Beyond Meat chicken-free strips. They come cooked, although I heated mine alternatively in the microwave & on the grill pan, as well as spiced (I used original but there are a few other varieties). As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to put it in a salad so I paired it with some of my favorites- really stinky blue cheese, tart green apples, and a mix of arugula, romaine, and baby spinach. If you don’t like blue cheese swap it out for goat cheese here. I also made my own version of honey mustard- agave mustard- to top it with. Here’s the recipe, the dressing is already included in the nutrition above so if you use a different recipe just remember to recalculate the stats (I use myfitnesspal).