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Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls + Meal Planning

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I seriously can not remember what it’s like to be warm. Everyday I’m freezing. I’m surrounding by feet upon feet of snow and temperatures that barely get out of the single digits.

But you know what I was craving yesterday for my whole entire long run (while I was freezing)?

Frozen yogurt.

Weird, huh? You’d think I’d be craving belly warming soup or comfort food like a fresh out of the oven bread.

Nope. Frozen yogurt.

Maybe it was because I had just received a delivery of Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls? You guys, these things are good. Like hide in the back of the freezer so no one else finds them good.

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So what is a Frozen Yogurt Pearl? It’s scoops of frozen yogurt enveloped in edible skins using the innovative WikiPearl™ technology. The “pearl” is like the skin of a grape, that holds the delicious nonfat frozen yogurt. They don’t melt and don’t require a bowl or a spoon. Easy to share and are perfectly popable. Is that a word? If not, it should be.

There are four flavors (skin flavor is listed first) – Coconut Chocolate, Peach Vanilla, Strawberry Chocolate and Strawberry Vanilla. All are absolutely delicious. I loved the Peach Vanilla the best which surprised me since I’m all about the chocolate. Miss A loved the Coconut Chocolate. Mr. L loved Strawberry Vanilla. And Ron liked the Strawberry Chocolate best. There’s a flavor for everyone!

You can find Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls at Whole Foods across New England. You can find the nearest one to you HERE. Before you head to the store, print out a coupon – 2 for $6! Hopefully they will be expanding to other grocery stores in the future because this stuff is good. Really good.

It’s Sunday, so it’s meal planning day. What’s for dinner this week?

Sunday: Make your own pizza bar

Monday: Abundance Bowls w/ Almond Butter-Lemon Dressing

Tuesday: Salmon w/ roasted butternut squash and massaged kale

Wednesday: Make your own taco bar

Thursday: Sweet Scallops + “Fried” Veggie Quinoa

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: out

Favorite flavor of frozen yogurt?

What’s for dinner this week?

As a Stonyfield Yo-Getter, I was sent this product to review and share on my blog. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions, as always, are my own.

What’s for Dinner? {Week of February 15}

Salmon Butternut Squash Kale | happyfitmama.com

Just popping in with a quick What’s for Dinner?

Sunday: Pesto Salmon w/ Massaged Kale and Roasted Butternut Squash

Monday: Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Egg Skillet

Tuesday: Crockpot Chicken Fajita Bowls

Wednesday: Ron’s Pizza Night

Thursday: Tuscan Veggie Stew

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Chicken and Bacon Chowder

We are getting yet again, another blizzard/Nor’easter. I’m trying really, really hard not to complain (too much), but this is really getting old. A whole winter’s worth of snow in 3 weeks? It’s just not right! Sigh. It has to end soon, right?

What’s for dinner this week?

What I Learned from a 21 Day Reset

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For the past 21 days I’ve been participating in Laura’s January Reset. My main purpose in doing it was to get back to my normal way of eating. Vacation and the holidays left me craving sugar and junk. I was following into a trap of eating whatever, whenever just because it was there. Not because I was hungry.

So what did I learn from a 21 Day Reset?

I learned that I can live without snacking on cereal, crackers and chips.

I learned that I don’t need a daily dose of chocolate.

I learned that I missed eating homemade kale chips with nutritional yeast or Banana Soft Serve. It had been far too long since I made either.

I learned that I didn’t really crave sugar until the third week. Most likely due to PMS.

I learned that I need more than eggs and veggies for breakfast. Adding oats or a piece of sprouted toast with nut butter holds me over for hours.

I learned that I “mindless” eat a lot. At work, I’ll eat my snacks or lunch while simultaneously playing with my phone.

I learned that I need to vary my weekly vegetable selection otherwise I get bored.

I learned that I don’t need coffee to function. It’s more of a treat to me or something to warm my hands up.

I learned that I overload on nut butter, nuts and things made with nuts. It’s one of my go-to snacks.

Now that I’m off the reset, I don’t think I’m going to change anything except allowing for glasses of wine (or a margarita) and coffee every so often. I also will be limiting my nut butter intake. While nuts are good for you, having 3-5 servings a day is NOT a good thing. I also am trying to put my phone away while I eat. It’s easy to do at home. At work, it’s a little harder. I only have a short window of time to catch up on things! I’ll try, though.

I never really felt restricted on the reset except while we were out to eat. I just couldn’t refuse fresh out of the oven tortilla chips and fresh salsa. Mmmmm.

I highly recommend Laura’s reset. She did such a wonderful job with the full menu’s and the Facebook support group. She is full of support and knowledge!

Here’s what’s for dinner this week:

Sunday: Salmon, massaged kale and roasted squash

Monday: Vegetable Bibimbap

Tuesday: Dinner out – fundraiser for school

Wednesday: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Thursday: Kale Sweet Potato Salad Bowl

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Fish tacos + broccoli slaw

Have you ever done a reset?

What’s for dinner this week?