September 14, 2014
Hope you had a LOVELY weekend! I actually went to Disneyland on Saturday with some friends who were visiting from out of country and it was super fun! I hadn’t been in YEARS! I also got to meet some POPsters too so the day was quite magical. We def did all the big rides like Matterhorn, Space Mountain, Indiana Jones etc. and I was screaming my head off. Haha. I know. Disney rides are baby rides. I’m sorry, but I am a huge scaredy cat! Now…for some pics!
This is the legendary Monte Cristo Sandwich from Orleans Cafe. No, I wasn’t the one who ordered it but you bet I demanded a bite! It is what it looks like guys. It’s ham, swiss, and turkey dipped in a batter, and deep fried, then powdered with sugar, then smothered with a berry jam. It was soft, crunchy, sweet, salty, destructive, and beautiful all at once. If you ever go to Disneyland, get it so you can check it off your bucket list. Yes. Eating this should be on your bucket list 🙂
We were all sooooo hot, sticky, and DISGUSTING after rides and lunch, so the obvious answer was to cool off with the famous Disneyland Dole Whip. I had read soooo many food blogs about this dessert and just wasn’t sure what all the hype was about. When we got to the Tiki Room, there were 2 lines and they were a 20-30 min wait each. Umm. WHAT! I have never waited in line that long for dessert. But we waited, because, who knows when I’ll be back!
To the left you have the original Dole Whip. I’m pretty sure it’s made of pineappes, sugar, and whipped cream of some sort in a soft serve style. To the right, you have the Dole Whip Float! Oh man. Basically fresh pineapple juice with Dole Whip on top.
Guys, this was my YOLO on Saturday and it was worth EVERY BITE. Sweet, tangy, fluffy, cold and soft. I swear I will find the perfect recipe to make this Dole Whip healthy so that I can have it again! Watch out for a Cheap Clean Eats episode showing you how to make this…
That day we walked over 26,000 steps which is over 10 miles! My legs are actually sore today. Do not underestimate the power of walking.
Any other Disney fans out there? What’s your fave Disney meal and fave Disney princess? Mine would have to be Pocahontas or Belle.
ALRIGHTY! Now onto the Cheap Clean Eats episode of the week…
– 1 clove garlic, minced
– 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
– 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk
– Pinch cayenne
– 1 packet sugar substitute
– 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
– 1⁄2 red apple, chopped
– 2 celery stalks, chopped
– 1⁄2 green onion, chopped
– 6 leaves iceberg lettuce
– 2 tablespoons peanuts, chopped
TOTAL PER SERVING: $2.30
1. Heat the garlic in a skillet coated with cooking spray for 1 minute.
2. Add the chicken. Sautée the chicken for 2 minutes.
3. Add in the peanut butter, milk, cayenne and sugar substitute and cook until no longer pink.
4. Set aside to cool. Stir in the yogurt, apple, celery, and green onion.
5. Spoon into lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
CALORIES: 236 | Protein: 30 g | Net Carbs: 8 g | Fat: 9 g | Fiber: 3 g
This was another variation I did the other day where I added baked Garbanzo beans on top! It was sooo super delish. I love Garbanzo’s because they taste so nutty/meaty and yum!
This recipe is great for school, work, dinner, lunch – honestly…anytime you want anything flavorful and fresh! Give it a try and show me your pics using #cheapcleaneats. Can’t wait to see your creations!
Oh by the way…I decided to try out SnapChat. Does anyone else have it? Cuz…I am MAJORLY confused!! I posted something today so can you go check if you can see it? Sorry I feel so technologically disabled right now. I am not sure if it is me or if it is SnapChat but if anyone can tell me how to use it, I’d be so thankful 🙂 My username is Blogilates.
Ok well have a FANTASTIC START to your week. Go check out your new Monday video, How to do a Headstand!