Today, my husband announced that he wants to do Atkins to lose weight.
While I'm not willing to take that diet on for myself, I'm more than happy to help him out by preparing his meat-a-tarian meals, so we went to the produce market and to Publix for some (more) foods to get him started.
(for budget purposes I won't include his extra expenses from my blog totals for now. I may change this later.)
Now, I don't even particularly care for meat, and Picky Eater will only eat it when it's disguised as a taco, cheeseburger (sometimes), or a corn dog. Bayberry is a lover of meat, but will eat pretty much anything presented to her.
So now we have an almost vegetarian, a meatatarian ;), an omnivore who leans toward carnivore, and an omnivore who leans toward vegetarian. In one household. With one chef. Me.
This week's easy. I have simple recipes like tacos and burgers and chops and eggs planned. Those are all things easily adapted to the
But I'm still going to bake. I'm still going to serve bread. And I'm not willing to use artificial ingredients in any of it.
So this is going to be tricky.
But for now, please enjoy this lovely beverage on behalf of my husband. It has all sorts of things in it that are no-nos for Atkins followers, but things I deem pretty healthy, personally.
Icy Hot Chocolate
Serves 3 to 4
What You Need:
- 2 cups of milk
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder (dark is awesome)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 large banana, peeled
- 2 cups of ice
- a pinch of cinnamon
- whipped cream for serving, if desired
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for two minutes.
- Pour into tall glasses and top with whipped cream.