Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Curveball Thrown to Me

Day 124.

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 meatatarian Atkins way of eating.

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
How it's Done:
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for two minutes.
  • Pour into tall glasses and top with whipped cream.


Jenn said...

I love the boot glasses! Yum, the drink looks so yummy, perfect for a hot summer morning (and they get hot here quick, by the end of the summer you can wake up at 5am and it will already be 90 degrees! Ugh!)

Sounds like you might be starting your very own restaurant soon! Now I know why my mom said you eat what I make or your go to your room! Good luck with the menus! Don't tire yourself out!

Keli said...

i LOVE the mugs! I think I might see if my boys want to make this tomorrow.... I think they'd love it! Thanks for the recipe!

Andrea said...

The icy hot chocolate sounds yummy!! I'll have to make these soon.

Good luck with your new culinary challenges. If anyone can do it, and do it well, its you :)

tunamarie said...

Oh the boot mugs :D

April said...

These sound really good, I'll have to try them out on my kids and see what they think.

Michelle said...

Keli, Jenn, Tuna -- the mugs have a back story. My husband's parents had these kinds of mugs when he was growing up. I found them at a yard sale and couldn't resist buying them for nostalgia. :)

Andrea, thank you for the vote of confidence. :)

April, let me know what the kids think!

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