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Hi Guys!

I know it is hard to believe, but it is really me! Remember a couple weeks ago I took a week sabbatical? I apologized and promised you I was back. Well, here’s the deal. We ended up having to move pretty quickly after that, like the next week. I decided that instead of stressing out over the blog I was just going to take a little break. I wanted to try to unpack boxes and get a little organized. I am absolutely not even close to being there yet, but it’s a work in progress.

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I still don’t even know where all of my seasonings and pantry goods are, which makes it pretty hard to cook if you ask me. On Tuesday I made my famous Oodles of Zucchini Noodles Lasagna and I actually had to buy oregano, basil and parsley for it. How lame is that, the most common spices?

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On top of moving my husband started a new job this week. For those of you who didn’t know he was in San Diego in the military while I was up in the Bay Area raising Graeyson. Now we are finally back together again, but he started his new job this week and so we are transitioning again.

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Hopefully it will all settle down soon. I felt like I really needed to get back on the blog wagon because it gives me stability and I love it. It’s my way of blowing off steam. I love creating something in the kitchen, mainly because I can eat it afterwards, but more importantly so I can photograph it and write about it so others can try it! I may not be completely ready to get back into my three days a week like I was, but I am really going to try.

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I want to take a moment to thank everyone (if you’re still reading this –> thank you!) that has reached out to me and encouraged me. I really appreciate the encouragement, emails and notes everyone sends. I also just love everyone that is pinning, twittering and sharing my links on facebook! It is a huge help to me to get my recipes out there! So thank you!

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Alright, now that the housekeeping is done–> Today I introduce to you Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Yogurt. Does this sound strange to you?

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I promise you, if you love peanut butter, you will love this. Three of my most favorite things –> peanut butter, chocolate chips and bananas. You will think you have died and gone to heaven. I am totally embarrassed, but not ashamed, to admit that I sometimes have this twice a day. Eek! Don’t judge until you’ve tried it!

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The coolest thing is this actually helped me lose weight. This way one of the things that helped me blast off the rest of that baby weight. I will talk more about this in future posts and how you can eat better and lose weight too. For now, I know I have totally talked your ear off so I am going to head out now!

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Thanks for listening and I appreciate all of you that come to the NP!

XO Nicole

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Yogurt
Author: Nicole Nilsen
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
I love Straus Greek Yogurt. The Non-Fat literally tastes like Full-Fat. It is ridiculously creamy and mild for a greek yogurt. You can totally try a different one, but you may not get the same consistency and flavor. So use at your own discretion! 🙂
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Straus Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (See Note Above)
  • 1/3 banana, mashed (about 2-3 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon chunky all-natural peanut butter (I used the 365 brand from Whole Foods)
  • 2 teaspoons Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix the above ingredients together and chow down!

 

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