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.


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?


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.


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.


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!


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


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!


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!


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

XO Nicole

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Yogurt
Author: Nicole Nilsen
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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! 🙂
  • 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
  1. Mix the above ingredients together and chow down!


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