Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Ice Cream Freaks!
"Ice Cream Freaks" could probably be the caption under a photo of my family, particularly on Dad's side of the family tree. I grew up in a house where ice cream is one of the basic food groups, and even in a blizzard, ice cream is a daily necessity.
Since I'm really trying to consume a healthier diet, I've gradually switched over to Greek-style yogurt, and at this point rarely eat ice cream at all. It never occurs to me that there are lots of people who do not eat Greek-style yogurt, and I'm always surprised when people say, "This is really good! And healthy! What is it again?"
I'm really not a born-again health nut type, but this is my sweet snack/dessert of choice: About 1/4 cup of Greek-style yogurt (I use Fage 0% fat), a tablespoon or so of Wheat Germ (it adds crunch and apparently folic acid), some blueberries (I don't remember why, but men are supposed to eat blueberries), and a squish of honey. Stir it, don't stir it, whatever works. Put it in a pretty glass or bowl if it's for guests, put it in a paper cup if you're driving.