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An Early Christmas dinner

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

So like every year my mom's side of the family gets together in early December for Christmas dinner. Generally I look forward to it, it's a great time to catch up with family I have only seen last Christmas and it's more of an adventure this year becuase I'm hoping that they see a change in my weight, I'm not holding my breath, but I can hope all I want.

This dinner usually means a vast array of food to drool over. This year it means for me a vast array of food I have to calculate and determine if it goes into the ya or nay category. I will relish any food item that makes it onto my saucer size plate.

I am going to bring a nice sweet potato dish as they are better for you than mashed and like I've said before, it's not up to the family to ensure I am eating healthy, it is my responsibilty and therefore I must take the steps to ensure I succeed. However, this year I'm also thinking of bringing a dessert. My issue is, I can't really find anything on Sparks that I know I would enjoy as well as my family.

So I'm asking all my sparks friends and anyone else who may see this Blog to offer suggestions, healthier alternatives to pumpkin pie and fat and calorie loaded dessert. I'm at a loss and will take all sorts of suggestions! I even thought to make almond bark, but for one tiny 30g piece it's 140 calories and 22g of sugar. Um no thanks, I don't want a tease I would like a taste! lol.

I offer my thanks in advance for any replies I may get from this, I appreciate the help!
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  • MDKM80
    Thanks Greencat1 I love tofu and hide it so the family can't tell. ALTHOUGH the kids love the peach dessert tofu lol. I may just try this as I it sounds quite good!! Thanks so much
    1795 days ago
    Sounds like you have a good holiday survival plan! There is a tofu chocolate cake on spark that is divine - really. You mix a cake mix with a block of soft tofu and 1/4 cup of water and just blend in the blender or food processor. No eggs or oil. So good! Perhaps you could top with a ganache and some crushed candy canes. Festive! Good Luck! emoticon
    1796 days ago
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