I love that we have the four seasons in Charlotte. (sort of.) And I am glad that winter is usually the shortest. (major.) People are going crazy over this snow. (myself included. I cried yesterday. of course. because that’s what I do.)
It is beautiful, but I am already over it. I hate being cooped up in the house all day! In preparation for this snowpocalyse, I ate almost an entire bag of marshmallows yesterday. Mistake number one. I woke up feeling like I may have been run over by a train, a pounding headache, and my whole face was puffy. Sugar=no Bueno. (I may have also eaten some sour gummy worms yesterday. and a cookie. These would be mistake two and three if you are keeping up. )
I needed to move my body in a big way today. There was no way I was driving in this crazy weather, considering I don’t drive well under normal conditions. (Remember this tire incident?) So, my daughter and I rolled out our mats and did yoga (SNOWGA!) for an hour. I feel so much better after this. My headache is gone, my body feels awesome, and my mind is clear!
I threw together three dishes containing no sugar to get me through the next few days. (four, if you include sugar-free green jello)
Two pounds of frozen chicken breasts in the crockpot. Cooked all night long, so now it just falls apart! Juicy and delicious!
I made this amazing casserole with half of the chicken, 2 eggs, 2 cups of extra sharp shredded cheddar, and a package of frozen baby bud broccoli florets. Bake for 30 minutes and eat it up. (this picture is before I baked it)
The other half of the chicken went into a pot to make an amazing chicken chili! These will keep us warm (and away from carbs) during this snowmageddon.
And last, but not least…Snow Cream! YUM! I made this high class version using sugar free white chocolate syrup instead of sugar and vanilla extract. I also used an organic lactose-free coffee creamer instead of milk. It was Snowlicious!