Since I'm not really changing any decorations around the house (although I'm very ready for spring), I decided to share a few of my recent discoveries with you. Feel free to tell us about some of your favorite things in the comment section.
You may have seen my post a few days ago with a recipe for Crab Rangoon made with wonton wrappers. You can click here for that recipe. Each piece had only 56 calories. I also mentioned in that post that you can take a wonton wrapper and put 1 T. of chocolate chips in the middle, fold in half and bake until brown for a 90 calorie sweet treet. Well, a package has a lot of wrappers in it, so I started getting creative. I'm trying to eat in a more healthy way and watch my portions. I also can not give up some of my favorite things that have flavor, sweetness or crunch!
Above you can see what solved my Mexican food craving. I sprayed a muffin tin, put in 4 wonton wrappers, each with one Kraft cheese cube in the center and baked until browned around the edges. I used 1/2 a diced avocado and 2 T. of salsa and created little wonton nachos for 64 calories each piece.
For a sweet treat, I sprayed 4 wonton wrappers with Pam. Mix 1 tsp (yes, only 1 tsp) of sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle on top. Bake until lightly brown and crunchy. All 4 have only 96 calories and make a great dessert or snack. Yes, wonton wrappers are becoming a staple at my house. You can find them with the produce at your local grocery store.
A new toy came to my house during the holidays. I had never heard of Apple TV until one of my friends mentioned she was getting it for Christmas. When I was in Florida, my dad and I went into the Apple Store and we both came out with one. In case you have never heard of it either...it is a small box that connects to your television set. It works with your iPhone or iPad and your iTunes account. You can watch movies directly streamed from Netflix (which I finally got and I love it too) or from the iTunes Store. Any music you have in your iTunes account, on your phone etc. can be played through your television. You have access to hundreds of free radio stations of all kinds that broadcast through your telelvision. You can watch YouTube videos on your television and even mirror your iPad and see it on the screen exactly as you see it on the iPad. It sells for $99 and I use it several times a day. Love it!
From food and techy stuff...I'll move right into cleaning my house! Maybe you have all heard of Norwex products, but I hadn't until everyone I know started having home parties. Well, I gave up going to home parties years ago. I always seemed to end up with things I didn't really want at expensive prices. I kept reading about how great everyone thought the glass cleaning cloth was and I was desperate for a way to get the streaks off my front door and my patio doors. I had tried everything from Windex to vinegar and newspapers and I still had streaks. So, I ordered the cloth without going to a party. IT WORKS! I use it on glass, mirrors, my computer screens and even my stainless appliances. No chemicals, no effort and no streaks! It is the only thing I have from Norwex and I may try something else at some point, but for now...I love this ugly purple cloth.
So, have you made any discoveries lately that
you wouldn't want to live without? Please share!