After posting yesterday's weigh in I was looking at our food log, and realized the reason for the gain. I bought the little ice cream maker and had been working on creating a recipe for dairy free gelato, and we wound up having my results 4 times in the week ! Now just for the sake of argument, each time it was within our range of points/calories for the day, in measured portions and contained basically 1 serving of non dairy milk , one serving of fruit and a small amount of corn syrup and corn starch ( a tablespoon each) per batch. We each consume 3 servings of fruit and 3 servings of dairy every day. Difference is , both the cornstarch and corn syrup are popular name brands that use GMO grains. Interesting, isn't it ?
Point to me is gelato experiements will be limited to one time per week. Last night we tried my attempt at watermelon gelato, and it was a definate winner. Ingredients were watermelon, water, almond milk, splenda , corn syrup and corn starch. It came out like a sorbet, and will definately be something I make in the future. Sadly I forgot to take a picture !
We managed to take a walk out in the woods yesterday before grocery shopping, as it was a beatiful day finally ! I use the term woods wrong because this place is actually a restored prarie. I forgot to bring my camera, and I should have. A prarie is a beautiful thing, constantly in bloom in some way and constantly changing. I kept drooling over all the medicinal plants in bloom, and all unavailable for picking as it is a State Forest Preserve. Overhead were several hawks and a redwing blackbird kept following me and chattering. It was a nice change of pace !
This week is supposed to be more moderate tempuraturewise, and we are planning more outdoor exercise as a result. And no more gelato outside of Saturday night !