Friday, September 12, 2008

Soooo Freeeeeee!

I am writing to you all today a very very happy girl... I just got the "official" word from my math prof that I don't have to shop up to class for another 5 weeks! I specify official, since I already knew that I'd get out of this class when I wrote my exemption exam last week (but I scored 88%... thank you very much!). This gives me all Friday afternoon off, yay!

With my time off (little as it is, but still!) I've got some definite plans for a bar cookie I've had in the works since, oh, June, so keep your eyes peeled! Free time = baking time!

Of course, that also means I'm going to have to devote more time to doing schoolwork, and making sure that I don't, you know, flunk anything, but I'm pretty sure I'll be okay. I'm feeling pretty under-utilized as it is these days, even with finishing my first Nutrition assignment today! I still have a research summary thing to do for my management course, but I can't actually start it until next week because we need an "orientation" of the library first. Hm! Well, at least nobody can say I didn't try!

But enough about that... you guys didn't come here for the whining (or the wine!), you're here for all the yummy foodables, right?? Well, I've got kind of a cop-out pair of snacks for you today - not a whole lot of "recipe" business going on, but I figured I'd celebrate my non-schooliness with two of my all-time favourite "healthy" treats (well, I am in Nutrition!), both of which I thoroughly enjoyed the last time I was in school. These may not be gourmet fare worthy of birthday parties or magazine covers, but they sure do keep you full and your sweet tooth satisfied!

Fibre Brownie Cups
Makes 24
3 cups 100% bran cereal
2 1/2 cups warm water
1 box Betty Crocker low fat brownie mix
1/2 tbsp baking powder

  1. Preheat oven to 350F, and spray cupcake tins with nonstick spray (don't use liners).
  2. Mix water and cereal together, let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the brownie mix and baking soda, stir together well.
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes and then let cool completely.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 106.2
Total Fat: 2.0 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 94.8 mg
Total Carbs: 23.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
Protein: 2.3 g

Inapinch Cheesecake Snack
Serves 1
2 tbsp fat free cream cheese, soft
1/2 tbsp honey
1 Kellogg's All Bran Bar (Honey Nut flavour reccommended)
1 tbsp sugar-free strawberry or raspberry jam
  1. Stir together cream cheese and honey until loosened and slightly fluffy.
  2. Spread cheese mixture onto cracker, top evenly with jam

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 214.0
Total Fat: 3.5 g
Cholesterol: 2.8 mg
Sodium: 361.2 mg
Total Carbs: 45.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
Protein: 7.1 g


  1. Some whining with food is just fine, I'm sure. ;) Glad to hear that you've escaped Math! Congrats! As to the library orientation ... I'll have you know that I've been in the university library here twice in the past year. Yep - completed a whole degree without really using it. :)

  2. hey angel happy you passed the exam even though i knew you would... these sound good lol


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