Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches A Weight Watchers Recipe

Do you love ice cream sandwiches?  I love them and these delicious Weight Watchers Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches are only 2 points so easy to make.  These are the perfect St. Patty's Day dessert and definitely guilt free.  How can you beat a 2 point dessert?  Maybe have two ice cream sandwiches and make it a 4 point dessert.  

I found this new ice cream, called Halo Top, and it is very good and definitely guilt free.  Depending on the flavor that you buy it is anywhere from 3 to 4 point for 1/2 cup of ice cream.  It doesn't use splenda, the sweetener is erythritol, so it doesn't raise your blood sugar and it has not calories.  It comes in several flavors and I have tried a few.  The peanut butter cup, chocolate, cookies and cream, and chocolate almond are all amazing.

I have been doing Weight Watchers since January 4th, 2017, I've lost 14 pounds and I'm loving it.  I don't feel deprived and I don't feel hungry.  I can look at my favorite pastries and eat them if I want or save my points for something else.  I even had a Mint Oreo Milk Shake this week from BurgerFi and didn't feel guilty at all.  I just counted the points.  I would definitely recommend giving it a try if you feel the need to lose some weight.

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Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches - A Weight Watchers Recipe
1 serving = 2 Points

2 fat free graham cracker squares
1/4 cup Halo Top Mint Chip Ice Cream


Set the 2 graham cracker squares on a plate

Measure out 1/4 cup Halo Top Mint Chip Ice Cream.

Set the Ice Cream on one graham cracker square and top with the 2nd graham cracker square.


Makes 1 ice cream sandwich

I will sometimes make several of these up ahead of time and put them in a Tupperware in the freezer. That way they are ready for me when I want one.  I normally have 1 or 2 after dinner while I am watching TV with my sweet husband.

I hope you like them.  I would love to know if you try them.  Let me know what you think.

Have a great week.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Rest in the Lord

Are you tired, weary, feel the weight of the world on your shoulders?  Rest in the Lord, he will carry you. You weren't meant to carry life's troubles all by yourself.  Jesus says in Matthew 11:28-30, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."  Jesus and God are so much bigger then us, and they will gladly carry our load, all you have to do is ask.  

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Matthew 11:28-30

After asking you then need to actually give your troubles to God.  You can't give them to Him and then take them back, You just need to leave them at His feet, and He will take control.  The Casting Crowns song Just Be Held says:

And when you're tired of fighting
Chained by your control
There's freedom in surrender
Lay it down and let it go.


So when you're on your knees and answers seem so far away
You're not alone, stop holding on and just be held
Your worlds not falling apart, its falling into place
I'm on the throne, stop holding and just be held
Just be held, just be held
Casting Crowns Just Be Held

God has told us that He will take all of our "stuff".  He is strong enough to do it all.  We just have to trust in Him.  You just have to give it to Him and leave it with Him, lay it at His feet, because don't you feel lost trying to do it all by yourself?  Things may seem tough, and without Him, they are tough, but you can find rest in Him.  He can do it all.  He will take it from you, He will carry your load, you just have to let Him.

The Matthew West Song Strong Enough says so much in just a few short verses.

I know I'm not strong enough to be everything that I'm supposed to be
I give up
I'm not strong enough
Hands of mercy won't you cover me
Lord right now I'm asking you to be
Strong enough
Strong enough
For both of us

I'm not strong enough, but He is.  Rely on His strength and you will find peace.

Have a blessed week.