Wednesday, July 01, 2009

15 Week Challenge

I've decided to give myself some sort of goal other than losing weight and I'm participating in the 15 Week Challenge at Amy's Quest to Skinny. OK, yes, the ultimate goal is weight loss, but that's not all and I think I need more to focus on right now. Amy is kindly giving us a weekly challenge AND a workout challenge on Wednesdays AND we get points for doing those challenges. I'm all about points (15,552 SparkPoints and counting).

I'm looking forward to doing today's Wednesday Workout when I get home from work (even though my abs are trembling in fear and will hate me tomorrow). This week's weekly challenge is to remake an unhealthy dish into something healthier.

For those of you who read my other blog, or the recipe blog I contribute to, you've probably seen the below recipe before. However, it's one of my favorite unhealthy recipes that I tweaked to be healthier (relatively speaking) and it tastes great.

Sweet Potato Pie

  • 3 T. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 C. sugar
  • 3 C. mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 C. light corn syrup
  • 1/2 t. ground nutmeg
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 C. butter
  • 3/4 C. evaporated skim milk
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shell (I’m a slacker and used a store-bought crust)

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Add potatoes, eggs, corn syrup, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, butter and evaporated milk; beat well. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-60 minutes.


Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The Sweet Potato Pie sounds great!

Good for you to do the 15 Week Challenge! I checked out the ab workout; it sounds great. I think I'll have to try it tomorrow.

Kelly said...

Yum that Pie sounds great!! :D