Exercise, healthy eating & Pinterest… a good combination!

Happy Wednesday! I set a fitness goal for myself last week…I signed up to participate in a six-week fitness plan. It’s called the “6 Weeks To Summer Challenge” and is hosted by SELF magazine. Each day a different set of exercises is sent directly to my email. One of my daughters is participating along with me—from her grad school apartment in upstate NY. You may join me if you would like too! You can sign up here. Today is the fifth day of the challenge, and I’m feeling muscles that I had forgotten existed! But it’s nice to get moving again!

To go along with my fitness goal, I am focusing on eating a healthy diet each day—some days are more successful than others. Doesn't it seem like your brain constantly focuses on food when you are trying to eat healthier? Mine does. SO, instead of eating, I searched Pinterest for some delicious snacks to introduce to you. I’ve included two complementary recipes in this post, and I encourage you to take a peek at the TU living Pinterest board for more amazing snack ideas!

The spice on these delicious pretzels sticks will rev up your metabolism!

The spice on these delicious pretzels sticks will rev up your metabolism!

Buffalo Wing Pretzel Sticks

  • ½ C buffalo wing sauce
  • ½ C butter
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 16 oz bag pretzel sticks

Preheat oven to 300°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Melt wing sauce, butter and Worcestershire sauce in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in onion powder, garlic powder and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Empty bag of pretzels into in a large bowl. Drizzle pretzels with wing sauce mixture and toss with tongs until evenly coated. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Serve with blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Blue Cheese Dressing

  • ½ C mayonnaise/light mayonnaise
  • ½ C sour cream/ reduced fat sour cream
  • ⅓ C buttermilk
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 oz blue cheese (or Gorgonzola) crumbles

Combine all the ingredients in blender, reserve half of the blue cheese crumbles for later. Blend just until blue cheese crumbles are broken down. Stir in remaining blue cheese crumbles and refrigerate until ready to serve. Lasts up to one week in refrigerator.

Both recipes adapted from a Momontimeout.com post.

I hope you choose to make and enjoy the recipes. Perhaps, take them with you to a friend’s house along with a favorite bottle of wine, or to a child’s/grandchild’s spring sporting event! When you get asked, “Where did you get this recipe?”, be sure to point them in the direction of TU living!