Nate and I have been obsessing over Game of Thrones lately. Once or twice a week a new DVD of episodes comes in from Netflix, and we celebrate with TV dinner night. I know, dinner on the couch doesn't exactly conjure up images of marital bonding or supreme health, but we do things a bit differently. Nate has this adorably annoying tendency to pause episodes and pose questions with urgency as if our marriage depends on my answers. He wants to know how – if we were hypothetically in the situation of the TV characters – we might play things out. Although I can't envision any circumstances that would lead to us ever being in the middle of a Chronicles of Narnia-meets-The Tudors mystical land of throne lineage warfare, it's fun to imagine and it's our own version of Conversation Starters. Our TV dinners aren't exactly typical, either. What you see above is our modern healthified version of a TV dinner, complete with homemade Greek Yogurt Bon Bons. What, is this not how you do it? For me, dinner's all about keeping healthy fun to keep us on track…and it's a lot easier than you might think!
My go-to microwave meals are these Healthy Choice Top Chef Cafe Steamers. I LOVE me some Top Chef, and I was totally stoked to see these healthy-but-exciting meals from the gourmet experts on Bravo.
While I was shopping for these at Walmart, I was also excited to find that Healthy Choice is participating in the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign! I can easily enter the code from my box online to donate a meal to help feed hungry people throughout the nation. So for about $2.50 (the price of my Healthy Choices meal before coupons), I can feed myself AND a person in need. Win, win. Best of all, I scored a dollar off this box! Check out the coupons over in my sidebar to see how you can save, too.
Microwave meals have come a long way since I can remember first eating them as a kid. The meat and vegetables in this package cook above the sauce in a separate little steamer basket. I then blend it all together into the sauce and serve it in the sturdy sauce bowl that it came with. Cutting down on dishes always makes my life a little easier.
- One package Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt snack cups
- 1½ cups chocolate chips
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- Use a melon baller to scoop small balls of the greek frozen yogurt onto parchment paper set on a baking sheet. Freeze approximately 30 minutes to firm.
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil together in the microwave on high approximately 3 minutes, stirring vigorously every 20 seconds to keep from burning.
- Roll the balls individually into the chocolate and set back on the parchment paper to dry.
- Serve immediately.
I could have served one of these Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurts directly in the cup for dessert and I'm sure Nate would've been totally happy with it. However, I remembered how much he used to enjoy those little ice cream bon bons with his late-night TV sessions (before the kids came along) and I thought I'd try my hand at a healthier version of those.
I used a melon-baller to scoop out tiny scoops of the frozen yogurt onto a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
The three snack cups of Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt that came in the package made about thirty mini greek frozen yogurt balls.
I had originally hoped to find the Dark Fudge Swirl flavor of the greek frozen yogurt, but my store was out so I bought some of the blueberry, raspberry and honey flavors. I decided honey would be best coated in chocolate shell, since Nate doesn't like fruit with his chocolate. Plus, I've been really enjoying dark chocolate-covered honeycomb lately from the natural food store nearby. Honey and chocolate make a great combination!
Adding coconut oil to the chocolate chips help them melt smoothly and gives the bon bons a nice hard, shiny coat when they dry.
I've used this coconut oil-chocolate combination to coat everything from strawberries to graham crackers, but I have to say that frozen greek yogurt has been my favorite chocolate project so far!
Let the greek yogurt bon bons dry on the parchment paper briefly before putting in a bowl to serve alongside your Healthy Choice Top Chef Cafe Steamer, or let them sit in the freezer for a few hours until you're ready to enjoy them.
How do you keep a healthy diet on track without your family getting bored?
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