Weight Loss Wednesday #4 & Homemade Fruit Rollup Recipe

This week is a tad different than usual because well....Big Sis & Little Sis have both been moving.

Big Sis is currently in transit (in a mini van) to Florida where they will stay in a military hotel until they find a home.  She may be absent for another week or so.

Little Sis spent the entire 4th of July weekend moving and getting work done to our new house that WE BOUGHT! We are so excited because we are officially home owners!

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Although moving into our own home is very exciting, we are doing a lot of renovations including painting the entire house, and knocking out half a wall to make a bar.  So, in the mean time we only have our bed and clothes in our house.  That means no kitchen, and over the weekend it meant lots of eating out! So needless to say....my scales went UP this week.  This is very sad for me, but hey it's real life! That doesn't mean that I am going to give up though! I was proud of the 5 lbs I had lost, and I will continue pushing to make healthy changes! The way I see it, this is a lifestyle change, which takes time, not some quick diet fix!

I weighed 160 this morning.

I started at 165 on June 16th, and today, on July 10th I am at 160.

Today though, we have a wonderful recipe we want to share with you all!

Homemade Fruit Rollup

Here's what you will need:

2-3 peeled and chopped APPLES

3-4 peeled and chopped CARROTS

1/2 a cup of BLUEBERRIES

1/2 a cup of STRAWBERRIES

1 tablespoon of HONEY

(you can add any of fruits or veggies you want to it really, this is just what I used. & the honey is in place of sugar that many recipes call for)

YOU WILL ALSO NEED:  a food processor or high powered blender, and parchment paper

*You can also add some protein powder to it.  I have a Flavorless one, so it goes great in anything!

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Once you have all of your fruits & veggies cut you put them in your food processor or blender.  I used a blender because most of my kitchen supplies were already packed.  It worked great though.

Once it is blended, this is where you mix the honey, and if you prefer your protein powder!

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Then you lay out parchment paper on cookie sheets.  (we filled 3 of them), and you spread the mixture in a THIN layer across the parchment paper to fill the pan.

*You could also make little pancake size circles/blobs if you wanted.  We made big sheets like you see here, but we tore them into strips anyways, so individual blobs would work too.

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Here's the important part.  You then bake these things for 4 HOURS! Yes I said that right.....4 HOURS at the lowest temperature that your oven can go.  (Mine went to 170 degrees) We baked ours overnight and woke up to take them out, that's because we started making them at 11pm! You will know they are done when every piece of it is dried out.  It shouldn't have any wet or squishy pieces.  DSC_0751

Then once it cools you pull it up from the parchment paper.  And like I said we tore ours into strips and rolled them up the best we could. DSC_0754

Although they may look a tad bit like bacon, they sure are yummy.  Big Sis & I both went home with a tub full.  I ate them for a healthy, all-natural snack for myself, and she let Noah enjoy them as a snack!

Seriously these are so good and such a healthy alternative to store bought, sugar filled fruit rollups!

See How Far We Have Come: 

WLW #1

WLW #2

WLW #3

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