Yup, another Healthy Disney night. And I have been a bit lax as this one happened like over a week ago. But to be completely honest? I just stopped crying from watching it.
Nah, just kidding.
I am still a little weepy.
But yeah, we are continuing on our Healthy Disney Nights to shed those pounds we put on drinking Miami Vices and eating jerk chicken. Which is like real chicken, but way more snarky.
And of course we are doing this in prep for the November Disney trip mostly. I mean, we are OF COURSE going to be eating our faces off then. Oh, and that reminds me. Remember that post where I talked all about our dining reservations and some of our plans for November? Yeah, so much of that has changed. I will have to post an update but we have a little hotel switcheroo, some new places to eat, some new experiences planned, and even some pretty major transportation changes that have extended the total vacation time to nearly two weeks. Yeah.
Actually, I will save it all for the Pre-Trip report since I AM SURE there will still be all kinds of changes going on.
It’s like we make plans…just to break em. Don’t even get me started on next summer’s road trip. COMPLETELY different.
But that’s a post-no-one-will-read for another time.
Also though, three Office gifs? Laziness? Or Brilliance?
Pfft, you never asked Einsteing that question.
Onto the night…
Like I said, this was close to a week ago, when we were this many days away from our upcoming trip…
And I don’t know. I know it’s triple digits still but we are way excited for this trip. Like, we have the Cape coming up. And the road trip we have to plan for next year. Plus like work and school and life. But seriously, we are like all Disney all the time these days. It’s gonna be a rough forever amount of days.
Ugh this movie. I am in love with Inside Out. I actually wrote about it when it first came out here and pretty much all still rings true.
This one still kills me. Pixar is pretty much the king of making grown men cry but this one hits me super hard. Like Toy Story 3 hard.
And I didn’t think it possible, but I feel like subsequent viewings have made me even more of a mess. Not only do I cry when (spoiler alert) Bing Bong has to sacrifice himself or when Riley returns from running away, but I actually well up at other parts leading up to these key moments. Because I know what’s coming.
I am so invested in these characters that I get sad knowing what’s coming for them. When I see Riley starting to struggle with leaving childhood behind, I feel it. That scene when she cries in class has now become a pivotal “watch Dad cry” scene for the whole family. It’s good times all around.
Fine. Make fun of me. But I can’t imagine anyone who has ever been a kid not getting complete feels when watching this movie. And if you’re a parent and you don’t get choked up watching this? Well, I just assume you don’t love your kids as much as I do.
Being the father of a now-14 year old that has already sort of had to make this transition and an 10 year old gearing up to do the same, this movie has actually helped me. Whenever Myles has had times where I knew his emotions were getting the better of him, I thought back to the chaos in Riley’s head and tried to remember what it was like for me going through that age. It’s helped to create a sense of empathy that I think may not always come on its own when you’re dealing with a moody pre-teen. And I swear, this movie has made me take a step back and try to put myself in his shoes whenever he…erm…has outwardly struggled. That’s a special kind of movie.
First off, we had company again for this one. And once again, it was my mom. Aw my mom.
And Nickie like totez handled the decorating. She got a bright red tablecloth and some rainbow plates. Which worked out since the next weekend was PRIDE weekend. Much love.
Anyways, yeah so the room was all bright colors and what not. It felt very much like a 12 year old’s birthday party. And by “a 12 year old’s” I mean “my.”
So a big part of Inside Out is how all the emotions try to save Riley’s memories. At least I think that’s what it was about. I kinda forget.
Ha, you get it?
Because I said “memories.”
And then I said “I kinda forget.”
Anyways. Yeah, memories. So we printed up these “favorite” sheets off the Interwebz.
We filled them out…
…and then we all tried to guess what everyone else’s favorite things were. It actually turned out to be really fun.
Then we put them in a memory box/old Star Wars shoebox.
And I know what you’re saying. You’re probably saying, “Oh but wait. These sheets are about favorite things. Not memories.’
And do you know what I’m saying? I’m saying, “SHUT UP SHUT YOUR MOUTH.” Look, if you want to do something more appropriate, YOU write a blog. Ok? OK?
Gah, look. I’m sorry. That’s the diet talking. Also, though,we did add in a “Favorite Disney memories” section. So I mean. Topical.
There was A LOT of food here. And full disclosure, not alllll of it is healthy. We had some kid food here too. And really, there is no way to make AirHead Bites healthy. Believe me, my team and I have been working on it for years.
In case you can’t read the menu, here is what we had:
- Disgust’s Is-That-Broccoli? Pizza – 3 points
- Rainbow Unicorn Fruit Salad – 0 points
- Bing Bong’s Candy Tears (basically, this was just candy = NOT HEALTHY) and cupcakes (1 point each)
- Sadness’ Tears (which was basically just blue Hawaiian Punch = ALSO NOT HEALTHY)
- Memory Orbs (these were the aforementioned AirHead Bites = THESE WERE NOT HEALTHY BUT I ALSO ATE THEM BECAUSE…AIRHEAD BITES)
Total Weight Watchers points (if avoiding the unhealthy stuff) – 4 (1 individual pizza and 1 cupcake).
So yeah, lots of food. We also made regular non-healthy pizza for the boys. It had pepperoni on it. And if you are looking to lose weight, don’t be like my kids. They are often a good example of what not to do.
Couple of notes:
- Like I said, we did have some unhealthy foods in place here. Like here is candy. Those white AirHead bites are like some tool of the devil.
But there WAS also fruit. I swear.
- For the broccoli pizza, we made the “famous” 2-ingredient dough. This stuff is real deal. We have used it to now make pizza and everything bagels. To be honest, it works REALLY well for the bagels. The pizza is good for sure, but I mean it just seems like it’s meant for the bagels.
- The cupcake recipe we used was really really good. The recipe made something like XX full-size cupcakes, with each being 5 points. We made them into mini-cupcakes and doing some simple math, worked this out to be an estimated 1 point per cupcake!
- Sub-cupcake-note: Nickie has no idea whatsoever where she got the recipe so I am sorry Mr./Mrs. Recipe Writer. Just know your cupcakes were enjoyed.
Disgust’s Is-That-Broccoli Pizza
As mentioned, we used the 2-ingredient dough recipe that’s like all the rage these days. Honestly, there are tons of recipes on the web for it, like here and here But I would rather you be like in forever gratitude to me for providing it to you, so here you go….
- 1 cup of non fat plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup of self-rising flour (I use Gold Medal Brand)
- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine both ingredients inside a mixing bowl and blend until ingredients have formed.
- If your dough still feels a little sticky, feel free to add some more flour.
- Continue to knead dough for 2 to 4 minutes.
- Coat your cutting board or dough-rolling-out surface thingy with flour and begin to divide your dough into 3 even pieces
- Flatten into pizza shapes (which are circles, doy)
- We topped ours with fat free mozzarella cheese, a little bit of olive oil, and broccoli. But feel free to use whatever you like, obviously adding points if you have to. But I would totally recommend the fat free mozzarella.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes.
Bing Bong’s (skinny funfetti) Cupcakes
Like I said, we made these into mini cupcakes. For regular sized cupcakes, this makes about 15 and we ended up making like 45 or so mini ones.
So, if regular size cupcakes, these are 5 WW points each. However, for the minis we estimated about 1 point.
- 1 package unprepared yellow cake mix
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup water
- 2 large eggs
- 6 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
- 1 container fat free cool whip
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a bowl, combine the yellow cake mix, applesauce, water, and eggs. Do not follow the instructions on the back of the cake mix box.
- Scoop the batter into cupcake tins
- Bake for….
- Take cupcakes out of oven and let cool.
- Frost with Cool Whip
- Decorate with sprinkles