Well, I always remember after I ate a parfait that I have a love/hate relationship with them. I love how they taste, but boy do they spike my blood sugar! I think its because I take my insulin, and then it takes me a while to eat it, and the insulin has already worked its magic and I am just eating food which spikes my blood sugar – it was 350 AFTER I ate it!
But for those of you who have an active pancreas, this one is a winner. When I put this on Instagram yesterday, I realized I forgot to add the teaspoon of peanut butter to the stats.
- Caramel Apple Chobani Parfait
- serves one: 411 calories, 31 fat, 86 carbs, 13 fiber and 31 protein
- 1 6 ounce plain Chobani
- 1 teaspoon peanut butter
- 1 apple, cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons water
- pinch of brown sugar
- pinch of cinnamon
- 1/3 cup granola
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream
- 1 teaspoon caramel sauce
- In a sauce pan, add the apples, water, brown sugar and cinnamon. Over medium low heat, with a lid on, sauté the apples just until they start to get soft. Remove from heat and cool. Mix the peanut butter with the Chobani, and start layering your parfait – yogurt/apples/granola and repeat until you have used up all your ingredients. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of the caramel sauce.
I love picmonkey for photo editing!
Surprisingly this didn’t taste too sweet to me, which is probably one of the reasons I loved it so much.
So I had grand plans to work out at lunch yesterday. So around 10 in the morning, I slipped off my Reebok flip flops and put my gym shoes on to walk around the office for a while to see how my toe would feel.
In the beginning it was a bit sore, but not bad. I thought at the very least I could walk on the treadmill. Um, no – about an hour later my toe really started to hurt, and I realized it was bleeding again. Only one tiny problem – I am a non-shoe person – meaning I literally have 5 pairs of various shoes – and that would include a pair of flip flops and my winter boots! My Reebok flip flops I’ve probably had for three years? About to break:
So I hobbled over to Goodwill on my lunch and as luck would have it – I found exactly what I was looking for = a pair of nice sandals I can wear to work AND they are my favorite brand – BORN! These sandals retailed for $50 – I got them for $3.99. #winning
So comfy too. I’ll be getting a lot of use out of these.
Lunch you’ll remember was “throw shit in a bag” day. I threw in a container of stovetop refried beans, some leftover chicken from the whole chicken we grilled on Sunday, some red cabbage, spinach, cheddar cheese and low carb wraps. So I made a simple chicken burrito – I put two teaspoons of the refried beans on the tortilla, topped with 3 ounces of chicken and a sprinkling of cheese – put that in the microwave for a minute, then added the spinach, red cabbage and salsa to it and rolled it up. This was surprisingly very filling! And for the record, that’s a salad plate, not a dinner plate.
I love these tortillas too – so soft and chewy – and 13 grams of fiber!
Tony was sitting outside enjoying a cigar when I got home. It was so nice out – we ended up sitting out there for over an hour. I picked up two $1 containers of white rice for Tony to do his magical fried rice. He opted to just have plain rice with a touch of low sodium soy sauce – he made me his fried rice – this time no meat, just eggs and canned stir fry veggies. I like to call this picture of Tony “stop taking my picture!”
And he made enough so I’ll have the leftovers for lunch today. Yum!
So without a formal workout, I still got in some steps yesterday – I know each day will get a bit better. I plan on wearing my sandals until I have to wear work shoes on Friday night. We’ll see how that goes!
Alright, I have to get some granola bars ready to go – Tony sees this one woman at the Coumadin clinic when he gets his blood tests done – I made her a batch of my buffalo chicken chili and she raved about it so I am giving her a batch of my copycat Nature Valley granola bars. I forgot I was going to make them for her, but they are so easy to put together, I put them in the oven at 10:00 and they were ready to cut by 10:45. I like to let them cool overnight before moving them though – they have a better chance of staying together that way.
Make it a great day! (and p.s. I had no idea that the Goofus and Gallant cartoon had that caption underneath it – definitely R rated – sorry about that!)