Caramel Apple Chobani Parfait

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.


I love picmonkey for photo editing!

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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.

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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:

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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

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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. Open-mouthed smile

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I love these tortillas too – so soft and chewy – and 13 grams of fiber!

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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!”

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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!

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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!)

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  • Kym
    May 22, 2014 at 8:11 am Love the picmonkey photo. I could hear the "glorious ahhh yum" sound radiating from the photo. Great find on the sandals. Shoes are one of the few things I can't bring myself to buy used. Hopefully your toe will feel better before you have to cram them into "work" shoes.
  • Carrie @ Season It Already!
    May 22, 2014 at 9:14 am you always find such great deals!
  • Laura
    May 22, 2014 at 9:30 am That parfait looks yummy! Much better than my "parfait" which was some grape nuts cereal thrown into a yoplait greek 100 calorie (boyfriend calls it diet yogurt) that was way past its use by date because I bought it for him by mistake and bf wouldn't eat it and I didn't want to either. We'll see what happens - so far, so good. (But it's only been 10 min.) Sorry you toe gave you problems yesterday. Good buy on the sandals - your toes should like them!
  • Heather
    May 22, 2014 at 9:38 am I need to download picmonkey - looks fun! And your hubby always looks so cute in the pictures you post of him. :) Take care of that toe!
    • Veronica
      May 22, 2014 at 11:30 am You don't have to download anything to use it, it's all done online on their website! I use the free version and you'd be surprised the cool stuff you can do with their free features alone! Although I will admit, the $5 a month premium tools are awesome and I miss them a lot.
  • Wendy
    May 22, 2014 at 9:45 am You and I are both Born shoe fans. I also found a pair of brown leather Born flip flops for $3.99 at Goodwill this winter. I told my hubby what a bargain they were, cuz these retail for $50. Those Born shoes last forever!
  • Veronica
    May 22, 2014 at 11:34 am I've noticed that oats really spike my blood sugar which is weird b/c they're supposed to be low glycemic but man, I really have to take a lot of insulin when I eat it. I've heard some people have that happen with watermelon too but I've not experienced that so maybe we're all different on what spikes it for us. I love Picmonkey too! I've been making personalized cards with it, using my photos and editing them for the occasion such as holidays and even birthdays, and it only costs 20 cents to develop the creation as a photo in an hour at Walmart. I bought a pack of envelopes that will fit 4x6 photos for like $3 at Walmart so I'm saving tons of money on cards, and using the free version of Picmonkey to do it. I feel so thrifty. :D
  • a life from scratch
    May 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm LOVE picmonkey! Sorry to hear about your toe pain :( I stubbed my pinkie so hard on Sunday I think my nail is on the way out....lovely, right? Just in time for sandal season ;)
  • Mama B @ My Edible Journey
    May 23, 2014 at 10:33 am I love yogurt parfaits. I don't think I've seen Chobani in Canada, but we have a lot of Greek yogurt to choose from (I just made a parfait with a rhubarb honey compote and vanilla).
  • Fran
    May 26, 2014 at 5:17 am As a shoe-aholic I am shocked that you only have 5 pairs :) Great score on the new sandals, love them.
  • JNR
    June 4, 2014 at 10:56 pm It looks delicious....but 73 net carbs?? That is like eating a piece of chocolate cake for diabetics.