Aren’t summer colds the worst? Don’t get me wrong, colds in the fall, winter, and spring stink, too…but summer colds are by far the worst. Needless to say, I saw a quick 6 patients yesterday morning before heading home for the afternoon. Again. I am hoping I make it through today and start to get some relief. Poor Mr. Prevention dealing with my NyQuil zombie-induced state Monday night. Apparently I snored like a banshee through the night. What a trooper…for a night. I graciously offered to sleep in the guest bed room last night to allow everyone sound sleep. Now who’s the trooper?
Lunch was sheer comfort food:
And after catching up on bad TV (Kasey, you are a MORON for tattooing that on your wrist for The Bachelorette), I decided to make more comfort food. But really, I was just bored…not hungry 😉
Chocolate Oat Jumbles slightly adapted from Weekly Bite
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
2 tablespoons flax meal (i.e. ground flax)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2/3 cup chocolate syrup made with Splenda
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup soy milk fat-free milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 275º F.
Combine flour, oats, flax meal, baking soda, sugar, and cocoa powder. Whisk together until combined. Add chocolate syrup, soy milk, vanilla, oil, and chocolate chips. Stir until all ingredients are mixed well.
Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray, or use a silpat. Drop cookie dough onto pan using either a melon ball scooper or a teaspoon. Slightly flatten each cookie with you fingers.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for a couple minutes. Remove cookies from pan onto cooling rack. Once cooled, store in airtight container. Yield: 2 1/2 dozen (30 cookies)
Nutrition Information (per cookie): 57 calories; 2.1 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 3.4 mg. sodium; 8.7 g. carbohydrate; 0.9 g. fiber; 0.6 g. protein
Result: Very good! Not the best cookies ever, but I’m a fan…especially for the calories and carbs. I substituted in the sugar-free chocolate syrup made with Splenda because 1) it’s all I had…never use the stuff, and 2) it’s lower carb for my carb-controlled diet. If you use regular chocolate syrup the cookies are 72 calories and 12.6 g. carbohydrate.
Question: What’s your soup of choice when you’re sick? Any other comforting foods or drinks you gravitate towards when you’re under the weather?