Full body strength sessions makes me feel like I have body tingles, and not in a good way. My entire body feels like a Jello giggler and yet, that’s the very reason I’m lifting weights…to avoid jiggle. Oh, the irony (and torture)! But I am sticking with the program. Lily and I also played keep-a-way in the backyard when I got home from work last night. That is, until, she started cheating by cutting through the bushes and then I stood no chance of catching her 😉 The Garmin clocked the activities in at 0.85 miles.
My co-workers loved the Pumpkin Pie Bars and Pumpkin Cupcakes with Nutella and Cream Cheese Frosting (which were featured on FoodGawker, woo!). Mmmm mmm mmmm!
But on to something a bit healthier, shall we?
Last week I enjoyed pumpkin cream cheese on bagel thins, but I was ready to go back to my carb-o-licious comfort breakfast food. And what better way to do that than in the form of oats, cranberries, and apples? Amen.
Baked Oatmeal with Apple and Cranberries from Proceed with Caution
3 cups quick cooking old-fashioned oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
4 cups skim milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 apples, peeled, cored and rough chopped
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Mix oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together applesauce, milk, egg, vanilla, and agave. Combine wet and dry and fold in apples, cranberries, and nuts.
Pour oatmeal mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish and bake for 45 minutes. Note: Dish can be ahead ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator overnight before baking in the morning. Yield: 8 generous helpings.
Nutrition Information (per serving): 295 calories; 6.9 g. fat; 29 mg. cholesterol; 396 mg. sodium; 51.6 g. carbohydrate; 6.1 g. fiber; 9.6 g. protein
Result: This was WONDERFUL! I love the fresh fruit and subtle sweetness. The consistency is a bit closer to oatmeal than a baked good, which I really liked for a change. I have been enjoying this for breakfast as something I can nuke in the microwave and eat at my desk in the mornings. I love the balance between fat and protein, and while it is higher in carbohydrate, it is also very high in fiber making it an appropriate way to “spend” carbohydrates 😉 Enjoy!
Mr. Prevention has agreed to a post, but he says I have to take 5-Hour Energy in order to agree or disagree with his post. I am really sensitive to caffeine, so I may be up for an eternity…I’m not looking forward to it. The things we do for blogging…
Question: What do you do when you need an extra boost to get through the day, or know you’re in for a long night? Have you ever used an “energy” product like 5-Hour Energy? Should I be nervous?
I’m a venti latte + 2 extra shots kinda girl…