Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pity Party

I'm home from work today. And not for a good reason.

Sadly, I'm sick.

The problem with being sick, besides its obvious suckiness, is that it has a way of throwing your blood sugar through a loop. Illness can cause blood sugar to spike for no apparent reason other then your body just wanting to fuck with you. The problem with high blood sugar, besides its obvious suckiness, is that it can cause you to become dehydrated. Which is probably the worst thing to be when you're sick since it inhibits your immune system.

And when I say "your," I mean "my". The diabetic in this conversation.

What had started last week as a sore throat has now turned into a full body ache. It sucks. I'm not a happy camper, especially considering that I had this whole exercise/diet plan for this week in preparation for Spain. So far, that's in the crapper since I have little desire to get out of bed right now, but do seem to have an all-consuming desire to eat everything chocolate!

What's the old adage say....starve a fever, feed a cold chocolate-peanut baked oatmeal for breakfast?

Well...it does now.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

by Bonnie Graham
Cook Time: 18 - 20 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast snack vegetarian oats peanut butter

Ingredients (1 large serving)
  • 1/2 c rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c apple sauce
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1 - 2 packets Truvia or 4 tsp sugar of choice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tbsp peanut butter
  • Optional: chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Melt peanut butter in microwave for easier mixing.
3. Pour into a greased ramekin or a mini-loaf pan. Cook for 18 to 20 minutes, until it gets firm.
4. Optional - Set your oven to broil for 2 more minutes, or until it reaches desired crispness (broiling gives it a nice crust).
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