Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Curveball Week

I'm a bad mom.  My house ran out of milk last night.  I thought I had enough to last me until this morning but, it all got drank with dinner.  This is what my kids ended up with for breakfast.

Awwww, poor babies??  I think they're pretty damn lucky that we had no milk or they would have been stuck with boring cereal.  I wish I had taken a picture after I stirred it tho.

Curveball Oatmeal (serves 2)
2 servings of oatmeal, cooked to your liking (I used the directions on the tub)
4 T sugar-free maple syrup
4 T cocoa powder
2 T chocolate chips

  • Stir everything together until the chocolate chips are melted and the cocoa powder is distributed evenly
  • Divide evenly among 2 bowls 
  • Finish with a splash of skim (or non-dairy) milk to cool and/or thin it out 
I added a sprinkle of cherry craisins to theirs.  For mine I reduced the cocoa powder to 1 1/2 Tablespoons and added half a banana and a splash of soymilk.  (I used soymilk in the girls too)

Calories --281
Fat --  7.2 g
Cholesterol -- 2 mg
Sodium -- 161 mg
Carbs -- 57.9 g
Fiber -- 7.7 g
Sugar -- 6 g
Protein -- 8.1 g

See?  It looks decadent and unhealthy but the calories aren't all that bad.  

Life loves to throw me curveballs though, just like the oatmeal.  This weekend life threw me another curveball.  I finally (after about 2 months) got my motivation back to exercise.  But, when I woke up Saturday morning determined to workout, my knees were killing me.  I've been in serious pain since then.  Now I'm on the hunt for a zero impact mega calorie burning workout.  Now isn't that a big FU to start off the holiday season?? 

Now off to the chiropractor.  Hopefully they can work the issues out of my knee. 

Do you have any curveball recipes? 

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