I ~HAD~ to eat that apple crisp
Monday, January 16, 2012
Something I always find ridiculously amusing - when I get to the end of a day and I have all my nutrition needs met, except calories. Today I was well over my 80g protein goal, had my sodium very nicely in range for the first day since I started tracking it, great on carbs (yummy spinach and squash!), fine on fat. But I was almost 200 calories under.
I keep little desserts around, but usually I have to plan ahead to fit them in - and I won't eat them unless they fit. Ice cream is one of those. I've learned to really enjoy that 1/2 cup serving when I can fit it in.
Tonight's dessert is one that warms me, in more ways than one. It's a small microwaveable apple crisp. Many many years ago, I remember home-made desserts that my mother would make. Gingerbread with that painfully slow-pouring molasses, pumpkin pies and the sugared excess crust, and apple crisp. I do love me that apple crisp.
I've tried to eat apples whole and just can't get past something, some dislike of having to bite into it. It's unrelated to the skin as I can peel them and still not want to bit. (Which is really really odd, because I won't think twice about biting into a cucumber or a tomato.)
But cooked up in a pie, or even better as an apple crisp, and they are soooo delicious.
These little cups are a single serving, which makes them even better. Scrum-diddly-umptious.
It still feels odd to say I ~HAD~ to eat it in order to meet my calories, but hey, I can live with that. That's a lifestyle I can certainly settle into.