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Sweet craving


Sunday, January 27, 2013

So yesterday was a little challenging. My Mom made beef tenderloin, scalloped potatoes, green beans almondine in butter and brownie sundaes for dessert. I made a big beautiful salad as my contribution. I filled half my plate with salad and the other half with 4 oz of meat, about 3 tbsp of potatoes and about the same of green beans but I did have the brownie sundae. Brownie, ice cream and whipped topping.

With that even though it wasn't clean I was well within my calories yesterday. I was worried that it would be worse actually. I only ate twice yesterday though and that wasn't the best idea.

I have been cooking for the week today. I have some chicken and beans in the slow cooker now. I have hard cooked eggs in the refrigerator.

I had dinner at 5:30 brown rice pasta with marinara sauce and meatballs and a side of broccoli. I wanted something sweet so I made some mint tea and stevia and that didn't do it. I decided to make myself a healthy sweet snack.

I put a 1/2 cup of irish oatmeal in a cup of almond milk with a little bit of maple syrup and brought to a boil. Then I mixed in baking raisins and unsweetened coconut and let that boil for another minute. It's really good! It would be great with some walnuts but I'm good for fat today so I left them out.

This recipe is a keeper.
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MARY1964 1/28/2013 12:44PM

    Hi Evelyn,

The McCann Irish Steel Cut Oats are a little less processed than the rolled or flat oats so they provide more texture but I'm not sure there is a nutritional value difference. I buy McCann's because I make oatmeal flaxseed muffins and I like the consistency better with the steelcut vs. the regular. I usually have both but I ran out of the less expensive old fashioned oatmeal I keep for breakfast at home.

There is the theory presented by some that the steel cut oats digest more slowly which in turns slows the conversion to sugar. Anything I can do to reduce the amount of sugar my body produces can't be a bad thing. :)

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EVELYN112011 1/28/2013 12:28PM

    The oatmeal sounds yummy!

I haven't heard of Irish oatmeal, where do you find it? and how is it different from regular oatmeal?

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