My dessert tonight is kind of boring…the same thing I had last night—a 6 ounce cup of hot cocoa (1 tsp cocoa powder, 6 ounces skim, 1 splenda simmered on the stove) along with two of the tiny cookies I baked last night. I really didn’t need the cookies but just wanted something to nibble on while I wrote my recipes and studied for my quiz tomorrow. I should just throw away the other two so I won’t eat any more because right now they just look so tempting! My calories were lower today than normal (I think about 1750…I strive for 1850-1950 a day) because of my light lunch, which was more like a tasting than anything else.
Tomorrow for breakfast I have the steel cut oats I made tonight that I’m going to mix with 2 ounces skim milk in the morning and toss in the microwave with a banana to heat up and make creamy again. I also laid out the peanut butter and toasted up some walnuts to throw in their as well. If I eat what I have planned the calories for my breakfast will be about 376, lower because I’m using steel cut oats instead of regular ones.
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A note on steel cut oats vs regular old fashioned oats: one serving of steel cut oats = 1/4 cup dry (140 calories) versus a 1/2 cup as a serving for regular dry oats (150 calories). I much prefer the taste and the nuttiness of steel cut oats but only make them whenever I have time because they take longer to simmer on the stove. Tonight though I discovered they really don’t take as long as I thought because I put 2 servings on the stove with some water and it only took about 15 minutes for them to be done! I think when you make them in larger quantities they take more like 40 minutes to cook but its very easy to just make a couple servings at night, package them up in individual tupperware and toss them into the fridge where they can serve as a couple day’s worth of breakfasts. I usually add a splash of milk in the morning before heating them up in the microwave to increase their creaminess. Try them sometime; they are addicting!