Happy new week! I am feeling a little better today. I have come to the realization now that my leg is going to take a long time to get better. 😥 At least I am pretty much off the crutches, although moving at a snail’s pace. I was able to stand long enough to take a full shower this morning, which was a big change. My knee is still numb, though, which is really weird.
I had this idea for breakfast oats while reading Debby’s blog about putting zucchini in oats. I thought – why not carrots?? So – I present to you Carrot Cake Oats!
- 40 grams of oats
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 cup finely grated carrots
- 10 grams chopped raisins
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 5 toasted pecans
- 1 tbsp light cream cheese
- 10 grams of powdered sugar (approx 1 tbsp)
Add the carrots, spice, and raisins to the water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the oats and cook for several minutes until almost done. Whisk in the egg whites and cook for another minute. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar until mixed. Top the oats with the cream cheese mixture and crush the nuts on top.
This was soooo good! I think I would leave out the brown sugar next time, as the carrots are sweet enough on their own (I used baby). But that is just me.
Calories for this bowl are about 380, and that will depend on the cream cheese variety you use. So, a little calorie dense, but good for a post workout brekkie (not that I worked out or anything today….)
Slow work morning, so I got some things done at my snail’s pace around here. I walk with tiny little steps, but I am getting around! Lunchtime was egg salad – haven’t had that in a while!
With a yummy anjou pear. These are extra good this week. Just like the strawberries.
I was feeling some chocolate, so I had some of a Hershey bar.
I then proceeded to have the rest of the bar, and some graham crackers and a few dates. Plus a latte. Got kind of snacky today! Hello???? What is up with that? Must be all that extra movement I am doing. 🙄
I was able to do a little upper body work today, like some wall pushups and tricep/bicep work with dumbbells. Can’t keep me down for long!
Breaded clam strips (baked), plus maple glazed parsnips. I am officially a fan of parsnips now! I’ll post the parsnip recipe tomorrow. It’s quite good 😀
Without the exercise in my day, I have this extra slot of time. It would be nice to go out and do things, but I get tired easily, or tired of being in the same position for too long, at any rate. I think I was snacking a little bit out of feeling blue about how long this is taking me to heal up.
Know any good card games?