It’s a day of Apple’s. I really wanted to get in my fruits and veggies today, and my crisper is full of Honey-crisp apples. While I do enjoy eating an apple the old fashioned way, I like to change things up a bit too. Then I discovered apple flavored things that I could NOT pass up!
I ate these apple slices……..after they soaked in the juice of an orange and a lemon for 2 hours.
I had this for breakfast……cooked apples over oatmeal.
And I tried this gum, for the obvious reason…..
It’s APPLE PIE flavor!!
And…..I had these as a snack. An awesome Trader Joe’s find.
Cinnamon Apple Snack Sticks
But, before I continue with the details of my Appleicious day, let me back up a bit to let you know just how big of an idiot I truly am.
Do you know the difference between a Parsnip and a Turnip?
I may be one of the few that doesn’t……or didn’t. 🙂
When I first found THIS recipe, I left out the Brussels sprouts and the parsnips, because I was certain I wouldn’t like either. Eventually, I did add in the Brussels sprouts, and to my delight, I actually like them! I decided to try the parsnips.
I went to the grocery store, and bought these…..
I even Googled…..”how to prepare parsnips”, and I didn’t think that MY parsnips looked like the parsnips I found on the YouTube video. but I cut them up anyway, and prepared them, the entire time, wondering why my parsnips were purple??? (I did NOT like them.)
So….today, I bought the real deal. It even says so on the bag!!!
I think they look like white carrots…..and I will be cooking them for dinner!
Okay, change of plans. We are going out to dinner. I roasted these anyway. I was outside and almost caught the house on fire for the SECOND time this week!
I just wanted to know what they tasted like……
Kinda like a potato, which I had read. Probably much better NOT burnt!
I will give Parsnips a try again, now that I actually know what a parsnip is.
Click HERE for the simple recipe for soaking your apple slices in a combination of Orange and Lemon Juice!
A great ZERO PPV Snack! And it takes FOREVER to eat!
I was craving something warm and yummy on such a chilly morning, and I am actually tired of eggs (okay, fine, we are out of eggs). It really was time for a little variety though. I found this recipe a while back. Click HERE for the original recipe for “Apples in a Bag”.
Put it all (apples, water, sweetener, cinnamon and cornstarch) in the bag…….
Close the bag, shake the bag……..
Vent the bag about an inch, and microwave for 2-3 minutes……..
Pour over whatever you would like!
Or…..eat them alone!
I ate them over my oatmeal…….warm and cozy……
Salad from the grocery store salad bar with mixed varieties of lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and a variety of kidney and garbanzo beans. I then topped it with my left over Turkey Taco Meat (it’s gone now), and chopped it all up!
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise.
I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.
The food I ate today and it’s PPV.
Breakfast = 4
Snack = 2
Lunch = 7
Dinner = 12
Total = 25
Activity Points Earned Today = 2
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0
How many glasses of water I drank today = 8
“love the life you live, live the life you love”