I am feeling a lot better today. I just have this cough coming on now. I woke up hacking up a lung a few times last night, but at least my head doesn’t feel like it’s going to bust out an explosion.
I’m still on a break from the gym. I would just feel bad for the person on the treadmill next to me as they would get coughed all over. Normally, as long as my body feels okay, I think it’s fine to work out while you’re sick. I do intend to do yoga tomorrow morning though. I need a good stretch and to clear my mind. I am so looking forward to starting fresh next week!
Last night, I really wasn’t in the mood for any kind of crazy dinner. I had a small bowl of the soup, just because it was there. Then, I was immediately in the mood for something sweet.
I hadn’t eaten my usual apple as a snack the past two days. I get a really weird appetite when I’m sick. I usually just want all kinds of carbs and sweets. I decided to throw something together that included an apple.
Quick Apple Crisp (for one!)
- 1 apple, sliced thin (I used honeycrisp YUM!)
- cooking spray
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 packets stevia
- 2 tbsp. water
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 egg white + a splash of water
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- 3 tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. honey (stevia works in place of this)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- lots of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg to taste
Combine cinnamon and stevia in a bowl. Place apples on aluminum foil on a baking sheet, spray with cooking spray, drizzle with the 2 tbsp. of water, and sprinkle with the cinnamon mixture on top. Bake on 350 degrees for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.* Combine the oats, egg, water, flax, applesauce, baking powder, honey, vanilla, and spices in a bowl and mix well. Once the apples are softened. Place them on a plate. Top it with the oat mixture and microwave for 2 minutes. Check to make sure that it is not too runny, as the egg might not fully be cooked. Cook for another minute or until the mixture is fluffy. Top with desired toppings — I used Uncle Sam, more cinnamon, & whip!
*I used a toaster oven for the apples, but feel free to bake them in the oven or even microwave them for 2 minutes.