News flash: I want to be a derby jammer.
Oh, that's not a news flash. That's not even old news. It's just kind of common knowledge by now. What's slightly new is my renewed resolve to get back down to 160ish pounds in the name of derby. Thanks to the holidays, remembering how delicious a beer with dinner can be, a little added muscle and far too many excuses, I was hanging around over 170.
This is not okay.
My solution: get back to more fruits and veggies, lean protein, limited whole grains. Keep not drinking soda. But more importantly, stop with all the delicious cookies, ice cream, brownies... You get the idea (that is also making me hungry). Also, that beer with dinner needs to be less than once a week, not every other day. Curses...
Fortunately, I've lost 4 of the 12 targeted pounds already! Going to a party and replacing my beer with a homemade latte was surprisingly easy, although I did find that I wanted to leave a little sooner than usual. There wasn't any handy dessert food in my house that I really liked at the time of this resolution-of-sorts, so that helped. I did decide last night to make up a no-sugar-other-than-what-naturally-occurs-in-the-apples cobbler. My hope was to let the apples and cinnamon provide most of the flavor, with just enough butter, wheat flour and oats to hold it together and make it dessert-like.
Before the cobbler even finished cooking, I told myself that I would portion out the leftovers so as to make sure not to overconsume if it came out delicious.
Sadly, it did not come out of the oven incredibly delicious, but only okay. So I drizzled about half a teaspoon of honey over it and it's much better now! CalorieCount's recipe analyzer puts this at about 280 calories per serving with the honey, so it's certainly a dessert and not a healthy snack. But unlike a single large high-calorie chocolate chip cookie, I felt satisfied after portion of this.
Jammer Apple Cobbler
(makes four servings)
5 Granny Smith apples, diced
2 tbsp cinnamon
3 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup whole oats
2 tsp honey
1. Combine all ingredients except honey in a 9x9 baking dish.
2. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
3. Drizzle with honey and eat warm.