Tuesday, February 1, 2011

M: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oaties and Pineapple With a Twist

To the guy driving the huge cement truck on the highway on Monday:

Why must you drive in the left lane during my entire drive on the highway from work back home?

It is 5:00 pm, and I am tired. I worked on Sunday – I am not a happy camper. All I want to do is get home to my dogs.

Yet, you continue to drive in the left lane uphill going 45 MPH in a 65 MPH zone…Why must you do that? And, no I will not pass you - out of principle.

This is my lane when I’m driving home dangit, it is the fast lane, and although I am wearing my Om symbol on my wrist since it helps me stay calm, I have had a hell of a week already…and I won’t lie, I’m going to follow behind you cussing you under my breath and shaking my head and then give you a mean look when I finally get past you. Sorry, it’s just one of those weeks bro.

I will now go back in my mind to Saturday at Red’s in Mt. Pleasant where the hubs and I had oysters outside – what a b-e-a-utiful day!

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And now I will go to something that makes me super duper excited – desserts!

I needed something sweet but fairly healthy the other day – so of course I did a quick browse through miss Lea’s blog and found the perfect thing – she calls hers POM, chocolate, and nut oaties, which she adapted from Heather’s maple nut oaties. I decided to just call mine peanut butter chocolate chip oaties.

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Why? because that’s just what I had at the house =) You can do pretty much anything with these little guys. For mine, I incorporated peanut butter, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, maple syrup, and applesauce. So good and awesome to have around the house as a snack!

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Oh, and this pineapple with a twist? Super easy and incredible if you like pineapple and tropical flavors.

This recipe is basically putting a cut up fresh pineapple in a slow cooker and adding some cinnamon, ginger, and brown sugar. So different and just amazing paired with ice cream! Our favorite? Haagen-Dazs pineapple coconut…Oh man…

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Warm pineapple and ice cream goodness (if you do try this, I would put the ginger in the cooker in one whole piece like I did – based on some of the comments slicing it was a little too overwhelming to the pineapple):

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Do you know any other tasty but semi-healthy desserts?

26 comments:

fitchocoholic said...

Yum that looks sooo good!!!!!!!

MizFit said...

I blogged about it being Feb 1st and yet I still did a DOUBLE TAKE (like in the movies. that big :)) when I saw your dated post :)

VeggieGirl said...

Hope you're able to rest! Sorry about the long workday :(

OOOOH fabulous-looking dessert.

LifeasKristina said...

Looks delish-I do frozen banana custard.

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free said...

Your oaties look fantastic! I should try applesauce....I have been making a pb, banana, chocolate combo thats really good :)

Megan D said...

I've ben meaning to make maple nut oaties forever, but I bet the pb chocolate kind are even better! For a healthy dessert I usually make Super-Charge Me cookies or banana softserve! Or even some dates dipped in nut butter :)

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

I miss Red's!!!


Yum-- that pineapple recipe looks delicious!

Anne Marie said...

That looks o awesome!! Sorry that the workday was so long!

The Blonde Duck said...

I am all over this. I've been craving PB oatmeal cookies, and I love these are healthy!

Rebecca said...

ginger + pineapple= brilliance

Biz said...

I always have to laugh when I go back to my old posts because my photography looks like a 2 year old took it!

So ignore the photography, but this balasmic strawberry ricotta cheese dessert is heaven in a bowl - I need to make it (and take a better picture!)

http://mybizzykitchen.com/2008/10/05/sunset-and-yummy-dessert/

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

I hear ya on the cement truck driver! I get annoyed on a regular basis on the roads because of stupid drivers!!

Pound said...

both of those look sooo good!!! take it easy and dont work too hard

fittingitallin said...

The oaties remind me of supercharge me cookies in how versatile they are. And that pineapple dessert? Yep. Sounds like heaven.

Simply Life said...

oooh these look SO good! you'll have to share with us "healthy" dessert ideas you find!

teresa said...

SO yummy! i love the cookies, but i REALLY love the pineapple idea, delicious!

MegSmith said...

Those look super tasty! I have been trying to think of ways to incorporate more protein into my snacks and THIS is it! Thanks :-)

Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life said...

Pineapple...YUM!
I like taking yogurt and blending it in the blender with frozen berries. Then I serve it like a frozen yogurt and top it with shavings of dark chocolate...it is sooo good!

Corey @ the runner's cookie said...

I've been wanting to try Heather's oaties for a while!! Yours look great :) Hope you are resting and recharging!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

haha. I want to kill slow people in the left lane too. I was stuck behind a semi in the left lane and an old guy in the right today, and I was getting pissed!!! I know exactly how you feel!!!

BroccoliHut said...

My favorite healthy dessert these days is Ellie Krieger's Pear Ginger Crumble.

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

The oaties look like a fantastic snack!

And I love warmed pineapple...and with ice cream...drool!

Kerr said...

I love pinapple, I am going to try this soon

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Mmmm I so need to make that dessert--it reminds me of summer, which seems nonexistent as of late!

Laural (bhealthier) said...

oh i want to make these now! i wish i had an oven at my office. glad to see you joined forces with the awesome Erica!

Medical Transcription Training said...

I am not into cooking food but love it when somebody will make and give me. Would really love to taste your dish.