November 26, 2013 9 Comments
I’m finally beginning to feel a lot better and get back into being able to think about food! I’ve actually cooked several meals from scratch, without collapsing, in the last couple of weeks.
One of the oddities of this pregnancy is that I’m sometimes having a hard time with raw apples: Either they give me an acid stomach ache, or they make the back of my tongue sting. However, our farm share gave us a lot of apples, and local organic apples are among the lowest-priced fruit in stores at this season, so we’ve consistently had apples sitting around the kitchen. One evening I got inspired to make myself a delicious snack, with protein and calcium and fat to help me stay full overnight, that enables me to eat an apple without problems–and it’s ready before I can get excessively hungry!
To make one serving, you will need:
- 1 large apple, or 2 small apples
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ginger
- dash nutmeg
- 1 tsp. butter or coconut oil
- 1 tsp. sorghum syrup, honey, or maple syrup
- 3/4 cup plain yogurt
Remove the apple core and any weird rough sections of peel. Dice apple into bite-size or smaller chunks. Place in a microwave-safe, large cereal bowl. (If you don’t want to use a microwave, you can cook the apple in a small pot on the stove and then put it into your bowl.)
Add all other ingredients except yogurt.
Cover the bowl with a plate or other suitable cover. Microwave on full power for 1 minute. Stir thoroughly. Make sure apples are soft; if not, cook it a bit longer.
Add yogurt. Mix it in.
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