I’ve said before how much I love participating in Strange But Good, hosted by Laura at Sprint 2 The Table. I’m not sure that this really qualifies, but I hate to Not be part of the Party! So here goes.
Last week, I got an e-mail from Meghan at Clean Eats, Fast Feets telling me that I was the lucky winner of her Blueberry Almond Granola giveaway!! I was very excited. I waited patiently for it to arrive. The funniest thing was Ralph’s reaction when he brought in the package. I was out at the time, when I arrived home he said, “Someone sent you a package of gravel!” Well, in the big envelope, it was kind of gravel-y and sort of sounded that way. Actually, I found this inside…
Oh, my Goodness!! I was so excited and was excited to try it for breakfast the next morning. Just as I was getting ready to eat, I thought it might be a good idea to check what it might count for on Weight Watchers. I checked in my trusty food companion and UGH!!! Homemade granola is listed as 8 Points for a HALF cup!!! Ok…I decided I could work with this.
Looks like a nice filling bowl, right. Well actually…
That was actually a quarter cup serving with a quarter cup of soy milk. Cost me 5 Points, but Wow. I ate this at about 7 am and when it was time for lunch at Noon, I almost didn’t want to eat…It was That filling.
I decided though that I needed to try to pump it up a bit. I had just bought an overwhelming amount of apples at Aldi because they’re on sale.
I chopped up a Rome apple, added one packet of Splenda and liberally sprinkled it with cinnamon (of Course!) I microwaved this for 1 minute which softened and warmed it perfectly.
I then added that same quarter cup of granola and quarter cup of soy milk. This was incredible! You can really see in this photo just how wonderful this granola is. I am so happy that I have a lot of the granola and a lot of apples. This is going to be my breakfast for the foreseeable future! It is so good. The best part is that Meghan included the recipe in the package. I have to say that I’m going to try to tweak it to make it a bit more WW friendly, but I will definitely make it. Thanks so much, Meghan for your generosity! You’ll keep my belly full for many days to come.
Be sure to check out the other Strange and wonderful posts from other Strangers linking up to Strange But Good at Sprint 2 The Table. (That’s a lot of Strangeness!)