Monday, December 15, 2014

Recipe: Sweet Potato Parfait

Insufficient energy for blogging r/t inability to synthesize coherent sentences secondary to overstimulated brain AEB inability to finish a blog post (despite many started) and this being my first post in two weeks!

If you're a dietitian or dietetics student, then you'll understand the lingo behind my opening sentence. If not, eh, don't worry about it :)

This past weekend, my husband finished this crazy thing called the Hellgate 100k. That's 66.6 miles of torturous mountain running starting at 12:01AM, thanks to race director David Horton. It was his 8th time crossing the finish line of this special race, so you can say it's sort of like a December tradition for us. This year, however, his finish meant the completion of the Beast Series, 530 miles of ultra-running raced in 2014, to earn this extra special (and heavy) award:

I don't have much more to say about this other than he's crazy and I'm a proud wifey!

Today I also administered the final exam of my first semester of teaching! It's been a fun semester, though I will say there is a huge learning curve when it comes to effectively managing a classroom of 40 seniors and graduate students AND teaching them something in the process. Needless to say, my brain is feeling a bit over-extended and blogging has been pushed to the wayside. So, I'm keeping this one short and sweet, sort of like this small and subtly sweet snack parfait that I've been meaning to share with you all for quite some time now.

Sweet Potato Parfait


1/2 small sweet potato, baked until soft
2-3 tbsp vanilla greek yogurt
2-3 tbsp granola
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Sprinkle of coconut
Sprinkle of chia seeds


Mash the sweet potato (skin, optional) and top with yogurt, granola and remaining ingredients. For an extra special snack, melt and drizzle 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter. Use gluten-free granola and coconut yogurt to make this one gluten-free, dairy-free.

A filling yet light treat, the combination of protein + complex carbs + cinnamon in this snack will help stabilize blood sugar levels and keep the afternoon munchies at bay.

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