Healthy Snack Idea: Game Day Gruel

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Pearl is always thinking about the fill level of her tummy.

When the contents drop below an invisible line inside the tank, a sensor light starts flashing in her brain and she pesters the crap out of me alerts me to the need to refill the reservoir A.S.A.P.

This morning, I was a little low on fruit, it being the end of the week & what not.

So, they got a greater serving than normal of yogurt mixed with honey & oats, and half an apple. That did not hold Pearl till dinner (surprise, surprise), and just before half-time in the Auburn-Mississippi State game, she started her “I’m hungry” song & dance.

What to do? Do I give a little treat and have her back in my face in 20 minutes? Do I go ahead and serve dinner at 4pm? I mean, 4:00 is really the no-man’s land of mealtimes.

So I put on my thinking cap and dug around in my pantry.

Game Day Gruel:

  • 1 T plain yogurt
  • 3 T fresh ground almond butter
  • 1 t organic black strap molasses
  • sprinkle of organic dehydrated coconut flakes

They each got 2 tablespoons of the dense, brown mixture in their food bowls, and calmed down till that game was over.

Problem solved.

Give it a try! It’s #YUM

pugs & kisses,

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