Saturday, November 1, 2008

I LOVE Oatmeal...

Especially with the cooler weather that has come our way a steaming bowl of oatmeal, cup of hot coffee and warm toast with your favorite topping...Yum Yum. Hungry Girl has a few new ways to fix your morning fix of oatmeal, here are just two...for all her ideas check out her blog.

Choco Monkey Oatmeal:


  • 1/3 cup regular oats (not instant)
  • 1 25-calorie packet diet hot cocoa mix
  • /2 medium-sized banana; mashed
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda)
  • dash salt

Directions: Pour cocoa mix into a glass with cinnamon, sweetener and salt. Add 1/4 cup of hot water, and stir thoroughly. Once cocoa mix has dissolved, add 1/4 cup of cold water and stir. Place mixture in the fridge to chill. (Make sure it is cold, or oatmeal may bubble over when cooking!) When ready, combine with mashed banana and oats in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, and mix well. Microwave dish for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes (depending on how thick you like your oatmeal). Give it a stir, and then allow oatmeal to cool and thicken. Enjoy!MAKES 1 SERVING

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 185 calories, 2g fat, 137mg sodium, 37g carbs, 5g fiber, 11g sugars, 6.5g protein -- POINTS® value 3*

Berries & Cream Oatmeal Pudding!

Directions: In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, combine the Coffee-mate powder with 2 oz. of warm water and stir until dissolved. Next add Almond Breeze and pudding mix, and stir until mixture is well blended. Add all other ingredients to the bowl and stir. Microwave for 3 minutes, and then allow to cool and thicken. Dig in! MAKES 1 SERVING HG Heads Up! (This one has a tendency to turn weird colors depending on the berries you use. And it's also good made with other frozen fruits, like peaches or tropical blends!)

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 188 calories, 3.25g fat, 506mg sodium, 35g carbs, 5g fiber, 6g sugars, 5g protein -- POINTS® value 3*


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but purple oatmeal just doesn't look appetizing....