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Pumpkin Oatmeal

If you are anything like me, then you need something warm to to eat in the morning.  A cold bowl of cereal just ain’t gonna cut it.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love my cereal, but I’m more of cereal for dinner kind of gal.

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Enter pumpkin oatmeal. So filling and so good.  Plus it uses up the last of that can of pumpkin.

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Don’t you just hate recipes that call for 1 cup of pumpkin puree??? Really???  What am I supposed to do with the remaining half a cup?

Well, now you can make this.  

Pumpkin Oatmeal
 
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Pumpkin Oatmeal
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup water
  • stevia and salt, to taste
  • ⅓-1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • dried cranberries, to taste
  • pistachios, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a really big microwaveable bowl, mix together the oats, water, almond milk, stevia, and salt.  Microwave at 50 percent for 5 minutes and then at 100 percent for 3 minutes.  Stir every couple of minutes Make sure to use a really big bowl or they might boil over. You might need to cook a little longer depending on your microwave.
  2. Once the oats are finished, stir in the pumpkin and top with cranberries and pistachios.
  3. Eat!

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies {vegan and gluten free}

Have you guys see those cookies floating around Pinterest and Facebook that are pretty much just bananas and oatmeal?

Well, I tried them for you.

Your welcome.

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And you know what?  They aren’t half bad.  Especially when you add in chocolate chips.

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Just a few ingredients to healthy cookies that you could totally eat for breakfast!  Plus, no added sugar.  Make sure to taste your dough though.  I added a little stevia to mine.

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Plus, it’s always fun time in the kitchen with photo bombers like these!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies {vegan and gluten free}
 
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Banana Oatmeal Cookies {vegan and gluten free}
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Serves: 12
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  • 3 ripe bananas mashed well
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups oats
  • ¼ cup milk (any kind)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together all ingredient.  Scoop onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minute.
  3. Eat!

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Overnight S’mores Oats

Welcome to healthy recipe Monday brought to you by Fitness For Mommies.

Ever tried overnight oats?  Well you should.  They are quick and easy, ready when you are, and delicious too.

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I’m sure most of you out there are like me.  Either don’t eat anything in the mornings (who has time to feed themselves after they have already fed three little people, the bird, the dogs, the bunny, you get the picture) or grab a protein bar or something of the like.

These you mix up the night before and they are ready when you are.  Grab a spoon on the way out of the door and you are set.

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This recipe calls for greek yogurt. I like to use the Chobani 100 calorie containers for this. One container is the perfect size for this recipe.

Plus, chia seeds.  Invest in a big bag of them.  You will be happy you did. I do not recommend leaving them out of this recipe.  They really help with the consistency.

This is eaten cold straight from the fridge, but you can also warm it up a little in microwave.  Which is what I do on these chilly mornings.

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When you first mix it up, it will look like some gross soupy concoction, but overnight in the fridge and voila!

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You have a pudding like bowl of oatmeal, where the chia seeds have worked their magic, the oats have softened, and everything has melded together nicely.

Add some mini chocolate chips and a few graham crackers and call it a day.

Overnight S'mores Oats
 
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Overnight S'mores Oats
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 5.3 oz container of Chobani greek yogurt-vanilla flavored
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • ½ cup of old fashioned oatmeal
  • ½ cup almond  milk
  • mini chocolate chips (as many as you would like)
  • graham crackers (as many as you would like)
Instructions
  1. Mix together the yogurt, chia seeds, oatmeal, and almond milk.  Stir well and let sit overnight in the fridge.
  2. In the morning, stir well (you might need to add a little more milk but I usually don't) and top with mini chocolate chips and graham crackers.
  3. Eat!

This recipe could be easily made gluten free by using gluten free oats.

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Savory Oatmeal

This meal is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Added bonus: it’s quick and easy!

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You start by  making some oatmeal.  I like this 10 grain kind from Bob’s Red Mill, but any kind of hot cereal will do.

I should probably mention too that you shouldn’t add any sweeteners when cooking the oatmeal, because, well it’s a savory dish.  Just a little salt with the water.

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