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Oatmeal Is Not Just For the Kids December 29, 2014

Filed under: Fitness,Food,Uncategorized — Maya Fit Girl @ 9:12 am
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[As originally contributed to ThisFitsMe.com on Sept. 18, 2014]

With Winter here, I really start craving oatmeal.  I love everything about it- it make me feel so warm on a cold morning, it makes me full until my next meal, and not only is it healthy for you (not the instant kind), but you can add other healthy things to make it even more delicious. Here are three awesome ways I love to make my oatmeal during the cold months:

Oatmeal Strawberries and Cream

What you will need:

1 cup of quick oats

1 cup of water

small saucepan

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

1 tbs honey

1/4 cup sliced strawberries

Boil one cup of water over medium heat. Add oats once water comes to a boil. Stir oats and remove from heat. Stir in Greek yogurt, honey and strawberries…and you’re ready to have a super healthy, tasty breakfast! 

Nutty Oatmeal with Mango and Toasted Coconut

What you will need:

1 cup of quick oats

1 cup of water

small saucepan

baking sheet

2 tbs unsweetened flaked coconut

1/2 cup chopped mango (I used frozen)

2 tbs chopped cashews

Optional- 1 tbs brown sugar

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Spread coconut on baking sheet and toast until golden for 3-5 minutes. Boil one cup of water over medium heat. Add oats once water comes to a boil. Stir oats and remove from heat. Stir in mangoes, coconut, and brown sugar and then you have tropical goodness!

This next one you can enjoy all year round, including the summertime!

Banana ‘n Coconut Overnight Oats

What you will need:

2/3 cup quick or steel cut oats

2/3 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk

1 banana (sliced)

dash of cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

2 tbs unsweetened flaked coconut

1 banana (sliced)

3 tbs chopped walnuts (optional)

In a small mason jar the  night before, combine the first six ingredients in a small mason jar. Shake it up pretty good with the lid still on. Place in the refrigerator. Top with bananas and walnuts the next morning just before eating. You can eat this oatmeal cold or throw it in the microwave for about 45 seconds. It take great either way! 

Don’t just stick with these recipes. Be creative and try out different fruits or nuts to add to your oatmeal. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. It can be just amazing as you are!

 

 

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