Don’t deprive yourself of the delicious holiday flavors! This time of year brings so many delicious goodies… but usually so many unnecessary calories right along with it! If you’re like me and have a big sweet tooth, you want to still enjoy the flavors without the guilt. Well, let’s make that a possibility! How? The trick is to incorporate those flavors into the healthy foods that we eat so we can enjoy them every day! (Also, this will allow us to indulge in a not-so-healthy treat every once in a while without it becoming a habit!)
Today I’m bringing you a super easy, super sweet, super tasty dessert-like breakfast: Gingerbread Oatmeal. The beauty about this recipe is that you can also eat this as a snack, as a dessert, or it’s even great to have post-workout! This thick and hearty oatmeal will stick to your ribs (not your waistline) and give you the warm and fuzzies all over! As soon as you taste it, visions of yummy gingerbread cookies will be dancing around in your head… I love the holidays!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work… and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
1/2 cup oats
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
pinch sea salt
1 tsp. molasses
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/3 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. brown sugar
How to Prepare (so simple!)
1. Put oats, almond milk, and a pinch of sea salt in microwaveable safe bowl and cook according to package instructions.
2. Carefully remove from microwave, add molasses and stir.
3. Next add protein powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and brown sugar. Mix well.
4. That’s it! Enjoy!!
Per serving (serves 1): 320 calories, 26 grams protein, 37 grams carbohydrates, 7.5 grams fat
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.