There’s nothing like the nostalgic feelings that arise from watching fairy tales from our childhood. It gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling all over. To all you parents out there, I bet that you relive this through your children as well, right? Well, children or no children, here’s to bringing out the kid in you! Time to have a little fun with fairy tales!!
This series will feature 3 recipes, each representing a different fairy tale by the food that is featured. You can enjoy the food yourself and share it with your kids using the fairy tale theme. This is so fun and exciting! Children can eat healthy without even knowing. How? When you make recipes that don’t sacrifice flavor. Hint Hint…that’s where I step in….I’m going to prove that to you: “Alli’s Slim Pickins!” 100% Taste, 0% Guilt
Today I’m starting this series with the famous Goldilocks and the Three Bears fairy tale. Who doesn’t remember the porridge scene: “This one is too hot, this one is too cold, but this one is juuuuust right!” Guess which one I’m making? You guessed it! “Just Right” Porridge. The hearty oatmeal combined with the sweet raisins and brown sugar, coupled with the rich flavor of walnuts and a hint of cinnamon will have you agreeing that I got this just right.
Read The Three Bears fairy tale again to relive those childhood memories; if you have kids, read it to them before serving – they will love it!! (here’s a link to one of the online versions: http://macibolt.hu/pag/goldilock.html ) 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! You ready? I am! Let’s make it happen!
Fairy Tale series: Goldilocks and the Three Bears “Just Right” Porridge
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup egg whites
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (you can use water if you prefer)
1 pinch sea salt (optional)
1 TB raisins
2 tsp walnuts
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I like the creamy texture of MHP Probolic SR)
How to Prepare
- Put oats, egg whites, almond milk, sea salt, raisins, walnuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a microwaveable safe bowl and set microwave on medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
- After 2 minutes, remove and stir well with a spoon (it will still be watery at this point). Put back in microwave and repeat this process, stopping every 45 seconds to stir, until oatmeal is nice and thick (note, you might need less or more than 5 minutes depending upon your microwave, so judge accordingly).
- Add protein powder and mix until well blended and “just right” … Enjoy! Yum.
Per serving (serves 1*): 377 calories, 34 grams protein, 41 grams carbohydrates, 9.0 grams fat
*note, you can cut this recipe in half if you wish to eat less and/or make for your kids!
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.