I could live off of fruit snacks, cereal, and lean cuisine and be just fine.
However, that is not a sustainable nor healthy way to live. (Wo)man can’t survive on fruit snacks alone (believe me, I’ve tried).
I’ve been on a granola and oatmeal kick lately and here are two recipes I’ve been loving lately.
Low Carb Berry Granola
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup almond meal or flax meal
1/4 cup coconut chips
2 cups raw unsalted nuts (almonds, pecans, cashews, etc.)
1 tbsp. coconut oil 1/2 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
How to make
Preheat oven to 325
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Mix seeds, cinnamon, almond meal, coconut chips, and egg in large bowl
In a small saucepan, use low heat to combine coconut oil and honey. Stir in vanilla extract
Pour coconut oil, honey, and vanilla over nut mixture until well mixed.
Dump mixture onto baking sheet and spread into an even layer
Bake until golden brown (aprox 15-20 mins, rotating the pan halfway through)
Take pan out of the oven and cool (mixture will firm up as it cools)
Break into pieces and enjoy!
Amount per 133 g = 1 serving(s)
High Protein Oatmeal Peanut Butter Oatmeal
by Tracy at Fit and Fulfilled
I found this oatmeal through Healthy Meal Bundle and it’s quickly become my weekend go to. Also, Tracy is a fellow Minnesota gal so of course I loved her recipe. Us Midwestern gals stick together.
⅓ cup rolled oats
⅔ cup water
5 egg whites or ⅔ cup liquid egg whites
2 tsp natural peanut butter
dash of cinnamon
½ banana, thinly sliced or mashed
How to make
Bring the water to a boil and add oats.
Stir until almost all the liquid is absorbed then stir in egg whites.
Cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes or until egg whites are
cooked then fluff with a fork.
Stir in peanut butter and cinnamon.
Mash banana and mix into oatmeal or top with sliced bananas
Have I mentioned how much I love the Healthy Meal Bundle?
It’s opened a brand new world of eating for me! I’m also loving Just Take A Bite’s Gluten Free Porridge which is gluten free and made with a paleo improved oil.
I’m always looking for new breakfasts/snacks/dinners/etc to mix it up.