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I really want to try this recipe. I didn’t even know you could bake oatmeal! I learn something new everyday.

Yield: Serves 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped almonds
2 cups Almond Breeze Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 large egg
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly (or melted and cooled butter)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups chopped peaches
Peach slices for the top, optional

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 square baking dish and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and almonds.

3. In another medium bowl, whisk together the almond milk, egg, coconut oil, vanilla, and almond extract.

4. Arrange the chopped peaches on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour the oat mixture evenly over the peaches. Pour the almond milk mixture over the oats. Gently shake the baking dish to make sure the milk covers the oats evenly. If desired, add a few sliced peaches to the top of the oatmeal. It makes the oatmeal look pretty:)

5. Bake for 40 minutes, until the top is golden and oatmeal is set. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.

Note-this baked oatmeal is great reheated in the microwave. We like to add a splash of almond milk for extra creaminess! This recipe can easily be doubled for a 9×13 pan. Use gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free.

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Welcome to Breakfast Week! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. My whole family loves pancakes so when I saw this I knew I had to share it with the rest of you.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour (see below for instructions on making your own)
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup diced walnuts (optional)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, whisk dry ingredients together. in another mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients, except blueberries. Pour wet mixture into dry, and stir until combined and most lumps disappear; fold in blueberries.

Heat griddle to 350°, or until a drop of water sizzles when dropped on griddle. Spray griddle with nonstick cooking spray, and pour on 1/4 cup pancake mix. Turn pancakes over when they begin to dry around the edges and are golden on the bottom. if desired, top pancakes with additional blueberries and banan- as, and drizzle with 100% pure maple syrup.

Tip: To make oat flour, add old- fashioned oats to a blender (1 cup oats makes 1 cup flour), and blend until a flour-like consistency is achieved.

The Skinny Truth

Yield: 6 servings | Serving size: 2 pancakes | Calories: 274 | Previous Points: 6 | Points Plus: 7 | Total Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 38mg | Carbohydrates: 34g | Dietary Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Protein: 8g

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Found via SkinnyMs


Ingredients:

About 10 medium size strawberries (sliced)

A half a lemon (or whole depending on your flavor preference)

One whole sprig of mint leaves

Water and Ice

Directions:

Fill with water and shake! Try to get more water than ice, or drink melted ice.

I found this on pinterest, the person drank it 8 weeks straight did no exercise and ate whatever he/she wanted. She/He lost 5lbs.  If this is your water bottle please let me know so I can give you credit 🙂
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This recipe was chosen because I am always looking for new energy bars that taste good. It is really hard to find one that taste good AND doesn’t have tons of sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice crispies (brown or white, or certified gf) (30g)
  • packed 1/2 cup oat flour (70g) (Or make your own by grinding rolled oats in the food processor until they turn into a fine powder. Measure after blending.)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp roasted cashew butter
  • 5 tbsp agave (Honey will work, but is not for strict vegans.)
  • optional: a handful of sprinkles
  • optional: replace up to half of the oat flour with your favorite protein powder

Directions:

Combine all dry ingredients and stir well. In a separate (large) bowl, combine wet and stir to form a thin paste. (If your cashew butter is cold, warm it a little for easier mixing.) Pour dry into wet (not the other way around), and stir until evenly coated. Line a baking dish or Tupperware container with a large piece of wax paper and pour the mixture into the dish. Fold the extra paper over the mixture and squish down as hard as you possibly can! Use a heavy object to really press it down. (The mixture will fill a 7×5, or about 2/3 of an 8×8.) Stick in the fridge or freezer to harden before cutting into bars. Store in the fridge or freezer. Makes 6 bars.

The Skinny Truth:

Calories: 140
Fat: 4.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 27.5 grams
Protein: 3 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
ww points (new system): 4

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Found via Chocolatecoveredkatie


This makes 24 cupcakes. Being dessert week and most people love cupcakes I needed to share a cupcake recipe with all of you!

Cupcake Ingredients:
1 pkg. Devils Food Cake Mix (just the powder, not the recipe on the box)
1 (12 ounce) can Diet Coke
Cupcake Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 24 cupcake tins with paper liners.  In a large bowl, combine cake mix and Diet Coke together.  Continue to mix until the batter is smooth without any lumps.  Pour approximately 1/4 cup of batter into every cupcake wrapper.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Let cool before frosting.
Frosting Ingredients: 
1 (8 ounce) container Fat Free Cool Whip
1 (4.2 ounce) pkg. Oreo Cookies and Cream Jell-o Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
 
Frosting Directions:
In a mixing bowl, add Cool Whip and pudding.  Mix with a whisk by hand or an electric hand mixer until smooth.  Spread over cooled cupcakes.  Makes enough frosting for 24 cupcakes.
Skinny Truth:
Each cupcake: 121 calories, 24 carbohydrates, 2 grams fat, 1 gram protein

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Found via Sixsistersstuff


 

Morning! My husband’s favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip. My son loves it too. I decided to choose this one because I thought they both would like it. How about you?

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt of choice, or 1 cup full-fat canned coconut milk (I used Silk soy yogurt, and Wholesoy works too. I’m sure many other brands work, but I’ve only tried these pops with the two brands mentioned.)
  • 1/16 to 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract (or more), depending on desired mint strength
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-3 stevia packets or 1-3 tbsp sugar or liquid sweetener of choice (Sweetener amount will depend on your choice of yogurt, as well as your personal taste preferences. Remember that the pops will be less sweet once frozen.)
  • scant 1/16 tsp salt
  • optional: packed 1/2 cup spinach (20g), or food coloring as desired (The pictured pops have spinach, not food coloring. You cannot taste it at all!)
  • optional: handful of chocolate chips or mini chips

Directions:

If using spinach, blend all ingredients until completely smooth. (If not using spinach, combine all ingredients in a large bowl or pyrex measuring cup.) Pour into popsicle molds, or paper cups with spoons as the sticks. Freeze completely, then pop out and enjoy.

The Skinny Truth:

Calories: 25 Fat: 0.5 g Carbs: 3.5 g Protein: 1 g Fiber: 0.3 g ww points (new system): 1 point

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Found via Chocolatecoveredkatie


I have decided because I love food and I need to find some skinny alternatives that I would post recipes I found online and share them with all of you. This Week I am focusing on dessert.  I chose yogurt drops this week because I really love yogurt and so does everyone in my family. I would be surprised if they lasted beyond the end of the week.

 

 

Spoon flavored yogurt into a plastic bag.

Squeeze dots onto cookie sheet and place in freezer.

They’ll be ready in about an hour!

70 calories per pan. (if you use different yogurt than look at the calories they have in that and judge from there)

 

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found via Back On Point