Posts tagged ‘oatmeal’

January 9, 2014

What’s Always In My Pantry

I won’t lie and say I don’t have a superfood addiction, since my collection has grown quite a bit in the last year, but I use them sparingly and they will last me a while to come.  Here is what is always in my pantry for quick meals, smoothie garnishes, snacks and the like.

1. Rolled oats or instant oatmeal packets from Nature’s Path (Rolled oats add a delicious texture to all things baked and of the cookie variety, and I usually eat a packet of instant oatmeal in the mornings as a supplement to my green smoothies since they alone do not keep me full)

2. Chia seeds (little protein superstars they are, I add them to instant oatmeal for a balanced fiber and protein filled breakfast or snack)

3. Bee Pollen (a complete protein found in nature, I add this to yogurt with some honey)

4. Raw Honey

5. Assorted teas (self proclaimed tea freak)

6. Rosehips for rosehip tea (great source of Vitamin C)

7. Cacao Powder

8. Kale Chips (I like some brands I see in stores but making your own is the best practice)

9. Black corn tortilla chips

10. Quinoa

11. Brown Rice

12. Lentils

13. Black beans

14. Apple Cider Vinegar

15. Coconut oil

16. Nuritional Yeast

17. Almonds, cashews

18. Dark chocolate

August 7, 2013

Heart Healthy Foods

February 17, 2013

Pumpkin Chia Oatmeal Muffins

I have been making variations of this recipe for a couple months now, since I am obsessed with pumpkin and creating new muffin recipes. These came out perfectly when I discovered that applesauce and coconut oil do magical things for a  magical muffin. The chia adds some protein and some omega 3s and the pumpkin is a great source of carotones.  I made two batches this weekend and I am taking some over to a friend’s tonight! Let me know what you think of them!


1 cup whole wheat flour or gluten free all purpose

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup applesauce

1/4 cup nonfat milk

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1 1/2 cup pumpkin

3 tablespoons coconut oil

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg

i 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg

1 pinch sea salt

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl. After both bowls have been well mixed, combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, slowly. Dollop batter into muffin cups, sprayed with baking PAM. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the center comes out clean when you insert a toothpick into it. These muffins are great with some soymilk and cinnamon or a glass of nonfat.

January 10, 2013

Chia Maple Oatmeal

A comfort favorite in the morning when I don’t feel like avocado and egg on toast.


1/2 cup plain oatmeal

1 teaspoon truvia

1/2 teaspoon real maple syrup

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon honey

1/2 cup vanilla soymilk


Mix everything on a stovetop or combine in a bowl and pop it into the microwave for 1 minute.




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December 27, 2012

Chia Dark Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

This is an adaptation of a recipe I used over the holidays, except to make it much more healthy I used applesauce instead of butter. I kept the sugars because I liked the flavor but you can use stevia instead of real sugar. I should be doing that too but I am making an exception because I wanted some holiday sweetness. Also, just in case you did not know, I am all about the whole sweet thing. Desserts rock and I love finding new recipes that keep the flavor. But in general, I am a dessert before dinner type of girl. Hope you guys like this chia dark chocolate chip cookie recipe!


1/4 cup chia seeds

3/4 light brown sugar

3/4 baking stevia

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1 cup wheat flour

2 eggs, or flaxseed oil replacement (google this trick, if you want to reduce calories on baking dishes)

1 cup applesauce

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, Mix applesauce with the sugars. Then add chia seeds. Add flour and oatmeal, mix until well incorporated. Add cinnamon and dark chocolate chips. Add baking soda. When well mixed, dop dollops of the dough onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. Makes three dozen small cookies or 20 medium sized cookies. If you have trouble mixing everything well add a couple drops of water or almond milk.

November 28, 2012

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Bake

This one is similar to the Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bake, but the fruit filled kind! Hope you enjoy!


2 cups rolled oats

1 cup frozen mixed berries, thawed

2 teaspoons chia seeds

1 teaspoon honey

1 cup almond or soy milk

2 tablespoons liquid egg whites

1 teaspoon greek plain yogurt


Spray a pan with PAM and preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl except for honey. Combine all ingredients and add honey to the finished product! Bake for 15-20 minutes.




September 24, 2012

Peanut Butter and Fig Jelly Oatmeal

Delicious and a new update on oatmeal if you are running out of ideas.


1 packet instant oatmeal, plain

1 tablespoon fig jam

1 tablespoon peanut butter, natural

1 teaspoon chia seeds


Make oatmeal according to package directions on stovetop or microwave. Add jam, peanut butter, and chia seeds and serve immediately.



September 24, 2012

Peanut Butter Honey Oatmeal

Easy, fast, and keeps you full for hours! Who doesn’t want that out of their brekky?


1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (I love Bettr’n)

1 packet instant oatmeal, plain

2 tablespoons soy or nut milk, unsweetened

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Honey if desired


Prepare oatmeal according to package directions. Stir in milk and peanut butter and honey. Top with chia seeds. Serve immediately.

Cheers! Happy Monday!

August 13, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are the easiest breakfast invention. Leave them to soak overnight and they will be yummy, soft, and all the flavors will have merged to give  you an amazing start! This is one of my favorite dishes because it tastes like fall.


Serves 1

1 red apple cored and diced, or green

3/4 cup old fashioned oats

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup vanilla soymilk

1 tablespoon stevia

1 teaspoon honey


Mix the old fashioned oats with the nutmeg, cinnamon, and stevia. In a glass jar or mason jar, layer the diced apple and the old fashioned oats. Pour the vanilla soymilk over the apple and overnight oats, top with honey. Let the jar sit and marinate overnight and eat out of the jar the next day!