Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A little bit of healthy

Ok,so I was going to post a sinfully sweet cookie or something on that order but then I thought I should probably do something on the more healthy side seeing as though its the start of the new year.   I'm sure I'm not the only one who has a New Year's resolution of eating healthier.  On New Year's eve I literally ate taco dip for breakfast,lunch and dinner and so by the end of the day I was so disgusted with myself that I was more than ready to start eating better the next day.

 I made this baked oatmeal this week and it was scrumptious.  I know its good when my kids will eat it.  I made mine with frozen raspberries and blueberries and drizzled a bit of sugar-free maple sugar over it.

Baked Oatmeal Recipe
(recipe from Snack Girl)

(8) servings

Dry Ingredients
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Wet Ingredients
2 1/2 cups sliced fruit
1 cup milk
1 cup plain yogurt  ( I used vanilla yogurt and it turned out fine)
2 eggs
1/4 cup maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, or sugar  ( I used brown sugar)

Preheat over to 350 degrees.  Spray 8x8 baking dish.  Mix dry ingredients and then add wet ingredients.  Put into pan and cover with foil.  Bake for 20 minutes, remove foil, and bake for another 25 minutes until golden brown.  

Enjoy this hot, cold or at room temperature.  This will keep nicely in fridge for a week if well covered. 

For one serving using low fat milk and yogurt  = 170 calories, 3.6 g fat, 27.6 g carbohydrates, 7.1 g protein, 3.1 g fiber, 163 mg sodium, 4 PointsPlus. 

I luv smoothies

I have to share my smoothie recipe as well.  I try to have a smoothie every day so I can get my calcium and fruit servings in.  The key to a great smoothie is using frozen fruit.  I also like to use my Ninja blender.  If you ever have a chance to get a Ninja blender it is an amazing kitchen tool.  

Blueberry Smoothie

1 cup frozen blueberries
1 6 oz. vanilla yogurt  ( I like the light/fit Dannon yogurt.  Low carb yogurt is also good)
1 1/2 cup. low fat milk ( more or less, depending on how thick you want it)

Liquify until smooth. 

I also like to make smoothies with frozen cherries ( no pits) and a pinch of almond extract added.  Can you say yummy?    What are you eating that is healthy?


  1. Yum to both, but smoothies? Can't live without them.

  2. My favorite "FAKE" cheesecake is
    Greek Yogurt mixed with some almond extract and Lite whipped topping and Truvia....It is thick, creamy, yummy and you can add a little graham cracker to the bottom for a little more Cheesecake, or cherries or blueberries...You will love it...I just mix it al together according to taste!
    Let me know if you like it..
    Made your cupcakes with my grand dauhters Friday nite. They were a HIT. Will try the oatmeal this week..looks great!

  3. awesome Julie,,I will have to try that recipe!