Recipes

Overnight Oats

This weekend I’m hopefully saying “Yes to the dress” and in a couple of weeks, Brian and I will be having our engagement shots done! We are so excited! With all of these exciting times ahead, I am trying (of course) to get a little slimmer. Right now , i’m on the eating clean bandwagon. I’m limiting the number of processed foods in my diet. We will see how that goes!

I’ve  admired Lauren Conrad since back in the good ole days of the reality TV show, Laguna Beach. I still like to follow her on pinterest and look at her website.  I think she has great style and I love seeing her different looks.  She also  gives some great fitness and healthy living advice on her website .  I think that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so I’ve been trying to figure out new healthier things to eat! “Overnight Oats” is a concoction LC eats and I tried them out today! They were fantastic. I normally start to get realllly hungry right at about 10 am but this meal kept me fuller for a little bit longer!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2/3 cup milk {or milk of your choice, I used Skim but you can also use almond milk}
  • 1/2 cup organic rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla {or plain} Greek yogurt {I used non-fat}
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon

Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. The night before you plan to eat your oats, mix together all of the ingredients listed above and seal in an airtight container.
  2. Refrigerate the mixture overnight {they will be ready in about 3 hours, but overnight is best}.
  3. Enjoy when you wake up with a fresh cup of coffee!

I topped my mine with a little bit of brown sugar, strawberries and chia seeds. By the way, if you didn’t know, chia seeds have a lot of health benefits such as helping with weightloss, reducing blood pressure, helps you feel full faster, and has tons of omega-3 ( even more than salmon!) Click HERE for more information on those tiny wonder seeds.

overnight oats

Happy Monday my loves!

Sig

Low Cal Banana Muffins

Sometimes I let food go to waste. There, I said it. I don’t mean to and I hate it but with traveling and being on the go, every once in a while, my banana’s will get a little too ripe. When this happens I don’t get TOO upset because that means that I get to make one of my favorites, BANANA MUFFINS! YAY!

While I love banana muffins, they can be loaded down with a lot of fat and too much sugar! One way to lower fat while baking is to not use butter. NOT USE BUTTER?! (I know that’s going through your head right now) Replacing applesauce for butter or oil in sweet recipes is a great alternative!

Getting hungry for some banana muffins?

Low Cal Muffins

 Here is what you’ll need:

  •  1 ½ cup mashed bananas (typically 3-4 ripe bananas)
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup applesauce

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Here’s what you’ll do:

1st: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2nd: Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

3rd:  In another bowl, beat together banana, applesauce, sugar, egg and vanilla.

4th: Mix all ingredients together.

5th: Pour mix into muffin cups and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  If you don’t have muffin liners, make sure you spray with pam or something similar.

{Makes approximately yummy 12 muffins.}

{P.S– In my opinion they taste better if you let them sit in a bag or container overnight in the refrigerator.}

Muffins

Happy Monday!

XOXO!

Sig

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