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Apple cinnamon baked oatmeal

10626582_10204565348751115_5671651013636971962_n[1]I am lovin oatmeal..and it’s sooooo good for me! I love to start my day with helps me stay full all morning long! No need for a morning snack! I love it sooooo much.. I can eat it for supper too!

With this recipe I have added apples so I am able to get in another fruit..and I added egg for some protein punch!
This is HEALTHY in a bowl! I make it in Sunday for he whole week! I bake a big batch..and once it’s cooled..I divided it into individual servings..and place in the frig…ready for me to grab each morning..! And I can even take it to work to have for those days that I am sooo short on time..I need to grab and go..and another great benefit of this recipe..I can eat it cold or hot! What ever I am in the mood for!

Be creative..add what you like..coconut..raisins..chocolate chils..pecans… creative!

Apple cinnamon baked oatmeal

2 cups of old fashion oats
1/3 cup splenda brown sugar
2 Teaspoons cinnamon
dash of salt
1 Teaspoon Baking powder

3 Tab butter melted and set aside

2 cups almond milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla (I use almond extract}
2 cups chopped apples

mix oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking powder together, set aside

melt butter set aside
mix in separate bowl add milk, eggs and vanilla or almond extract ..mix well by hand and then add chopped apples..

mix together with the dry ingredients…
pour into a greased baking dish..
then add the melted cooled butter into the mixture and swirl with a fork until mixed into the oatmeal/apple mixture…
10592947_10204565349471133_1509295119062611675_n[1]bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes..keep an eye in it..cause everyone’s oven is different..

Let it cool and divided it into individual protions..and over your whole week! YOU can eat this hot or cold..
For added crunch I chopped walnuts to the top of each individual serving.
Hope you enjoy this recipe…and it becomes you new favorite morning meal!


Mini vacation..going prepared!


This weekend will be my first Mini vacation…in awhile.. and the first since I started living a healthy lifestyle…I am a little nervous about this… I want to stay true to my healthy lifestyle…and true to myself.. I will be traving with family…and I don’t want anyone to think they have to eat somewhere “special” just for me.. Family have already made plans to go to a Greek Restaurant… Yikes… what can I eat there??? And what about getting my fruit in… and what about my water…and my snacks… at home I am set into a routine… I know what I am going to eat..when and where… but starting will be on the to speak… and I am trying to get myself ready for this…both physically and emotionally… I don’t not …let me rephrase that… I will not come out of this weekend with a GAIN!… NO WAY!

So after taking some deep breaths.. I have come up with a plan of attack!!! First off I called the hotel to see if our room will have a frig…No it does not.. which is good to know.. they said I could pay an extra $80 a night for a room with a frig.. no thanks.. I didn’t want to buy the frig..just use it! Back up plan is to keep my food at my sons apartment.. I can fix it there! OR thirdly..I can ask for some boiled water at a restaurant and fix it myself!
and then I did some meal planning..I looked up the Greek Restaurant online and viewed the menu ahead of time.. so I can plan what I want to eat..and I went out and purchased some snacks!
I don’t have to worry about exercise…I will be doing lots of walking… in the morning I can have my oatmeal or my Weight Watchers Omlet..with some fresh oranges.. I have cheeseits , pretzels, and nuts for snack time.. and I will be carring my water bottle! Lunch… will be subway…can’t go wrong with them… just keep those veggies coming…dinner cooked by my daughter in law will be delish as always.. and she cooks healthy so I am not worried about that meal! It will be great and will keep me on point..

I feel at ease now.. I have a plan.. I can stick to. And in a pinch I have my weight watchers app on my phone and I can look up my point count on any foods! I got this ! I can see a lose in my future weigh in… keeping with in the points…thats all I have to do…now if we just don’t pass a Homemade Gelato stand ..I will be ok!

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