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Ready for some oatmeal fun? HG has TWO new ROCKIN' recipes, plus some socks-knockin' tips on how to zazzle up your bowl of oats. Yay! 
Berries & Cream Oatmeal Pudding!

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 188 calories, 3.25g fat, 506mg sodium, 35g carbs, 5g fiber, 6g sugars, 5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Is it oatmeal, or is it pudding? Pudding or oatmeal? We don't care -- it's FANTASTIC!!!






Ingredients:
1/3 cup regular oats (not instant)
1/ 2 cup frozen mixed berries (unsweetened)
1/4 cup Almond Breeze, Unsweetened Vanilla; fridge temperature
1 tbsp. Jell-O Sugar Free Fat Free Instant pudding mix, Vanilla
1 tsp. Coffee-mate powdered creamer, Sugar Free French Vanilla
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda)
dash salt

Directions:
In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, combine the Coffee-mate powder with 2 oz. of warm water and stir until dissolved. Next add Almond Breeze and pudding mix, and stir until mixture is well blended. Add all other ingredients to the bowl and stir. Microwave for 3 minutes, and then allow to cool and thicken. Dig in!

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG Heads Up! This one has a tendency to turn weird colors depending on the berries you use. And it's also good made with other frozen fruits, like peaches or tropical blends!
Oodles of Oatmeal Add-Ins!

Tired of the same old BORING oatmeal? Yeah, so are we. That's why we add THIS STUFF to our oats. It ROCKS!!!

Sugar Free Torani Syrup - Customize your oatmeal with this calorie-free syrup. It comes in a gazillion flavors! Try Coconut for a tropical twist, Hazelnut for a nutty-good time, or Mango for some fruity fun. (PointsPlus® value 0*)

Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze - Creamy, rich, and packed with vanilla flavor, this stuff only has 20 calories per half-cup. Cook your oats in it (in place of water or milk), or simply stir a splash into your oatmeal. Yum! (PointsPlus® value 1*)

Splenda Flavor Blends for Coffee and Splenda Flavors for Coffee - They're not just for coffee, you know. Try the French Vanilla and the Caramel ones in your oatmeal. Each packet has 0 calories. And don't forget, a regular packet of Splenda is always great for sweetening up your hot cereal, too. (PointsPlus® value 0*)

Crispy Freeze-Dried Fruit - Give your oats a sweet 'n crunchy, fruity makeover (they deserve it!). Sensible Foods Crunch Dried Fruit Snacks work perfectly for this -- an entire bag clocks in with 70 - 84 fat-free calories. Their Orchard Blend is AWESOME with oatmeal. Try it! (PointsPlus® value 2*)

Canned Pure Pumpkin - It provides creamy texture and fiber too, but has only a few calories per spoonful. In fact, a half-cup of the stuff has just 40 calories. Add cinnamon & nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice) and a packet of no-cal sweetener, and you'll have yourself a pumpkin pie lover's dream breakfast! (PointsPlus® value 0*)  

 

Choco Monkey Oatmeal

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 185 calories, 2g fat, 137mg sodium, 37g carbs, 5g fiber, 11g sugars, 6.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Don't worry, there are no mini apes in this oatmeal. Just some chocolatey banana b-fast action...





Ingredients:
1/3 cup regular oats (not instant)
1 25-calorie packet diet hot cocoa mix
1/2 medium-sized banana; mashed
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda)
dash salt

Directions:
Pour cocoa mix into a glass with cinnamon, sweetener and salt. Add 1/4 cup of hot water, and stir thoroughly. Once cocoa mix has dissolved, add 1/4 cup of cold water and stir. Place mixture in the fridge to chill. (Make sure it is cold, or oatmeal may bubble over when cooking!) When ready, combine with mashed banana and oats in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, and mix well. Microwave dish for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes (depending on how thick you like your oatmeal). Give it a stir, and then allow oatmeal to cool and thicken. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

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Hey! November is Good Nutrition Month. Oatmeal is nutritious. Why not start the month off right with one of our ROCKIN' oatmeal recipes?!
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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.