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Hungry Girl Today: 4.16.15
What could be more convenient than breakfast in a jar? Just grab 'n go! These breakfast recipes are nutritious and delicious. Get ready for your new morning obsessions...
Cherry-Vanilla Super Yogurt
Entire recipe: 268 calories, 6.5g fat, 100mg sodium, 29g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 21g sugars, 26.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*
What do you get when you add protein powder to already-protein-packed Greek yogurt? Super yogurt!
Prep: 5 minutes
One 5.3-oz. container (about 1/2 cup) fat-free plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder with about 100 calories per serving (like the kind by Tera's Whey)
2 tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk, light vanilla soymilk, or fat-free dairy milk
1 1/2 tsp. chia seeds
3/4 cup unsweetened dark pitted sweet cherries (fresh or thawed from frozen and drained), chopped
1/4 oz. (about 1 tbsp.) sliced almonds
In a medium jar, combine yogurt, protein powder, milk, and cinnamon. Mix until smooth and uniform. Stir in chia seeds.
Top with cherries and almonds, or stir them in.
MAKES 1 SERVING
Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal Parfait
Entire recipe: 322 calories, 4g fat, 146mg sodium, 51.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 20.5g sugars, 20g protein -- PointsPlus® value 8*
Pie for breakfast? Maybe not the best idea. A good-for-you oatmeal parfait that tastes like pie for breakfast? Now you're talking...
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes or less
Chill: 8 hours
1/2 cup chopped Fuji apple (or another sweet apple)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Truvia or Splenda)
One 5.3-oz. container (about 1/2 cup) fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, mix apple with 1/8 tsp. cinnamon. Cover and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, or until apple has softened.
Add oats, almond milk, sweetener, and remaining 1/8 tsp. cinnamon. Mix well.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.
In a medium jar, layer half of the oatmeal followed by half of the yogurt. Repeat layering with remaining oatmeal and yogurt.
MAKES 1 SERVING
Hungry for More Recipes in Jars?
Pumpkin-Flax Overnight Oatmeal
Fruity Bacon Chicken Salad
Strawberries & Yogurt Oatmeal Parfait
Taco Tuna Salad
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