Healthy Breakfast Recipes: Banana Bread Overnight Oatmeal, Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal

Jan 21 2016
Rise & dine! Did you know that people who skip breakfast tend to weigh more than those who eat a morning meal? Embracing these all-natural a.m. recipes is today's small change with a big result! These tasty make-ahead meals will be your new BFFs. P.S. They're both what we call "Clean & Hungry!" (Keep reading for tips.)

Hungry Girl's Healthy Banana Bread Overnight Oats Recipe

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Entire recipe: 303 calories, 9g total fat (1g sat fat), 268mg sodium, 45g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 10.5g sugars, 13.5g protein

SmartPoints®
value 7*

Ordinary banana bread is loaded with sugar and low on protein. Not this bowl of creamy, dreamy goodness! P.S. Actual serving size is larger than it appears...

Prep: 5 minutes

Chill: 6 hours

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

1 packet no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia)

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

1/8 tsp. maple extract

Dash salt

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

1/4 cup mashed extra-ripe banana

1/4 oz. (about 1 tbsp.) chopped walnuts

Directions:

In a medium bowl or jar, combine almond milk, yogurt, sweetener, cinnamon, vanilla extract, maple extract, and salt. Mix until uniform.

Stir in oats and banana.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.

Top with walnuts.

MAKES 1 SERVING

Hungry Girl's Healthy Carrot Cake Overnight Oats Recipe

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Entire recipe: 273 calories, 3.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 290mg sodium, 44.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 25.5g sugars, 16.5g protein

SmartPoints®
value 8*

Crave sweet, dessert-y breakfasts? Forget pastries... This dessert-inspired oatmeal bowl is much more satisfying!

Prep: 5 minutes

Chill: 6 hours

Ingredients:

1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 packet no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia)

1/4 tsp. cinnamon


1/4 tsp. vanilla extract


Dash nutmeg

Dash salt


1/2 cup grated carrot

3 tbsp. old-fashioned oats

2 tbsp. raisins, chopped

2 tbsp. canned crushed pineapple packed in juice (not drained)

1/2 tbsp. chia seeds

Directions:

In a medium bowl or jar, combine yogurt, almond milk, sweetener, cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and salt. Mix until uniform.

Stir in carrot, oats, chopped raisins, pineapple, and chia seeds.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.

MAKES 1 SERVING

Clean & Hungry Tips: For all-natural results in these recipes, use pure extracts. And stick to natural no-calorie sweetener, like stevia.

Chew on this:

January 21st (today) is National Granola Bar Day. Step up your game with KIND Healthy Grains Popped Bars -- Salted Caramel or Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt!

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