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Since breakfast is the undisputed heavyweight-champion of meals -- it's the most important one of the day! -- we've got a few new options to keep you going strong all day long! (Well, at least until lunch...)

 
 
Fun-in-the-Sunrise PiƱa Colada Oatmeal

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 271 calories, 8g fat, 347mg sodium, 45g carbs, 6g fiber, 14.5g sugars, 6g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

If a tropical vacation and a bowl of oatmeal had a baby, it would be this recipe...






Ingredients:
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia)
Dash salt
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
1/3 cup crushed pineapple packed in juice, lightly drained
2 drops coconut extract
2 tsp. shredded sweetened coconut
1 tsp. powdered sugar

Directions:
Combine oats, sweetener, and salt in a nonstick pot on the stove. Add Almond Breeze and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

Cook for 12 - 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until very thick and creamy.

Transfer to a bowl and allow to slightly cool and thicken.

Stir in pineapple and coconut extract. Sprinkle with coconut shreds and powdered sugar. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING 

 
 
 
Salted Caramel Cocoa Oatmeal Bowl

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 292 calories, 9g fat, 736mg sodium, 46g carbs, 6g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 8g protein -- PointsPlus® value 8*

This bowl of creamy oats was inspired by a decadent hot cocoa drink at Starbucks. However, our b-fast is way more filling and satisfying than that mug!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
One 25-calorie packet hot cocoa mix (like Swiss Miss Diet or Nestlé Fat Free)
Dash table salt
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
2 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 tsp. fat-free or light caramel dip (like the kinds by Marzetti), softened
1/8 tsp. coarse salt
Optional topping: Fat Free Reddi-wip

Directions:
Combine oats, cocoa mix, and table salt in a nonstick pot on the stove. Add Almond Breeze and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

Cook for 12 - 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until very thick and creamy.

Transfer to a bowl and allow to slightly cool and thicken. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with coarse salt. If you like, top with Reddi-wip. Eat up!

MAKES 1 SERVING

 
 
 


HG Alternative! If you can't get your hands on Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze, use light vanilla soymilk in its place. Just increase each recipe's calorie count by 30 calories or so. 

 
 
 
The Growing Oatmeal Bowl Phenomenon!


It all started with an empty bowl and an open heart...


The Original Growing Oatmeal Bowl! Our lives (and breakfasts) would never be the same...

The As-Chewed-on-TV Growing Oatmeal Bowl! Apples and blueberries appear as extras...

The Spin-Off: Our First Email of Oatmeal Parfaits!
Some say these layered ensembles outshine the original...

The Sequel: Another Batch of Oatmeal Parfaits!
Special appearance by CHOCOLATE...

The Book: TEN Oversized Oatmeal Bowls and Parfaits... in Print!
Grab your copy of Hungry Girl 300 Under 300: 300 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Dishes Under 300 Calories and raid the "Breakfast Bowls" chapter for goodies like Apple Pie Oatmeal Bonanza, Major Mocha Cappuccino Oatmeal, S'mores Oatmeal, and PB&J Oatmeal Heaven! YAYAYAYAYAY!

 
 

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Hey, you! Today, April 21st, is National Chocolate-Covered Cashew Day. Our pick is Yumnuts Naturals Chocolate cashews -- they're dusted in cocoa powder instead of smothered in heavy chocolate. SCORE!

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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.

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