Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal

This is one of my very favorite healthy breakfasts.  It is incredibly filling and I don't have that mid-morning crash when I eat this.  The cream of wheat adds a nice creaminess (hence the name, right) while the apples have a slight crunch that is so satisfying.  The sugar free apple cider creates a delicious, flavorful base.  I like to add cinnamon (be generous) and Truvia for an added sweetness.  I love that there is no added sugar but don't let that fool you as it doesn't lack for flavor.   My kid's always steal bites of mine and end up begging me to make them a bowl.  I love that!  It also keeps my kiddos full and happy all morning long.  I always pair it with 1 egg and 2 egg whites for a good protein and carbs balance--all of that combined (eggs and oatmeal) is ONLY 238 calories!  How's that for healthy?  And it's SO delicious, too!

Apple Pie Oatmeal from "Live the Life"

2 Tablespoons cream of wheat (raw measurement)
2 Tablespoons oats (raw measurement)
1/2 C water
1/4 apple--diced
1/2 packet sugar free apple cider powder

Dice apple and microwave for 30 seconds.  Microwave cream of wheat and oats with water for 2 minutes. Remove and stir in apple pieces, sugar free apple cider powder, and cinnamon into hot cereal.  Serve with scrambled eggs made with 1 egg and 2 egg whites.

Tips: I microwave my apples on a small wooden cutting board--otherwise the apples sometimes spark in the microwave.  Let me know if you make it and have another tip about cooking the apples.  The sugar free apple cider powder can be found near the hot chocolate.

(Oatmeal & eggs) Calories: 238    Carbs: 30     Fat: 6   Protein: 18


GiGi Reed said...

Mmmmmmmmmm!! I can almost smell it through the screen. This looks DELISH! :)


Softie said...

Sounds delicious. Is Live the Life a cookbook?

Marisa said...

Thanks! Live the life is actually a weight loss thing that I did a few years ago. It included recipes that were a balance of carbs and proteins. This is one of the recipes that I still make from it. I hope that answers your question ;)

Softie said...

It sure does thanks.