Well my friends, I am back on the healthy wagon. I haven't been feeling quite myself lately, and it's not just because of the upcoming move, AGAIN, but because I haven't been eating very healthy lately.
I've slacked, I've put into my body a lot of junky fatty yucky food and I am feeling it.
So I need a change, and that means religiously following my Zumba exercises every day, counting my calories, drinking my 64 oz of water each day, but most importantly eating the food I love, just a healthier version and definitely doing portion control.
I can never completely diet, I can't cut out food or deprive myself of the things I love, because it never works, and I always fail in my attempts.
But eating healthier? Everyone can do it, especially when you follow the amazing Gina at Skinnytaste.
I just came out of the kitchen, where I made a batch of the Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas, and also some Muffins for my weekday breakfasts.
Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Bananas
Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1/6th • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 211.7 • Fat: 5.4 g • Protein: 5.6 g • Carb: 38.1 g • Fiber: 3.8 g • Sugar: 22.8 g
Sodium: 76.9 mg (without salt)
2 medium ripe bananas, (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2" pieces
1 1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup honey (or agave)
1 cup uncooked quick oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 cup fat free milk (or any milk you desire)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly spray a 8 x 8" or 9 x 9" ceramic baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on the bottom of the ceramic dish. Sprinkle half of the blueberries over the bananas, 1/4 tsp of the cinnamon, 1 tbsp of the honey and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, until the bananas get soft.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, and salt; stir together. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining honey, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
Remove the bananas from the oven, then pour the oat mixture over the bananas and blueberries.
Pour the milk mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible over the oats. Sprinkle the remaining blueberries and walnuts over the the top.
Bake the oatmeal for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm from the oven.