I rode to work today doned in arm warmersÂ for the first time post one of the shortest summers the West Coast has seen inÂ years. And as I glumly weaved myÂ tiresÂ through the new fallen leaves, I thought of one plus of the coming cooler season, the food and drink! Yes Oktoberfest is coming, but I’m talking about pumpkins, one of my favourite fall ingredients. Here’s a healthier take on a fall classic, pumpkin pie, and you can eat it for breakfast!
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1 cup of water
- 1/4 cup (canned/jarred) pumpkin puree
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp pure maple extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg 3tbsp nonfat cottage cheese
- honey to taste
- for those wanting more protein and fat, add 1/4 cup of crushed nuts like pecans or almonds
Preheat oven (or toaster oven)Â to 350 degrees. Combine ingredientsÂ and bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until top of oatmeal is crisp.
Nutrition: (per serving)
Calories 202, Fat 3g, SaturatedÂ fat 1g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 164 mg, Carbohydrates 34g, dietary fibre 7g. Sugars 6 g, protein 8g.
Oatmeal is one of the best breakfast foods to burn excess body fat. Not only nutritious, this tasty treat fills you up post workout. This post workout snack is responsible for replenishing the body with lost sugar and nutrients during a hard, intense workout and helping the body to recover. Research shows that people whoÂ have a post workout snack, (particularly one high in protein) will gain greater muscle strength than those that donâ€™t after a 30 day period.