Friday, April 23, 2010

I have discovered oatmeal, and I don't mean with chocolate chips, butter and flour in cookies....

Knowing that lots of competitive athletes eat oatmeal for breakfast still didn't get me switched over to this awesome breakfast....never was a big fan of it. Besides, what could be better than toast and pb?? The big change for me came with teaching fitness classes at 6am and 9:15am four times a week. I found I was eating 2-3 "breakfasts'!! So, at the urging of a friend I tried oatmeal, but with protein whey powder. Now, each to their own, but WOW, oatmeal with whey power tastes like mush!! I tried, but could not choke it down. So, scooped out some more oatmeal, threw in a LITTLE brown sugar and a LITTLE maple syrup for flavor and some slivered almonds for protein....and the verdict is....Yummy, AND.... I am staying fuller longer. And, if you compare the list of ingredients on the bread or bagel I used to toast up to the oatmeal combo, I would have to concede that the oatmeal is waaay better for me!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Marty's (Almost) Fat Free Brownies

I llllove these brownies!! Courtesy of my hubby Marty, and nicely reminded by my daughter who made some for us today:

Heat oven to 350

3/4 C sugar
1/2 C flour
1/4 C cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
2/3 C sugar free applesauce
2 egg whites lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla

combine ingredients, blend well. Pour into greased 8x8 pan.
Bake for 20-30 minutes (almost clean toothpick)
cool on wire rack