Breakfast, Recipes

Berry Oatmeal Crumble

Howdy, so I have a treat for y’all (literally). I don’t know about you but breakfast can get a little boring from time to time. Especially if you’re like me and try to stay away from animal products. I saw this recipe on Deliciously Ella and made it into my own! Her site is absolutely awesome, definitely check it out! I named this dish the Berry Oatmeal Crumble simply because it taste a bit like a berry pie (but not quite.) OK here goes nothing.

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Ingredients:

1 Cup of Oatmeal    1/3 Blueberries     1/4 Strawberries

1/4 Almond Milk   1 1/2 Ripe Bananas

1/2 of Chopped Dates (or raisins)

2 Tablespoons of Cinnamon     Handful of Walnuts

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 350

Pour oatmeal in a bowl then pour fresh boiling water into bowl covering the oatmeal. As your waiting for the oatmeal to absorb the water completely, go ahead and cut up your bananas, slice up your dates and crush your walnuts.

Once the oatmeal absorbs the water completely throw in your the remaining ingredients and mix.

Grease your pan and pour in your oatmeal berry crumble mix. If you want to make it look pretty slice up some banana slices and decorate!

Put your pan in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes on 350. Then take it out and let it cool for 20 to 30 minutes so it can harden (this is important.) AND that’s it easy peasy. Eat up my loves.

-Fitty Fattys

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college, Food, Inspiration, Tips

Are You Really Hungry?

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As we all know, I love to eat. It’s one of my favorite things to do. I’m that girl who eats and eats until all the food is gone. It’s actually a problem that I’m currently working on. (Well kind of) Anyways when I do, I don’t feel too bad because most of the food I eat are unprocessed whole foods. Nevertheless, it’s still a problem.

I was watching Dr. Oz a while back, and on this particular show he addressed overeating. Basically saying that many people eat when they’re not even hungry. I’m guilty, yes. But Dr. Oz shared a tip that has really helped me figure out if I was “really” hungry. It’s called the apple test. It’s simple.

The Apple Test:

Before you head to the kitchen to crack open a package of Raman Noodles, first stop and ask yourself “If I only had a large apple in my kitchen would I eat it?” If the answer is no, then your’e not really hungry. If the answer is yes, put down those sodium filled Ramen Noodles and eat that apple. LOL Okay it doesn’t have to be an apple, but pick a healthy food.

I use the apple test daily, and it has stopped me from eating my life away. And that’s real.

More Tips:

Don’t mistake thirst for hunger: If you not sure if you are hungry, drink a glass of water first and wait a few minutes. If your still hungry eat up, if not you were probably just thirsty.

Don’t mistake being tired for hunger: I’m no doctor but when I’m tired I crave food. I think this is because my body needs the energy from food to keep me going. However if you’re tired it’s best to just nap or call it a night. But if you don’t have time for that, you know the deal. Grab something healthy and keep it moving.

Try to wait 2-3 hours between meals. 

Don’t mistake boredom for hunger: A lot of times we are just bored, so we turn to our favorite thing to do… eat. Let’s get over that ish and instead when we’re bored let’s do something that will make us hot! Work out. Or simply do something that will help you reach your personal goals.

Don’t mistake stress for hunger: Today I was so frustrated to the point of almost crying, and immediately I started craving pizza. Yes, I wanted to eat my sorrows away. Let’s not do that, stress eating  brings Tina the Talking Tummy into the picture (and we don’t like her). Anyways I didn’t get the pizza, instead I turned my frustration into appreciation of everything that’s been going right. When you get stressed flip that mess around ASAP! Think positively, live in the moment and then you’ll soon realize that everything is not so bad. It’s going to be okay.

Self Magazine has an online decision tree that can help you find out if you are hungry or not. It will also give you an healthy option for the food you crave. I thought it was pretty cool. Check it out here.

-Fitty Fattys

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