Im a bit of a peanut butter fiend, but I have to be careful how much I keep in the house because I can eat myself under the table with the stuff! I've been playing around with peanut butter in the kitchen trying to find a portion-controlled, but still overwhelmingly peanut buttery treat. Today, I did....PBJ oatmeal. A super satisfying breakfast for under 300 calories.
Here's what you need:
-Old fashioned oatmeal (this is better for you and better tasting than instant-just trust me!)
-Simply Jif (or you favorite peanut butter - just might alter calorie content)
-Berries of choice (I did it with raspberries this morning, but cut up strawberries are actually my rave)
You can stop here, but I actually add honey and vanilla too.
The directions are simple:
1) combine 1/4 cup oatmeal and 1/2 cup water in a microwaveable bowl
HINT: make sure this bowl can hold at least twice as much as you are putting in it - oatmeal tends to party like a rockstar in the microwave and leave an overflowing mess to clean up
2) heat 1 minute in microwave
3)add about 1/2 cup berries and 1 tblsp peanut butter
4) heat 1 minute
5) OPTIONAL: add 1 tblsp honey and a drop vanilla extract
6) stir, let sit a minute and it is ready to eat!
The best news? This is only 265 calories (less if you nix the honey, but I like it for reducing allergies) and keeps you going strong all morning.
Here's my calorie counter for proof:
This is definitely a breakfast to try this week!
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