Chocoholic Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal

Special thanks to Pritikin Longevity Center for the recipe!

Chocoholic Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled oats cooked with 1.5 cups of water
  • 1 tsp raw, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup non-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup Blueberries (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Splenda
Instructions
  1. Cook the oats with 1.5 cups of water until the oats are fluffy and all the water has disappeared (I do this by cooking it for 2 minutes in the microwave, stirring, and cooking it for 2 more minutes.)
  2. Add the cocoa powder and cinnamon to the cooked oats while they are still hot.
  3. Stir until everything is fully combined, and your oats have a deep chocolatey color.
  4. Add the walnuts, and the milk (you can add as much milk as you like – I use about ½ a cup to give the oats a nice creamy consistency)
  5. Add the splenda and stir to combine until the oats have the consistency you like. If you’re using blueberries, add them in now.
  6. Enjoy the chocolatey brownie goodness of the oatmeal.

 

 

Cayenne & Lime Popcorn

Cayenne & Lime Popcorn
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup (125mL) popcorn kernels
  • ½ 1 teaspoon (2.5mL-5mL) cayenne
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5mL) salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30mL) unsalted butter
Instructions
  1. Add kernels to PaperChef parchment bag. Close and fold down 3-4 times to really seal bag. Place bag on its side in the microwave, making sure the fold is on top. Cook on HIGH for 2½ minutes. Place butter in a microwave safe dish, place beside popcorn and cook for another 15 seconds. Remove from microwave and carefully open the bag, the steam will seep out and be spectacular. Pour melted butter over and quickly add cayenne, lime juice and salt. Close bag and shake well to coat.
  2. Grill Method: melt butter, drizzle into bag. Fold bag carefully. Throw on a hot (but not flaming) grill. Cook for five minutes shaking it every 2-3 times until the fireworks stop. Open bag, season, shake, serve. Done!

Mini Meatloaf Sandwich Bites

 

(Recipe courtesy of the Quick Meal Queen, Natashja Szortyka)

 

Mini Meatloaf Sandwich Bites
 
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Ingredients
  • 12oz Mama Lucia Meatballs
  • 1 can Pillsbury® Crescents (Original)
  • Marinara sauce
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Thaw out meatballs in microwave for 1 minute; cut in half.
  2. Dip each half in marinara, then roll them in the cheese until they are well coated
  3. Separate dough into triangles. Wrap dough triangle around two meatball halves. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 375°F for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown
  5. Optional: With about two minutes left, sprinkle parmesan cheese on each crescent.