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Apple Pie Protein Oatmeal - USPlabs Nutrition Files

The secret to dieting is to love how you live. That may sound like a bumper sticker or hashtag #<3howyoulive, but it's more than simply an alliteration.  Any plan with lasting value needs to enjoyable.  If your diet consists of tuna and oatmeal and you're sick of tuna and oatmeal, then you won't be very successful.  If your goal is overly simplistic like...

 

 

"I want to look better"

or

"I want to lose weight."

 

... chances are, you won't be very successful.

The truth is, emotional connections guide our decisions.  If you're going out with your significant other to see the new Star Wars movie, emotions or nostalgia can easily persuade you.  You may think, "I'm on a diet, but this is a special occasion"... Life is full of special occasions, and honestly, one less tub of popcorn won't take away from your moment.  So bring your Tupperware full of oatmeal, and if you're sick of plain oats (it happens...) try this easy variation.

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/6 Cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend (optional: 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar)
  • 2 Apples (Peeled, Cored, and Chopped)
  • 1 Cup Steel Cut Oats
  • 4 Cups Water
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream ModernPROTEIN

 

Directions:

Mix your apples, cinnamon, and sugar in the crockpot, making sure the apples are completely coated. Add oats, water, and salt, and stir well. Turn the slow cooker on low, cover, and let cook for 8 hours on low. (This works best when your crockpot automatically turns to *warm* when timer goes off). Mix in one scoop of ModernPROTEIN prior to serving.

 

Macros:

Makes 3 servings

  • 225 calories
  • Fat: 3 grams
  • Carbs: 37 grams
  • Protein: 12 grams

 

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Recipe courtesy of Tom Sroka


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