Healthy Eats and Pinterest

I’ve been on Pinterest for a while now.  I pin tons of things. Especially recipes.  But I never seem to actually do anything with them.  If you are on Pinterest too, I bet you understand.  Well, I actually planned ahead and chose two new recipes to try.

1.  Overnight Oats
I love oatmeal.  My breakfast of choice is usually oatmeal or two boiled eggs-it just depends on my time in the morning.  I have read many posts on other blogs about overnight oats but never tried them. I actually planned ahead of time and followed this pinterest recipe.

the night before with oatmeal, yogurt, milk, cinnamon, bananas and blueberries
mixing in some crunchy peanut butter
viola! breakfast!

OMG overnight oats.  Where have you been all my life??  I swear it was better than oatmeal.  I actually followed the “main” recipe but omitted the salt and added blueberries in addition to the banana.  I did microwave it for a minute or so just to take the chill out.  Soooo good!!  I can’t wait to try other combinations.

2.  Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars
I often feel guilty eating processed bars so I figured I would give these a shot too.  I opted to go for the “better for you version” and used applesauce in place of the brown sugar.

oatmeal, cinnamon, applesauce, baking powder, salt
add egg, vanilla, milk
add the peanut butter and banana and mix
spread into the pan and bake (my brownie pan is missing) 
finished product!

They aren’t really a bar type consistency-they are a little soft-kinda like a brownie.  The flavor is not very sweet-it’s very natural.  It’s still good but I think I would just go with the brown sugar next time.  Very easy and tasty, even if they don’t look like it. 🙂

Are you on Pinterest? Do you actually “do” any of the stuff you pin?  What have you made recently?

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