Hungry Girl Goes… in Search of More Oatmeal Add-Ins!

Hungry Girl Goes… in Search of More Oatmeal Add-Ins!

Instead of eating the same old oats, zazzle 'em up with these guilt-free ingredients!

Mashed Banana

If you're looking to give your oatmeal a creamy, fruity, flavor boost, stir in some mashed banana! It gives your breakfast some sweetness too. And it's really delicious with a little cinnamon!

Each 1/4 cup (about half of a medium banana) has 50 calories, <0.5g fat, 13g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 0.5g protein and a PointsPlus® value of 0.

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Who doesn't love chocolate? Get your fix with cocoa powder. Just add your no-calorie sweetener of choice for a classic chocolate taste. Pssst... This one goes excellent with that banana!

Each tablespoon has about 15 calories, 1g fat, 2.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 1g protein and a PointsPlus value of 1.

Chia Seeds

Stirring chia into your oatmeal is a great way to add the superfood to your diet. Chia seeds are loaded with heart-healthy omega-3s, and they'll give your oatmeal a thicker texture. Just try not to be weirded out by their odd appearance… I promise; it's worth it!

Each tablespoon has about 60 calories, 3.5g fat, 4.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 2.5g protein and a PointsPlus value of 1.

Egg Whites

I know this might seem strange, but hear me out. Egg whites bring a protein punch to an otherwise carb-based breakfast. They also bulk up your serving size. Nice! Very slowly add them while your oatmeal simmers, stirring as you go. If not, you'll wind up with scrambled bits in your oatmeal, which is definitely not what we're going for here...

A 1/4-cup serving has about 32 calories, 0g fat, 0.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 6.5g protein and a PointsPlus value of 1.

Extracts: Vanilla, Almond, Maple, and Coconut

Want a lot of flavor for hardly any calories? (Of course you do!) Extracts are the way to go. Heads up: A little goes a long way, so add them one drop at a time. Vanilla is my go-to, but try 'em all. You can even mix 'n match...

Each 1/2 teaspoon has about 6 calories, 0g fat, 0.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein and a PointsPlus value of 0.

Where will Hungry Girl go next week? Check back Wednesday to find out!

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