Archive of ‘Low-Cal Meals’ category

Yummm: Rolled Oats with Homemade “Five Second Jam”

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Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and healthy cooking. Oatmeal is rad…but I feel like it’s sort of the forgotten breakfast food.

Lately I’ve been reallllllll into rolled oats.

Why?

Because.

Here’s the deal: I’ve noticed that if I wake up & eat an oatmeal break I don’t want carbs at night. Oatmeal gives me that satisfied-I-don’t-need-to-stuff-my-face-with-pasta-and-shit-later feeling.

Ya know?

It’s filling, delicious, & welp, it also happens to be one of the world’s healthiest foods.

Say what?

According to WHFoods.org, “oats are harvested in the fall but are available throughout the year and can add extra nutrition to a variety of healthy dishes. Oats, known scientifically as Avena sativa, are a hardy cereal grain able to withstand poor soil conditions in which other crops are unable to thrive. Oats gain part of their distinctive flavor from the roasting process that they undergo after being harvested and cleaned. Although oats are then hulled, this process does not strip away their bran and germ allowing them to retain a concentrated source of their fiber and nutrients. Oats, via their high fiber content, are already known to help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would otherwise end up in the bloodstream. Now, the latest research suggests they may have another cardio-protective mechanism. Antioxidant compounds unique to oats help prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease”

Don’t be fooled though…make sure you’re buying rolled oats that are non-GMO, gluten-free, MSG free, wheat/dairy free. Trader Joe’s carries this kind & they’re amaze. Check out my latest obsession:

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Ok, so let’s talk about this lil dime of a recipe: I use my favorite berries, a squeeze of lemon, a lil raw honey ( << read more here ), & some cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice to create a jam-like substance. Squish it all together with a fork to make something similar to this mixture.

Then I cook my rolled oats on the stove ( not the microwave, stove. Not a micro-fan, sorry ) in fluoride-free water. Once the oats are cooked a bit ( I like to keep them a little raw instead of cook them ALL the way through ), I add them to my jammy jam. Sprinkle chia seeds on top &…yummmm…OMG…die.

A lil AM party in my mouth.

If you’re a milk person, try adding a little unsweetened almond milk

FYI: just because oats are freaking phenomenal, doesn’t mean to shove the whole bag down your throat— practice portion control & you’re in the safe zone.

How do you eat oatmeal? Any creative tips? Share!

X L

{ More skinny oatmeal recipes found here // here // here }.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and healthy cooking.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, and healthy cooking.

Ready To Have Your World Rocked? Zucchini Pasta. Ya. I Know, Right?!

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Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.DBJ.

I have a new BF.

& it’s so right it’s wrong.

It all started with zucchini pasta.

Yup.

Vegetable pasta.

Really though: zucchini pasta > regular pasta.

Sahhhhhh sorry but it’s true.

If you’re looking for a pasta craving but don’t want the added cals/carbs, ‘The Sprializer‘ will make your day/year/life.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

I bought my friend, Mike, ‘The Spiralizer‘ for Christmas because the machine + this recipe was recommended to me by a fellow recipe blogger.

Let’s just say: I’m dead x 10.

Because who doesn’t want pasta for dinner every night? ( Side note: it certainly helps that Mike’s an organic, amazing chef ).

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Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.The ingreds/directions are above & the whole process will take about, ya know, a measley fifteen minutes.

Ya, it’s pretty much smooth sailing with this recipe.

And you as you all know I’m obsessed with QUICK & EASY!!! ESP when it comes to health.

Oh, sauce-wise: if you’re into spicy sauce, Rao’s Arrabbiata Sauce is seriously life changing.

Like, it’s better than sex.

Sooooo- lmk if you’re into this recipe & I’ll see what else I can whip up with my new, lil bestie, Mr. Spiralizer.

X L

{ Don’t have a Spiralizer? Try this }.

{{ For more veggie pasta recipes click here & here // my absolute favorite mock pasta recipe will be found in TSC book! }}

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Breakfast for Din: Skinny-Ass French Toast

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Welp, just a few things—

Number one: ummm, hi 225 calories French toast. 

Number two: this French toast that consists of barely anything. I mean…two pieces of toast ( sprouted // low carb // low cal, for that matter ), one egg, a couple berries, a squeeze of lemon, & some cinnamon?

I’m in.

& not so oddly enough, tonight I was craving breakfast for dinner.

So sue me.
Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.This recipe just ‘gets me.’

It’s kinda carby-but-not-too-carby.

Ya, exactly— perfection.

Which brings me to number 3: if you’re looking for directions, they’re pretty damn easy:

Toast two pieces of super low carb/low cal bread ( make sure it’s sprouted, peeps ), whisk an egg ( << add to a dinner plate ), & mash your favorite berries with a fork ( remember my five second jam recipe? ).

After the above, keep it simple, stupid: soak both sides of toast with your super cool egg goo, add slices to a medium heat skillet, & cook until bubbly at the top ( flip once ). Whip up some 35 cal per slice organic turkey bacon & you’re golden. Add to a pretty plate & shock the F outta your taste buds. #kthx.

& lemme just say, you’ll love me for this one.

Fingers crossed.

x L

{{ Another version skinny French toast can be found here, woot woot }}.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

Lauryn Evarts talks diet, fitness, fashion, & health.

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