Ricotta Oatmeal

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Not craving a sugary breakfast? Warm up with a creamy ricotta oatmeal.

Who says oatmeal has to be sweet?


 

I know, I know. It submitted my last blog post in August. AUGUST! That’s insane. Many things are to blame for my absence, but the main reason is that I’m no longer doing Weight Watchers. Of course, I still like to find out the points for a particular item, but I wasn’t quite sure how to change directions with my blog. It is my baby after all and I wanted to do it the right way. Plus, this is my 100th post! Woah!

After “tracking” on my own and approaching a lifestyle of cleaner/balanced eating (because you know I love my craft beer!), I’ve continued to lose weight and gain a better appreciation for my body. So moving forward, I’ll have the nutrition information for each recipe for those to calculate whatever they need (i.e. WW smart points, WW points plus, IIFYM, Keto). With that said, I hope my fellow (weight watcher) followers will stick around and still find some inspiration somewhere in my posts.

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Now that we’ve caught up, lets dive right in to this savory bowl of goodness!

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I’ve made this several times lately because the mornings have been so frigid. This never fails to warm me up on those mornings I’d rather have something savory instead of sweet. (It’s rare, but it happens). Oatmeal doesn’t have to be drowning in honey or filled with sugar to taste good. Plus, starting your day with a meal low in sugar sets you up for success the rest of the day!

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I also love to top it with a runny egg, avocado, and even some organic baby tomatoes. They’re just sooo cute! Oh! and if you have bacon, crumble a strip or two on top to take it to the next level.

Now I wish I had bacon …

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You could easily double the recipe if feeding more than yourself. Aaaaand, feel free to try a different cheese. Blue cheese would be amazing (especially when adding bacon)! … Or try adding cream cheese and topping it with smoked salmon, red onion and capers. I’m thinking brunch! 🙂 Let me know what you try!


 

Ricotta Oatmeal

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Ingredients:

• 1 cup milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
• 1/2 cup quick oats
• 1 tsp chia seeds
• 2 tbsp whole milk ricotta
• salt, to taste
• pepper, to taste

Directions:

• In a small sauce pan, heat milk on medium until hot.
• Stir in the oats and chia seeds.
• When oatmeal starts to bubble/boil, remove from heat and stir in the ricotta.
• Add salt and pepper to taste.
• Pour into a bowl and garnish with parsley (optional) and red pepper flake (optional).
• Serve immediately.

Additional toppings: runny egg. avocado. bacon. tomatoes as I’ve done in the photos.

Nutrition Facts (oatmeal only):

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4 thoughts on “Ricotta Oatmeal

  1. Courtney says:

    This looks weird but amazing at the same time! So glad your back and doing what’s best for you! I’ve been leaning towards the exact sane thing with following WW. It’s so hard to give up the security blanket 😬 Good luck and keep up the new recipe posts!

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    • my skinny sweet tooth says:

      It’s one of those “don’t knock it ’til you try it” kind of things 😉 I love ricotta and it pairs so well with the savory oats. Hope you give it a try sometime! (Even have it as a side for dinner with chicken, doesn’t have to be breakfast) 🙂 Thanks for your kind words. That security blanket is hard to let go of, but in due time, it’s just something we have to do. XO

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  2. Courtney says:

    I know, I need to cut up my security blanket 😉 Quick question, any advice on how you made the transition from WW to where you are now? I’d love some advice and/or a blog post on your journey! Thanks Karen!

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    • my skinny sweet tooth says:

      I started following an 80/20 lifestyle where I’d eat cleaner 80% of the time and indulged for 20%. After a short time, I loved how I felt when I ate cleaner and better. Don’t get me wrong, I had (and still have) slip ups where I forget and eat several slices of pizza. No big deal until I feel horrible the next day. Those slip up are rare now thank goodness. I’ve learned to listen to by body. It takes time but so worth it. 🙂

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