5pp, dinner, lunch, Recipes

Pesto Quinoa Zucchini Boats

pesto quinoa zucchini boats |my skinny sweet tooth

I seem to always have zucchini on hand these days. It’s in season and there are uses upon uses for them things. I’ll never tire of the “zoodles” herehere, or even here, but it’s time to switch things up a bit. 🙂

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6pp, breakfast, Recipes, recipes for one

coconut cream pie oatmeal

coconut cream pie oatmeal | my skinny sweet tooth

I’m usually not one to have a whole blog post about oatmeal. But every once in a blue moon, there sits a bowl in front of me and it completely blows my mind with how delicious it is. So today, coconut cream pie oatmeal gets its debut …

It’s so creamy and coconutty. I felt like I was having dessert and not breakfast … and that’s completely ok with me 🙂 Plus, this oatmeal is packed with protein! With the addition of liquid egg whites (which make the oatmeal so fluffy and light) and a greek yogurt topping, I was full for hours. You could also sub coconut whipped cream for the greek yogurt. OR drizzle it with coconut maple cream. Now that would be delicious, too 😉
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3pp, breakfast, Recipes

cantaloupe parfait bowl

cantaloupe parfait bowl | my skinny sweet tooth

My, oh my,  how my body has changed. I can easily recall mornings when I’d wake up and want nothing less than a deep fried long john doughnut with thick, chocolate icing and peanuts. No wait, it was the sticky bun cinnamon rolls that got me out of bed. Or was it the cheese danishes? In all honesty, it was all of them.

Fast forward to today, I wake up craving fruit. Fruit! No yeasty, deep fried dough. Gosh, I love how this lifestyle is taking effect. Don’t get me wrong, I still want and STILL eat those things, like doughnuts, but I no longer crave them constantly. The mind and body are amazing 🙂 I’ve heard that too much fruit may be frowned upon, but for me, it’s better than giving in to a bag of chips or a long sleeve of cookies. So, why wouldn’t I indulge in natures candy? It’s zero points and such a great, natural medicine. Anyway, back to breakfast!

Summer means one thing: melon.  We are about to have an abundance of fresh cantaloupe and not to mention, watermelon. (Love watermelon pie dessert!) So let’s get creative on how we can eat it. Eating it the same way is no fun; melon balls, melon cubes. It’s the melon BOWL that will shine this season and it’s time to fill them with goodies!

This breakfast is the perfect summer time treat. It’s refreshing, healthy, and low in points. Looks pretty fancy, too 😉 Get creative and add your own toppings … let the cantaloupe bowl be that vehicle. Yes, an edible bowl! Who likes doing dishes anyway? 😛 And a little hint: a grapefruit spoon is the perfect tool to scoop out the melon without mushing 😉
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