Microwave Baked Oatmeal

I told you that this moment was coming. And it has finally arrived– I have finally started making microwave meals. For the first half of my freshman year of college, I really only used my microwave to heat up some popcorn (and one piece of left over pesto pizza because I didn’t want to get up and leave to get food). But, I have finally decided to venture out and try some microwave meals.

I decided to do a baked oatmeal for my first microwave recipe because I love oatmeal and I really wanted to figure out how to make a delicious baked oatmeal in minutes. This recipe is super easy and you can totally make it during those mornings when you accidently sleep through your alarm and you really only have 15 minutes to get ready and make breakfast– just throw on an outfit, put on some mascara, mix this up, nuke it in the microwave, and sprint out the door to your class.

Also, who can’t resist a delicious little mug of oatmeal on a cold, wintery day?

(This recipe is especially good before a big test in your 8am class. This has gotten me through a lot of 8am biology and math tests… I personally make this with blueberries before test day because blueberries are said to be brain food– I’m going to take any advantage I can get when it comes to taking a test. Continue reading “Microwave Baked Oatmeal”

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Crockpot BBQ Chicken

I have to admit it– I’m lazy when it comes to eating. (Which is kind of ironic because I’m a health blogger who should probably eat 4 meals a day… But I digress.)

Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook. But, when it comes to eating, I often have class during lunch time and end up not eating anything because I am too lazy to get up and go grab something from the dining hall. I just don’t have the motivation to go out in the cold just so I can eat a plate of salad (for the fifteenth lunch in a row).

So, to get myself to start eating lunch on a consistent basis this semester, I’m going to try to make more meal prep recipes because I need some recipes that I can make one day and eat for the next five. Also, I just really love how flavorful and delicious slow cooker meals are.

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Protein Hot Chocolate

One thing you should know about me is that I love hot chocolate. The minute the peppermint hot chocolate from Starbucks comes back into season, I cry and then go to the nearest store and buy a grande. I just can’t help myself.

You know how Superman’s weakness is  kryptonite? Well, my weakness is hot chocolate.

If there’s a cup of hot chocolate in a 100 yard radius, I’m going to drink it. The only problem is that it is filled with sugar and will often leave me feeling exhausted (and in a slight sugar haze for a few hours).

So, to combat my insane desire for hot chocolate during the winter months, I have come up with a delicious and healthy hot chocolate (with a good amount of protein). It’s chocolatey, delicious, and you can make it without added sugars (yay for no sugar haze!).

So, after your next workout, grab some protein powder and whip this up for a nice post-workout recovery drink or make it late night when you want a good cup of hot chocolate that doesn’t leave you crashing.

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