STRAWBERRY BAKED OATMEAL BARS

HELLO MY HEALTHY LIFESTYLE LOVERS! Today I bring you the Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Bars and let me just say I may have outdone myself with this one. Of course, I always tell myself this when I come up with a new good recipe (#actconfident). So these little oat bars from heaven are purrrfect for a quick breakfast or snack. Why waste the morning in the kitchen when you can make a batch of these babies ahead of time, pull one out, heat it up, and enjoy it with your morning tea or coffee. What a great relax and wakeup time! Option two, you are in a rush grab the bar out of the fridge and run out the door...that works too. Either way, these bars are savory and oaty but have a hint of sweetness from the homemade strawberry jam topping. One bar is 133 calories and provides you with a healthy well balanced serving of fats/carbs/& protein. Enough of my jabbering...enjoy the recipe below!

 

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Bars

These baked oatmeal bars are simple to make and perfect for an on the go breakfast or mid-day snack. The homemade strawberry topping adds a yummy sweet touch! 


MACROS PER BAR: 145 CALORIES 6F/18C/6P

  • 2 cups Gluten Free Oats
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 3 servings Liquid Egg Whites (138 grams)
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/3 cup Almond Butter (I like the brand Maranatha)
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 cup Strawberries (sliced)

Oat Mixture

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit

  2. Combine all ingredients (except strawberries) into a mixing bowl and stir until eggs are broken up and ingredients are fully combined

  3. Coat a baking sheet lightly with coconut oil or a nonstick cooking spray (depending how thick you want your bars is the size baking sheet you will use)

  4. Pour oat mixture into the baking sheet and set aside

Strawberry Jam Topping

  1. Heat a small pot on medium heat 

  2. Add sliced strawberries, a drizzle of honey (about 1 tablespoon), and about 2 tablespoons of water

  3. Stir strawberries on heat until honey begins to boil and berries begin to soften 

  4. Mush the strawberries to form a jam like consistency 

  5. Pour your strawberry jam onto your oats and spread across the top

Baking Instructions

  1. Bake your oat bars for 20-25

  2. Remove your oat bars from the oven and let cool

  3. Slice your bars into squares, eat them warm or store them in the refrigerator for later

  4. Enjoy!

I hope you try out the recipe and if you do be sure to let me know! SHARE this post with all of your friends so we can spread the deliciousness to all healthy food lovers. Also, stay tuned for a new Bikini Prep Update video and blog post coming next week. I am really excited about this one because I did a VLOG style video and brought you along on my adventures for my past check-in with coach (EEK!).

Have a great rest of your week and I will talk to you soon.

xoxo,

 

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POSTS YOU SHOULD READ THIS WEEK (2/4 - 2/10 2018)

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Hey there blaruefit family! We have officially made it to the first week of February, woo! Anyone else feel like January lasted as long as the entire year of 2017? This girl sure feels that way. February is a good time to do a little reflecting, are you sticking with the goals you set at the beginning of the year or have you already fallen to the wayside? Take some time this week to do a little self reflecting, be honest with your progress and make changes necessary to continue pursuing your goals for 2018!

Ok...go reflect and after you have done that grab a cup of tea, give yourself some quiet time, and enjoy some of my favorite articles for the week!


The Simple Trick To Cure Your Snack Cravings - MBG

I am guilty when it comes to snacking. I loveeeee snacks...salty, sweet, or crunchy, I love them all. (#snackqueen) The thing is that all of that mindless eating can VERY quickly add up in calories and before you know it you snacked two days worth of calories away...oops. Increasing protein is a fantastic way help cure some of that snacking cravings. Enjoy this article from Mind Body Green explaining why protein is so great and they even throw in a delicious smoothie recipe!

 

These Beauty Products Make A Case For Wearing Makeup To The Gym - The Zoe Report

When it comes to sensitive skin, your girl has got it. The struggle is so real when it comes to clogged pores from constant sweating at the gym. I have recently stopped wearing makeup during my workouts and let me tell you what my skin is LOVING me for it. However, there is something about feeling put together that can make a workout seem so much more productive. I am constantly searching for sweat worthy products that can be worn to the gym, and not make my face look like a solar system (aka zits all over). The Zoe Report did an article on products specifically designed for the gym, WHAT! Check it out, there are definitely a few I am going to give a shot.

Also, I started using a face wash from the skincare company FRE, specifically designed for sweaty chicks. I use it after my workouts to keep my face fresh and clean. CLICK HERE to check it out and use my code BLARUEFIT for a discount! <3

 

This Year's Super Bowl Aims To Be Zero Waste - MBG

With this past weekend being super bowl I thought this was a neat article to share. I am all about going green and doing what I can to save the environment we live in. Yes, I am the girl with the cute reusable grocery bags. :)  It is so refreshing to see bigger corporations making efforts too. Baby steps my friends, but we've gotta start somewhere!

 

The Neuroscience Of Spirituality & Religion - MBG

I found this article quite fascinating because I enjoy learning about the impact that spirituality can have on health. We are discovering (not discovering but finally recognizing) that health is not only fitness or nutrition, there are many many other aspects to look at and spiritual health is definitely one of them.

"Whatever kind of spirituality you do or do not subscribe to, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to turn your back on the science that says spiritual beliefs can have profound health benefits, mental and physical. It's time to make spiritual fitness a part of your health routine." - William Sears, M.D.


So there it is my friends...my articles for this week! I guess I did a lot of Mind Body Green reading haha. I am sorry for the slight delay (this is being posted on a Thursday) but this week has been QUITE the hectic one. That is a story for another day.

Finish the week out strong and I will see you next week!

xoxo,

 

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Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte - Healthy Alternative

  Hello blaruefit family!

I think it is safe to say that it is officially pumpkin season! My entire house is already decorated for fall and decked out with all sorts of pumpkin flavored treats. Fall is my favorite time of the year and pumpkin is my favorite flavor. So yes, you can categorize me as one of those crazy girls who is pumpkin obsessed...I am totally cool with that.

On September 1st Starbucks brought back the PSL (pumpkin spice latte) for the season. There were customers inline before the stores even opened to get their PSL fix, CRAZY! However, I will be honest I did grace Starbucks with my presence on the 1st to get my first PSL of the season too, but I at least waited until lunch. ;)

Being a health conscious individual I knew that the original PSL is packed with fat and LOADED with sugar. So, I decided to create my own version of the PSL that is a little bit more healthy and won't leave you feeling guilty or like you just put your healthy diet to shame. I personally like iced coffee so I ordered my healthy latte iced. I will also give all of you hot coffee drinkers and option as well.

Read below for how to order a healthier alternative to the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (macros included).


HERE IS WHAT TO ORDER:

Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte:

1 Grande Cold Brew Coffee

Regular Almond Milk

1 Pump Pumpkin Syrup

2 Packets Stevia

Top with Pumpkin Spice Topping

49 Calories - 1g Fat - 9g Carbs - 7g Sugar - 1g Protein 

 

Hot Pumpkin Spice Latte:

1 Grande Caffe Misto with Almond Milk

1 Pump Pumpkin Syrup

2 Packets Stevia

Top with Pumpkin Spice Topping

88 Calories - 3.5g Fat - 12g Carbs - 11g Sugar - 2g Protein


CHECK OUT THE DIFFERENCE:

Original Starbucks PSL Macros

390 Calories - 14g Fat - 52g - Carbs - 50g Sugar - 14g Protein

Britnis Iced Alternative

49 Calories - 1g Fat - 9g Carbs - 7g Sugar - 1g Protein

Britnis Hot Alternative 

88 Calories - 3.5g Fat - 12g Carbs - 11g Sugar - 2g Protein


Make a health conscious decision and cut out some of that sugar! These healthy alternatives to the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte are delicious and guilt free. If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more like it , let me know! Be sure to sign up for my mailing list so you can get notifications every time a new post goes live.

 

HAPPY PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE SEASON!