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Here’s a fun and easy muffin-tin recipe: mix up frozen hash browns with some cheese and melted butter, then bake.

Cheesy Hash Brown Cups- Easy Muffin Tin Recipe

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 16 oz. frozen shredded hash browns (I used a package that had onions, and green and red peppers mixed in)
  • 4 Tbs. melted butter
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
  • optional add-ins: crumbled bacon bits, cubed ham, sliced mushrooms, etc.

WHAT YOU DO:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease muffin tin (or spray with nonstick spray).

Mix all ingredients in a bowl then spoon into muffin pan.

Bake for 30-40 minutes until crispy around the edges, remove from oven, and serve.

Muffin Tin

Cheesy Hash Brown Cups in a Muffin Tin

 

 

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My blender is getting a workout because I’m on a smoothie kick! Here’s a super-filling and tasty smoothie recipe: Chocolate Banana Avocado. 

Chocolate Banana Avocado Smoothie Recipe - Only 147 calories and less than 9 grams fat - uses almond milk

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 8 ounces unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 frozen banana (peel and cut into chunks before freezing)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 individual packet Splenda

WHAT YOU DO:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix. Serve and enjoy.

Here’s an avocado scooper I hand-stamped, available at my Etsy shop!

ESTIMATED NUTRITION INFORMATION:

Chocolate Banana Avocado Smoothie Recipe - Estimated Nutrition Information

Here’s an easy and delicious smoothie you can make with just four ingredients: a Berry Banana Breakfast Smoothie. It’s just unsweetened vanilla almond milk, frozen banana chunks, frozen fruit, and quick oats. Also there are only 3 WW pts+ per serving!

Berry Banana Breakfast smoothie - just 4 ingredients and only 3 WW+ points

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 8 oz. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 c. frozen berries (I used Trader Joe’s Very Cherry Berry Blend)
  • 1/2 of a banana, frozen (peel and cut into chunks before freezing)
  • 1/2 c. quick oats

WHAT YOU DO:

Combine all ingredients in blender and mix together. Makes two servings.

Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe - just 4 ingredients in the blender

Estimated Nutrition Information / Per Serving:

  • 120 calories
  • 2.6 g fat
  • 0 cholesterol
  • 81.2 mg sodium
  • 22 g carbohydrates
  • 4.2 g fiber
  • 3.4 g protein

Here’s a fruit, granola, and yogurt combo I just ate for breakfast. It was delicious, filling, and healthy! If you really want to get fancy with this you could layer everything into a mason jar, parfait-style.

WHAT YOU DO:

Just combine these 4 ingredients!

  • 1/4 c. Greek nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 c. lowfat granola
  • 1/4 c. blueberries
  • 1/4 c. sliced strawberries

Estimated Nutrition Info:
175 cal
2 g fat
35 g carbs
4 g fiber
9 g protein

{Eating Light} Greek Yogurt and Granola Fruit Bowl - includes nutrition info. Only 175 cal! Could also "fancy" it up by layering everything in a mason jar.

Greek Yogurt and Granola Fruit Bowl

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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WHAT YOU NEED:

1/4 c. Greek nonfat vanilla yogurt
1/4 c. lowfat granola
1/4 c. blueberries
1/4 c. sliced strawberries
WHAT YOU DO:

Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and serve.

Estimated Nutrition Info:
175 cal
2 g fat
35 g carbs
4 g fiber
9 g protein

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