just like sugar

This is a great alternative for those of us who enjoy sugar alternatives.  Just Like Sugar is a great product that has no sugar, yet is sweet and tasty.  It is not artificial and has a fruity finish.  For this recipe I just used a little to give a very subtle sweetness to the oatmeal.  The sprinkle of salt adds a buttery flavor to the mix.

1 C cooked old-fashioned oatmeal

1 t Just Like Sugar

1/2 t vanilla

1/4 t cinnamon

sprinkle of salt

Mix all ingredients together with oatmeal and enjoy this low-calorie, no sugar om of the day.

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french vanilla stevia

now french vanilla stevia

now french vanilla stevia

I’m experimenting with stevia.  So far, I think I enjoy the NOW brand of stevia the best.  Here’s a simple, sweet and easy way to make your breakfast without adding sugar or too many calories.

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
9 drops stevia – french vanilla
1 t butter

Directions:

Add all ingredients together and mix well.  Enjoy!

Om,
Renata

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pound-free peanut butter

I love peanut butter but I don’t love some of the things that come with it, including the extra calories. So, when I found that Torani had a sugar-free peanut butter syrup, I had to try it.  And, it’s pretty good, especially for a ‘fake-out’.

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
1 T Sugar-free Peanut Butter syrup
1/4 t cinnamon
1 T raisins
salt to taste

Directions:

Add syrup, raisins, cinnamon and salt to a bowl.  Mix in oatmeal and enjoy!

Om,
Renata

mOMent: George Washington Carver discovered three hundred uses for peanuts! When we set our mind to something, we can achieve it.  Set your mind to do something today that you previously thought impossible or at least improbable. You may be surprised at what you find…

crunchy, sweet and lite

A great way to wake up with a balanced, lower calorie option which is still packed with nutrition and flavor!

Ingredients:

1 C cooked old-fashioned oats
1 T walnuts, chopped
1 T raisins
1 t vanilla
1 T Torani sugar-free Brown Sugar and Cinnamon syrup

(or any you prefer)
salt to taste

Directions:

For a few minutes, soak raisins and walnuts in vanilla and syrup, mix in salt.  Add oatmeal, enjoy.

Om,
Renata

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brown sugar and cinnamon (sugar-free, fat-free)

This recipe is for anyone enjoys the taste of brown sugar and cinnamon and does not eat sugar. Torani makes a syrup that is very similar to the real thing.  It’s quite tasty. This recipe is sugar-free and fat-free.

torani

Torani

Ingredients:

1 C cooked oatmeal
1 T sugar-free Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Torani syrup
1 T raisins
dash of salt

Directions:

Mix Torani, raisins and salt with oatmeal.  Sugar-free and satisfying.  For a twist add a little vanilla.

Om,
Renata

mOMent: Just because something is free does not mean it is without value.