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How To Stop Hating Oatmeal

Hate Oatmeal? These two recipes are sure to change your mind give them a try and see if you start liking the belly-warming, keep you full until lunchtime, breakfast treat.

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How To Stop Hating Oatmeal

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What is it you hate about oatmeal? If it is the taste then let's change that up a bit and give you a few ideas to freshen it up a bit and make it palatable. Barrett Pastor has been busy lately. She cooked up her famous Overnight Oats and shot a video of a few of her favorite add-ins. After trying the Original Peanut Butter and Jelly Oats I had to give these a try.

Meal Prep

If you are like me you know meal prepping makes it easier to count points. I am more likely to count points when I meal prep. I like to make freezer meals and write on the bags so I know at a glance how many points I am about to eat and where I am in my points bank. Barrett makes her overnight oats and stores them in these cute little jars in the fridge for when she is ready to eat them. I think this is awesome. She writes on the lids what is inside like smores or crunch and at a glance she can tell what is under the lid 🙂 Pure genius. There is a link in the description of the video for those exact jars 🙂 Her link is above also.

Oatmeal Nutrition Facts

Oats are one of the healthiest grains on earth. They are gluten-free and a great source of important vitamins and minerals. Studies show that oatmeal has a ton of health benefits including weight loss. These are just a few of the 9 reasons covered on the Healthline.

You guys know I like to include the calories, carbs and fiber content because I need to watch those myself. If you are not watching those and still losing weight I envy you 🙂 I want to include everything I can to help all of us get there so here it goes.

OatsServing SizeCaloriesCarbsFiber
Rolled Oats1 cup30755.98.2

The Good Stuff

For 1 Cup Of Oatmeal With 1 Cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk

BLUE PLAN: 6 Points

GREEN PLAN: 6 Points

PURPLE PLAN: 1 points

Our Serving size is 1/4 Cup this recipe will make about 10 servings

Now to make your oatmeal delicious. The add-ins are what make the oatmeal scrumptious. So in this video Barrett adds in 1 serving of Lilly's chocolate chips and marshmallows. Can you say smores 🙂 This isn't your everyday oatmeal. This isn't your box oatmeal either this is a new and improved way to create a healthy delicious breakfast that will definitely keep you full until lunch.


With the add-ins the points will go up some, I will include the points with the add-ins after the recipes 🙂

Remember your add-ins are added after your oatmeal is cooked not while you are cooking it, 🙂


For Oatmeal Smores

  • Lily's Chocolate Chips 1 serving about 60 chips for 2 points Barrett uses 30 for 1 point
  • Marshmallows 1 serving about 10 minis

BLUE PLAN: 4 Points

GREEN PLAN: 4 Points


For Crunchy PB&J Oatmeal

  • 13 grams of grape nuts
  • 1 tbs Jiff Whips peanut butter
  • 1 tbs sugar-free strawberry Smuckers

BLUE PLAN: 4 Points

GREEN PLAN: 4 Points


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Oatmeal Smores

How Not to Hate Oatmeal

  • Author: smileyspoints



3 cups of Quaker Oats oatmeal

2 tbs vanilla
3 tbs cinnamon or more to taste 

3 cups of unsweetened almond milk
3 cups of water



Add ingredients to your slow cooker and simmer on low for three hours
Cool your oatmeal
Store your oatmeal in serving size containers until you are ready to eat.
Your add-ins go into your oatmeal after it is cooked. 

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    1. S’mores is a different recipe than the PB&J. If you like them together you can combine them. Add the points for both recipes to come up with the total amount of points 🙂

  1. Should the cinnamon be 3 tsp instead of 3 tbsp of cinnamon? I made this last night and I feel three tablespoons of cinnamon is waaaay too much. It’s almost inedible. Honestly, I should have known better and adjusted myself but I thought, “nah, I’ll go with how the recipe is written”. LOL! Anyway, I wanted to let you know in case it should be teaspoons instead so it can be correct for future dummies like me. 🤣

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