If you have known me for any period of time you would know that I am in love with Lisa Lillian aka Hungry Girl.
I first fell in love with her when I randomly bought her cookbook at a Bed Bath & Beyond. I made her pumpkin caramel cupcake/muffin and was like 'WHERE HAS SHE BEEN ALL MY LIFE?" and then I tried her Lettuce Cups - they were 10 times better than PF Changs.
Everything she makes is low fat/calorie - and almost everything I've made from her cookbooks has been amazing!
So needless to say when I heard she was coming out with yet another cookbook - you know I HAD to buy it! I have been trying different recipes the last 2 weeks and I thought I would share one with you :)
PUMPKIN PIE OATMEAL PARFAIT -
from Hungry Girl's 300 under 300 by Lisa Lillian
"The invention of oatmeal parfaits was a stroke of genius. This pumpkin pie version will leave you speechless"
Per serving (entire recipe=1 serving)
**(I made 4 servings at one time - so the pictures will show MUCH more than one serving)**
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond breeze milk
1/3 cup canned pure pumpkin
2 no-calorie sweetener packets (I used sugar)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup water
dash of salt
1 - 60 calorie sugar free vanilla pudding snack
1 sheet (4 crackers) low-fat honey graham crackers, roughly crushed (I used cinnamon grahams - and they were yummy!)
Optional Topping: fat free reddi-wip
Combine all ingredients for oatmeal in a small nonstick pot on the stove.
Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.
Transfer to a bowl,
To Make the Parfait:
Spoon half of the oatmeal into a tall glass, (I put it in a zip-lock bag so I wouldn't get the glass messed up - same for the pudding)
and half of the crushed graham crackers.
Repeat with remaining oatmeal, pudding and crushed cracker.
Top with reddi-wip, if you like and dig in!
Does anyone elses cookbooks look like this when you are done with a recipe? All of mine do!
(this was also the recipe/shopping trip that got me thinking about making all these things home-made, like pudding, whip cream etc...)