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Protein-Packed Pumpkin-Spice Oatmeal
Now that the weather's turning cooler, this Halloween theme hot treat will fill up those hungry stomachs, and give your kids a healthy start each day.

½ cup dry old fashioned rolled oats
¾ cup - 1 cup water or milk of choice
(We personally like Hy-Vee Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk)

¼ cup canned pumpkin puree
¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice, or to taste

dash of quality cinnamon, or to taste
5-7 drops vanilla stevia (found in HealthMarket) or sweetener of choice

2 Tbsp plain 0% fat Greek yogurt (I like fage)
½ scoop vanilla healthy whey protein powder
crushed pecans, optional

In a large microwave safe bowl mix the oats and water/ milk. Microwave for 3 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients to taste. Garnish with a small dollop of sweetened yogurt and crushed pecans with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Hello Fall!

These measurements of the ingredients are to prepare one bowl of the pumpkin oatmeal.

(Nutrition Facts per recipe (made with water – Hy-Vee unsweetened almond milk only adds 40 calories): 255 calories, 2.5 g fat, 50 mg sodium, 34 g carb, 6 g fiber, 29 g protein)

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