Fruity Nutty Oatmeal
1 c water
2 1/2 c fat-free milk, divided
1 1/4 c old-fashioned rolled oats Pinch of salt (optional)
1 large pear or med Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into 1/4" pieces (about 1 1/2 c)
1/2 c dried sweetened cranberries
1/4 c dark or golden raisins
1/2 c chopped walnuts
2 tsp brown sugar
1. Bring water and 1 1/2 c of the milk to a boil in large, heavy saucepan over high heat. Stir in oats and salt (if using). Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 3 minutes, stirring often, until oats start to soften.
2. Stir in pear. Cover and simmer about 3 minutes more or until it is tender but still a bit crisp. Stir in cranberries and raisins. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 1 minute to soften.
3. Divide evenly among 4 warm bowls. Sprinkle each with 2 Tbsp of the walnuts and 1/2 tsp of the sugar. Top each bowl with 1/4 c of the remaining milk
½ cup fat-free milk
½ cup fat-free plain yogurt
2 Tbsp creamy natural unsalted peanut butter (MUFA)
¼ very ripe banana
1 Tbsp honey
4 ice cubes
Combine the milk, yogurt, peanut butter, banana, honey, and ice cubes in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve.