The Adventures of Oatmeal and Squash

A journal to help document my weight loss progress and to keep me focused on developing a healthier lifestyle. I post everything from recipes to yoga videos to pretty things that make me smile.

H - 5'6" | SW - 180-175 | CW - 148 | GW - 130 | UGW - when my stomach is flat

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These super yummy summer biscuits are huge, juicy, and healthy! Made of whole wheat flour and at only 90 calories, you can enjoy a “dessert” for breakfast and feel no guilt! Yum!


- 2 Cups Whole Wheat Insta-bake or Bisquick (I used Hodgson Mill) [780 cals]

- 2/3 Cup…

SO making these!

I’ve been seeing a lot of discussion on low-cal, guilt free desserts on my dash and it’s spurred me to post about my favorite little snack … 

Frozen pudding cups.

Say wha?

No, seriously. Go to the store, pick up the generic, non-name brand (they’re cheaper) pudding flavor of your choice and freeze them. It’s 80 calories worth of a delicious, ice cream like treat. These also take a while to get through, so they tend to leave me fully satisfied once I’ve finished one.

If you’d prefer not to eat processed pudding, you can always freeze a sliced up banana and then blend the slices. It creates a gelato like consistency and you can add whatever flavor you want to your banana “ice cream.” Cocoa powder, a bit of nutella or peanut butter, chocolate chips, strawberries … there are endless options and all of them are less calories than ice cream.

I’ve yet to try blending the frozen pudding with the frozen banana but that wouldn’t be a bad idea!

Those are my two favorite, low-cal desserts. Well, those and my vegan brownies. Those are just evil and amazing.

I NEED to make these.


What’s great about this muffins? Well, they have all the deliciousness of a spice cake, with the added scrumptious thanksgiving-esque taste of pumpkin. Also, these are made with only three ingredients—no oils, no eggs. So it’s super easy, super cheap, and SUPER good for you! (At least, compared to…