Saturday, May 1, 2010

Let's eat our "MUFA's"

What are MUFAs? MonoUnsaturated Fatty Acids. Otherwise known as the "healthy" fats. MUFAs include, oils, olives, nuts and seeds avocados and DARK CHOCOLATE :)
The book Flat Belly Diet talks about MUFAs in detail and explains the importance of having a MUFA at EVERY meal. Eating these healthy fats keeps us more satisfied and keeps us healthier.
One of my very favorite recipes from this book is the DOUBLE CHOCOLATE OATMEAL
It doesn't look amazing when you make it but if you like dark chocolate you should give it a try.

1/2 cup rolled oats
3/4-1 cup water
cook the oatmeal for 1 minute 30 seconds; then add:
1/4 cup Dark Chocolate. (they suggest 2 TBS of semi sweet and 2 TBS dark Chocolate chips)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. pepper (I promise it is YUMMY)
dash of salt if desired
You can eat it just like this for 362 calories OR add 1/2 cup berries (I love the Costco frozen mixed berries) for a total of 392 calories

It might sound crazy but it is SO YUMMY! Well, at least my 14 year old and I love it; my husband wasn't so sure. :) I also love that it is so filling and keeps me satisfied for the next few hours. This is always a HUGE PLUS for me!


  1. Jill, that sounds absolutely delish! Even the pepper. Breakfast tomorrow (maybe even dessert tonight!)

  2. WOW! I never would have thought to put dark chocolate in my oatmeal. That looks amazing. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the new recipie.

  3. What, you want me to eat chocolate and call it healthy? Twist my arm.

  4. I love the flat belly book. I've found some yummy thing in there. My favorite is being able to have chocolate chips!!!