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If that oatmeal looks delish, it’s because it is! I’m not a big oatmeal person, but I loved this! I head about adding pumpkin on a blog a LONG time ago (can’t remember which) and have wanted to try it ever since. Made up my own recipe. Turned out pretty good. It could have been a LITTLE sweeter, but I didn’t want to add any more sugar. I’m trying to limit my sugar intake.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
1/2 Cup Oatmeal
1/4 Cup Pumpkin
3/4 Cup Water
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Flax Seed (optional – for nutritional value)
little shake of cinnamon

I used a teapot to heat the water, but you could easily make this on the stove or in the microwave. I use livestrong.com to track my food (it’s so easy to go over on carbs/sugar and not get enough protein!) so if you’re wondering, here’s the nutritional breakdown based on the ingredients above:

Calories: 264 – Fat: 6 – Cholesterol: 0 – Carbs: 47 – Sugar: 3 – Fiber: 9 – Protein: 7

I have to say, one plus side to being vegetarian is I’m never going to have high cholesterol. My daily allowance according to livestrong.com is 201mg. I almost NEVER hit that. Some days I’ll hit it/go over, but most days I won’t even get half way there. Win!

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