[Recipe] Muesli Berry Breakfast

So you may recall me mentioning that at Fitbloggin we had this amazing breakfast, including a delicious berry muesli dish by Weight Watchers cheeses. I’ve been meaning to make it again but unfortunately I couldn’t find the main ingredient anywhere! Luckily, Laughing Cow‘s new cream cheese spreads are a bit easier to find and they started making a strawberry one. So I had to change the recipe up a bit. Also, the original recipe was made for serving 10 so I had to cut it down. That being said, it tasted just as good as I remember!

laughing cow cream cheese spread Muesli Berry Breakfast

  • Strawberry cream cheese spread (I used 1.5 wedges)
  • 1C almond or skim milk
  • 1t agave nectar
  • 1C oat & honey granola
  • 1C bran cereal
  • 1/2t cinamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1C fresh seasonal berries (I used strawberries/blackberries)

*NOTE: This recipe calls for you to make it and let it sit overnight, but I ate it same day and it was still delicious! 

  • In a bowl, blend together milk, cream cheese and agave nectar together.
  • In a large bowl, combine cereals and spices.
  • Pour the milk mixture over the cereal until it’s well coated.
  • If you choose, this is where you would chill overnight. If not, let sit in refrigerator for approx. 30min.
  • Add fresh berries and enjoy!
weight watchers muesli

Thanks again to Weight Watchers for the great recipe!

As I mentioned, this was originally meant for Weight Watchers cream cheese spread, but I haven’t found it yet. When I do, I’ll let you know how it goes!

Yummy Protein Smoothies!

Unfortunately, I don’t have a close store that sells the amazingly delicious protein drink Svelte by CalNaturale near me. So you can only imagine how excited I was when fellow BMOREtoned girl, Jami, brought a case to our weekly workout to share with the group!  

It seems like we were all a little excited…

So, as you can imagine, I ran home and immediately made a smoothie with one. :) 

In the past, I’ve used the french vanilla and cappuccino flavors to make basic smoothies. Cappuccino & ice. Vanilla, banana & ice. Simple. But with this batch, I decided to try a more tropical take – Pina Colada Shake! 

Now…I have to give pretty much all the credit to my Tone It Up girls for the original Pina Colada smoothie idea – it’s from the latest edition of my TIU diet plan. I’ve made it before with my Perfect Fit protein so I knew it tasted delicious :) 

Since then, I’ve tried it a few different ways and I’m really digging the tropical taste – perfect for spring/summer transition. So, of course, I thought I’d share! Enjoy! 

Pina Colada Protein Smoothie 

  • 1/2 French Vanilla Svelte protein drink Ingredients:
  • 1/4 C pineapple juice 
  • 1 banana 
  • 1 C pineapple 
  • 1/2 C ice 

Now I’ve made different variations of this and they’ve ALL been good. I’ve also added…

  • 2 kiwi 
  • 1/2 C strawberries 

Mmmmmm. Enjoy! :) 

[Recipe] Mushroom Pizza

I love pizza. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t? Unfortunately, too much pizza isn’t exactly good for my diet. 

THEN I had an epiphany…mushroom pizza. I buy these huge portobello mushroom caps to sub for burgers but a lot of them are so big, they could swap out as the base for a personal pizza! AND like other pizzas, you can pick whatever toppings you want! YUM

Mushroom Pizza


  • 2 large portobello mushroom caps
  • 2 slices low-fat mozzarella cheese (or whatever cheese you want!
  • 1/4 – 1/2C toppings (I used chopped tomatoes, peppers & turkey pepperoni)   
  • 2T olive oil 
  • 1T balsamic vinegar  
  • S/P


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Coat each mushroom cap with oil and vinegar 
  3. On a outdoor grill, indoor grill or grill pan (I’ve tried both with my grill pan and my electric grill and they both worked great!) grill each mushroom for approx. 3 minutes on each side 

  4. Place mushrooms in oven pan and add toppings. Top with cheese and salt and pepper. 

  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted. 
  6. Enjoy! 

So easy, right? :) 

[Recipe] Chipotle Turkey Chili

One of the best dishes my mom made at home was chili. YUM! She was always nice enough to make a separate pot for me with no beans (bless that sweet woman who accommodated us three kids). Anyway, needless to say, I’ve been a non-bean chili lover for a long time.

Anyway, since leaving home, living on ramen noodles & saltines for four years, then eventually finding my way around the kitchen as an adult, I’ve perfected my own recipe and thought I’d share the love! 

Kate’s Chipotle Turkey Chili 


  • 3 lbs ground turkey 
  • 1-2 onions (chopped) 
  • 1 green pepper (chopped)  
  • 4-5 garlic cloves (chopped) 
  • 2 (16oz) cans diced tomatoes 
  • 2T chili powder
  • 2T chipotle chili powder 
  • 1t red pepper flakes 
  • S/P


  1.  In a large pan OR rimmed electric skillet on medium heat, cook turkey, onions, pepper and garlic. Stir frequently. 

  2. Add tomatoes (with liquid), chili powders, pepper and S/P. 
  3. Heat to a boil. 

  4. Reduce heat to low and cover. 
  5. Simmer for approx 1 hour (may have to add water if it gets too dry) 
  6. Enjoy! 
    Serve topped with a dollop of non-fat sour cream and 1T cheddar cheese if you like! :)