Healthier Choices and My Favorite Oatmeal Recipe
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Here we go! Another week to conquer! Are you looking for a new healthful breakfast that will keep you and the kids satisfied and full of energy?! Sunday is often my meal prep day. I just am so short on time during the week and I want to make sure we are set up with quick grab options.
Oatmeal is a go-to here for quick hot breakfast. It is something we eat a lot of. It can be the base for some many flavor options and food combinations. I love it!
I gave up my beloved Oatmeal during my Whole 30, but now that I am more Paleo than a strict Whole 30 I have added in a few grains that don’t trigger side affects. I do love a nice warm bowl of oatmeal on a cold morning!
I have a few quick and easy oatmeal recipes that I keep in rotation. One of the recipes I cook overnight in the crockpot and the other is just overnight oats in a jar. Both are very exciting to wake up to in the morning.
I’ve added Barre classes to my routine this month as part of my goal for taking better care of myself and my body this year. On mornings I have a class I like to eat something that will give me lasting energy. My oatmeal does the trick! And, on the opposite days I don’t eat my oatmeal and have rest days from Barre I cook eggs.
I want to share my overnight oats in a jar recipe! It is SO easy and SO delicious and you can add any flavorings you like depending on what you feel like eating. I love to warm it up in the microwave on those colder mornings. A minute in the microwave and then I can top with fresh fruit like bananas and strawberries which I’m usually already chopping up for the kids.
- Dash of salt
- ¾ cup quick oats
- 1 cup Hood Calorie Countdown
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp PB2 or other nut butter
- ¼ cup raisins
- fresh fruit of choice to top
- ¼ tsp chia seeds
- Combine all the above ingredients except for the fresh fruit and chia seeds in a container with a lid. Stir well and store in the refrigerator overnight.
- Warm in the microwave for 1 minute or serve cold with fresh sliced fruit and chia seeds as garnish!
To keep this oatmeal a healthy amount calories without getting crazy I like to add Hood Calorie Countdown as my liquid. Just 35 calories per cup really keeps this quick breakfast healthy and still makes my oats just as creamy as full fat milk. Calorie Countdown blends ultra-filtered milk with water, cream (and other ingredients) for a delicious and creamy taste while delivering fewer calories, less sugar, and fewer carbohydrates than regular milk. Calorie Countdown is made with milk from farmers who pledge not to use artificial growth hormones. You can find Hood Calorie Countdown at your local Walmart.