Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I've got...

Nothing! Seriously - Nada, Nen, Nichts or any other way to say it - that's what I've got. So for a check in I am going to tell you about oatmeal. Yep, oatmeal. Exciting, huh? You can barely stand it? Well, here we go...

Oatmeal is good for you. Lots of reasons - you can find the list if ya wanna on the net or just trust me. I like oatmeal and used to have it in the instant packages in the morning. Well, shockingly it started tasting sweet to me. Too sweet. Weird, but true (don't worry I still LOVE candy). So I needed to come up with a new breakfast "thing", but it was rough and figured out I wanted oatmeal. (I know you can hardly stand the excitement!)

So, I now make my own oatmeal in the microwave. Here's what I do Q*auker Oat$ 1 minute variety. I put 1/2 cup into a 2-cup microwaveable container (it's important it's 2 cups in size at least due to "oat expansion"). 1 cup of unsweentened almond b*reeze (it's nutty and only 80 cals, but you can use milk or water or whatever you want), and a dash of salt. I then put in the microwave for 2 mins. YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT. TRUST ME! It will make a mess if you don't. Usually about 1 min in, it will start expanding and I mix it to kinda deflate it. I continue to monitor it and mix it periodically. I like it at about 2 mins and 15 seconds, but I think there is a dependency to your microwave and also your personal preference.

But it looks so runny!!! Yep, cause it is molten lava at this point! Let it sit for a minute or two and it will be thicker. Depending on my mood, I'll add some dried fruit, cinammon, nuts, or whatever striikes my fancy.

It makes a pretty big serving (1 cup I'd say). Sometimes I eat it all, other times I don't. I just eat what I want and toss the rest. I'm just too lazy to figure out the right ratio to make less and usually there is only a few spoonfuls left. Enjoy!

5 comments:

Justawallflower said...

We are also big oatmeal lovers in this house! I also do the one minute oats. We usually add fresh organic fruit to ours. Of course I will probably give that up after the band. I know they are so good for you, but do not offer much in the way of protein, so I will probably just go with the protein shake for breakfast! It is so yummy too!

andy said...

yummm

Lap Band Gal said...

sounds tasty :)

Island Bandit said...

LOVE me some oatmeal. I use the plain quick oats and sprinkle a little brown sugar or cinnamon on top. One time on a sleep deprived morning I sprinkled chili powder on top thinking it was the cinnamon... ugh

Angi said...

If you heat the water and that almond stuff for three minutes and pour it into the oats, then you only need like 30 seconds or so after, and you get less of the oat bloat. (less messy)

:)

i <3 Oatmeal too.

We also have some other varieties of hot cereal at my store including a three grain variety that's high in protein. So if you like hot cereal and not just oatmeal, you may want to give them a try too. My favorite is Cream of Wheat with butter, sugar (or splenda), and walnuts. But that's just me. heh