Lindsey + Oatmeal = Best friends forever!
But in all seriousness, I love my morning oats! They are a huge breakfast staple for me.
I like to switch up my breakfast and try out new combinations, so I don’t eat oatmeal every day, but I do find myself coming back to it a few times a week. I am a big, big fan.
Let me tell you about the goodness of oatmeal, if you are not already aware. It slows your digestive process and keeps you full longer, and it is probably the only breakfast I’ve found that is able to keep me almost full and my inner hunger monster at bay until lunchtime. Oats are inexpensive and you can buy them anywhere, and, with the exception of flavoured instant oatmeal, oats are 100% natural and have nothing added to them. They contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and they lower your cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart and other diseases. Yahoo!
Best of all, I think oatmeal is de-friggin-licious. Sure, oats are boring on their own, but you can top them with anything. Here is a list of my favourite oatmeal toppings:
- Sliced apples and cinnamon
- Nutella and banana
- Cranberry sauce (homemade)
- Sliced peach and cinnamon
- Banana and chocolate chips (nothin’ crazy, just a few to make me feel indulgent ;))
- Berries + honey
- Nut butter
- Nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc), seeds (flax seed is my fave) + honey
And this morning’s oatmeal:
- Peanut butter, honey and sliced banana
I think my favourite food combination ever is peanut butter, banana, and honey, so this morning I decided to pair all three with my oats.
I go for Quaker Quick Oats on weekday mornings, because I like to spend less time making my oatmeal and more time eating it, and it cooks in less than two minutes.
Sometimes I even cook my oats the night before, put them in the fridge, and in the morning enjoy cold oats mixed with Greek yogurt + fruit and whatever else. Also a good oaty time.
No matter how you prepare oatmeal, the combination of flavours and textures you can fit into one serving of it is limited only by your imagination! So bottom line, you totes magotes gotta try some oats!