oatmeal leaving you hungry in the morning? the trick to feeling full for longer | recipe

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Starving after you eat your morning oatmeal?  The trick to making your breakfast oatmeal stretch until your next snack or lunchtime is to load it up with protein and fiber via nuts, seeds and coconut.  And it’ll be much more enjoyable for the entire family when it’s packed with something crunchy and sweet.

To make things simple, when I didn’t make my crockpot oatmeal or don’t have the time to make steel cut oatmeal on the stove, instead of having to figure it all out in the morning prep a week’s worth of your own “instant” packs for your family to grab in the morning. Then all you have to do is add water and throw it in the microwave for 90 seconds.  I find this incredibly helpful for my husband because I know he won’t whip this up on his own each morning. If I have his “instant” packs all ready to go sitting in the pantry it’s as simple as pouring a bowl of cereal and he leaves for work on a full stomach.

A handful of almonds (add more for your husband), a tablespoon or two of chia seeds (LOVE chia seeds!), spices, coconut, some chopped fruit and a sprinkle of brown sugar (or honey, maple syrup or stevia) will give you the fuel you need to get through your morning and is the perfect hearty and healthy food to eat after your morning workout.

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– rolled oats

– almonds

– chia seeds

–  unsweetened coconut flakes (we use Bob’s Red Mill since it’s sulphite free)

– chopped fruit (apples here)

– cinnamon

– pinch of salt

– brown sugar/maple syrup/honey/stevia

– water

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For myself I find a 1/3 cup of oatmeal (mixed with 2/3 cup water) is more than enough for me. For my husband I mix about 1/2 cup oatmeal (with 1 cup water). I cook the oatmeal first then add in whatever I have on hand to load it up with. A tablespoon of cinnamon, about 5 or 6 almonds, one tablespoon of chia seeds, one teaspoon of coconut flakes, 1/4-1/2 chopped apple, little sprinkle of sea salt and a swirl of honey.

Chopped pears, dried cranberries, frozen raspberries or even a dallop of natural peanut butter (with some cocoa and sliced banana) is amazing.

Do you eat oatmeal for breakfast?

About Amanda

Amanda Robinson is the eco-chic, green living, fitness loving mom behind Natural Mommie. Since 2009, Amanda Robinson has been the source for moms to learn how to bring more balanced green beauty, eco-friendly, sustainable, organic products into their homes without being too “crunchy” or “granola”. Amanda is passionate about design, wellness and inspiring moms to make more eco-friendly and healthy choices without having to trade in their stilettos for Birkenstocks. In addition to Natural Mommie, Amanda is also the owner and designer behind Top Knot Style - a beautiful collection of handmade oversized luxury knitwear.

5 thoughts on “oatmeal leaving you hungry in the morning? the trick to feeling full for longer | recipe

  1. I make oatmeal for our two boys, 3.5 and 2 every morning. Instead of a sugar sweetener I mash a whole banana into it, and also loads of other nutrient dense things…a heaping tbsp almond butter, a heaping tbsp flax seed, a tbsp of Holy Crap cereal, lots of blueberries, flax oil, and a probiotic supplement. If they only pick at their lunch and supper I don’t mind because I know they had an amazing breakfast. LOVE oatmeal!

    1. I’ve heard of Holy Crap cereal but haven’t tried it! What’s it all about??

      My boys usually have a green smoothie and fish oil on top of a big breakfast like this. I’m surprised I’m not rolling them out the door!! LOL

      1. We have Dragon’s Blend Holy Crap and it is organic chia, organic hulled hemp hearts, and organic buckwheat. And it is produced in BC! I don’t think our boys could fit another morsel in their belly in the morning, great job getting a green drink into them. I always have a green drink throughout the day (Nova Greens). The boys call it my yucky drink. And now of course they want to have a yucky drink too :) I mix with half apple juice, half water, shake it up and they love it!

  2. Yum! Will have to try this I am always looking for new ways to change up my oatmeal. I like to add golden raisins, cinnamon and some peanut butter. Also like to add some canned pumpkin, walnuts, cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg.

    1. I love the idea of adding canned pumpkin but I haven’t come across a brand that doesn’t have color in it. Bummer, because I loooove pumpkin anything!

      My boys love having monkey oatmeal: peanut butter, banana and chocolate (either cocoa or real chocolate!) so delicious and filling!

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