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.
– rolled oats
– chia seeds
– unsweetened coconut flakes (we use Bob’s Red Mill since it’s sulphite free)
– chopped fruit (apples here)
– pinch of salt
– brown sugar/maple syrup/honey/stevia
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?