|Shell Lee and Erika (FRESHMAN YEAR)|
Cereal? Nope..too sugary
Pop Tarts? Nope..too processed
Doritos? Nope. gross. too crunchy
Pancakes? Nope. yum but “stoveless.”
I’ll give you some hints…
Oh Oatmeal, do I love thee. Since I began eating oats freshman year, I have yet to turn my back on this delightful food. I eat oats at least once a day and I wouldn’t have it any other way …You can call me a poet. There has been a lot of recent hype about the benefits of oatmeal in the media lately. Here is a great website that is filled with Oatie Info. This website has information on all of the different types of oats and how to prepare them.
I typically like to eat a mixture of Rolled Oats or Old Fashioned Oats and Oat Bran. These aren’t as healthy as Oat Groats or Steel Cut Oats, but when you are on a time crunch, it’s fast and healthy! I try and stay away from quick cooking oats and prepackaged flavored oats because a lot of the nutrients is sucked out during its processing stages. They also tend to be a lot higher in sugar.
My Perfect Bowl of Oats
1/5 C Old Fashioned Oatmeal
2 T Oat Bran (Makes your oats super fluffy)
1 T Chia Seed Meal or Flax Seed Meal (Extra Nutrients)
1 Small Sliced Nanner
1/2 C Almond Milk
1/2 C Water
Toppings: Peanut Butter, sliced nanner, and raisins
You can either microwave your oats or do it old school, Stove Top! If I am in a hurry I’ll just nuke this bad boy for 2 minutes, but I am not going to lie… Stove Top Oats are SO much better. The consistency is so much fluffier and the texture is WAY better :)
To spice up my bowl of oats with different textures, I ALWAYS add toppings! They usually consist of whatever I have in my cabinets: peanut butter (any nut butter), raisins, crumbled muffin/bread, dried fruit, nuts, coconut, etc.
What are your favorite breakfast foods?