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Overnight Oatmeal Tutorial

30 Aug

Step One – cut a hole in the box Put some fruit in your bowl, fruit-on-the-bottom style!

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Step Two – Put 1/3 cup of oats (or so) on top of the fruit!

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Step Three – Add a binding agent such as ground flax or chia seeds (I used both)

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Step Four- Add some more fruit because you really like fruit.

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Step Five- Add enough milk to cover everything and then some.

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Step Six- (am I staying in number order?) WHISK AWAY! This is the fun part, I usually bounce around the kitchen while whisking and end up spilling half my bowl on my clothes. Whoops!

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Step Seven – Realize that you added too much milk so add some more binders. Also, throw some cinnamon while you’re at the spice drawer.IMG_1210

This was my breakfast today! It was really sweet and delicious without ANY added sugar. My favorite kind of breakfast.

For lunch, I prepped some carrot fries. They’re still baking right now. I’ll probably eat them with some BBQ sauce and for the entrée, a open-faced Mediterranean sandwich with cucumbers and olives? We’ll see!

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Best Oats Yet

28 Aug

Last night, after having a late lunch, I wasn’t too hungry for dinner so I listened to what my body wanted and just had a nutrient-packed green monster and some fresh fruit. I managed to stay away from all the chocolate that my family bought and just had a small piece of dark chocolate. Delicious!

After dinner, I made an overnight oat bowl for the next morning and boy, was I ever looking forward to it!

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This didn’t look very appealing but believe me, it was my best yet! Every bite had a little bit of something tasty and it was just fantastic.

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In the bowl, I had oats, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, a third of a peach, a handful of white raisins and a handful of cranberries. All topped up with cinnamon and absolutely no sweetener, the fruits were enough.

Funny story, I woke up at 6:30 to the sunrise and a grumbling stomach so I ate this up, read a few blogs, then fell back asleep for 5 (!!) hours. By then, it was practically time for lunch.

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I made a little snack plate with a sandwich thin spread with hummus, a red pepper (didn’t eat the whole thing, I think the hummus had gone bad!), and a spinach pancake. That was a frozen product but it only had about 6 ingredients and tasted SO great.

I think I’m going bowling later today but I really hope not. Bowling alley’s never have any healthy choices and the ‘rents will probably want to go out to eat afterwards. I’m really more comfortable making my own food.

What about you? Do you prefer preparing your own meals or having someone else prepare them for you?