So like everyone else this time of year, I am actively trying to eat better and exercise more. Mostly I am just walking more and have made a clean break from all the junk food that had been a staple in my life since Halloween. Things are going well so far.
One of my new habits is eating Oatmeal in the mornings. Oatmeal is a regular breakfast for me, but until last week I was instant packaged all the way. I had myself convinced that not only was cooking oatmeal way more work, it also tasted gross. I discovered that I was wrong on both assumptions. For the past eight days I have cooked the oatmeal and it takes about as long as boiling the kettle. As for the taste, it tastes good for you - but not in a bad way. It is also hearty, so it feels like I am eating a meal. Plus 10 packages of instant oatmeal costs $2.00 for only 400g. A bag of Quaker Quick Oats is $2.50 for 1000g. It's an awesome deal too!
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup quick oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 cup chopped walnuts
Bring water to boil and add oats. Let simmer on low for 4 minutes, adding cinnamon and ginger while cooking. Pour into a bowl and add walnuts. Enjoy!
I am going to check out Bulk Barn sometime this week and see what other fun things I can add to my oatmeal. Do you like oatmeal? What do you add to yours?