Let’s take a pause for the cause of our health for a moment. These ingredients are all you need for a healthy breakfast!
I’m changing the way you think about Steel Cut Oatmeal!
I know you are not even thinking about eating healthy or getting back to eating healthy. I know you are going to 10 more holiday parties before the New Year and you just want to gorge on all the bad food you can before the Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig police coming knocking at your TV set. What is about the New Year that makes people think that is the time to do something new and you can’t do anything before? Don’t get me wrong, I get it. It’s a New Year so that means it’s going to be a new you with a new attitude and all that jazz. Again, I get it. I have never been keen on setting New Year’s resolutions. In fact, I barely celebrate New Year’s. To me, it’s just another day and a new year to make mistakes. That is not cynicism that is honesty. I also think when people use the New Year as a benchmark to start a new diet or what not, it sets people up for failure. I believe this because as soon as the spring or summer comes around and the weight goal hasn’t been met, it then becomes next year will be the year to get that beach body or lose the last 10 pounds. That is not true for everyone. I know a few people that started a healthy challenge at the beginning of a year, stuck with it, and had amazing results! For most of us, that is not the case.
Here is what I want to ask some of you that feel you should wait until the beginning of the year to start losing weight and getting healthier, “Why wait”? I mean, is your ability to make smarter choice going to change than what it is now?; are you suddenly going to stop craving the foods that you really want to eat?; or does your brain switch to wanting healthier foods at the beginning of every New Year? No! The same resistance and issue you have right now (i.e. laziness, hate working out, portion control discipline, etc) is still going to exist come January 1st. The one thing you have now that you may not be choosing to utilize is self-discipline. Don’t worry I get that too. Like right now as I am typing this blog post, I am mentally coaching myself to work out as soon as I am finished. It is hard to do things your body just simply doesn’t want to do. Now, I may not be able to do much about you not wanting to work out, but I think I can help you on the eating healthier front.
The trick about eating healthier is eating foods that you can believe in. You have to find something that you like and run with it. For me, I like berries and I like oatmeal. Sooooooo….why don’t I combine them together? Oh! I also like Crème Brulee. Soooooooo…I should add that element to my breakfast too. You heard me. Let me tell you something about this oatmeal dish, it is the dessert of breakfast. That is a good thing too. Especially, when there is Steel Cut Oatmeal involved because if you ever had Steel Cut Oatmeal, you know how unattractive the taste can be. Not very likeable….at all. You have to seriously give some love to that stuff in order to like it. So, consider it your lucky day if you hate Steel Cut Oatmeal and have not been able to come up with a delicious way to enjoy it…until now.
For the sake of being healthy, you can use your favorite sweetener but you honestly don’t need that much. Maybe a tablespoon. I know to some of you that does not seem like a lot but you are going to have the sweetness from the berries and, don’t forget, we are going to brulee the top of this oatmeal and what makes a brulee a brulee? Sugar! For all you sugar-phobs, don’t worry it’s not a lot. Just a tablespoon. If you are already tsk-tsk-tsk’ing me, we are going to add about a tablespoon and a half of the incredibly healthy and delicious granola by Nature’s Path. This, my friends, is Qi’a Superfood made with Chia, Buckwheat, and Hemp. You can add this to oatmeal, smoothies, or your favorite flavor of Stonyfield Yogurt! Look at these healthy benefits! I mean you can’t not try it! This is completely organic, completely plant-based, and downright delicious! Don’t worry it doesn’t have a weird taste. It is a great way to add more nutrition to your diet without you knowing. If I can hide healthy stuff that I probably wouldn’t normally eat to my food, then I say that is a win. Thank you Nature’s Path for your amazing and easy to hide ingredients! Was that too cheesy?
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“I am a member of Stonyfield Clean Plate Club and this is a sponsored post for Nature’s Path. The thoughts and opinions are my own.”
- 1 c. steel cut oats
- 3 c. water
- 1 tbsp. butter
- ½ c. milk
- 1½ tbsp. Stevia
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. Nature's Path Q'ia Granola Cereal
- 1½ tbsp. sugar
- ¼ c. mixed berries
- In a medium sauce pan, bring the 3 cups of water to a slight boil, add the oatmeal and cover with lead for 10-12 minutes. If you need to cook the oatmeal longer, please do so.
- Add the table spoon of butter and half cup of milk and cover with lid for 5 minutes.
- Add the Stevia, cinnamon, Nature's Path cereal and stir. Add the oatmeal to a small-medium bowl, sprinkle with sugar, and using a culinary touch, carmelize the top of the oatmeal until slighty brown. Top with mixed berries and nuts if you would like.
- Note: You do not have to carmelize the top of the oatmeal if you don't want to.