Start the Day off Right with Oats

Hi there!  Glad you could join me.  On this Veteran’s Day, I wish to thank all of our service members.  My father served, my father-in-law did too, and now my own son is proudly serving our country.  I am so grateful for those who have the courage and the drive to do something I could NEVER do!  Thank you.  If you have a loved one who is a veteran, please give them a hug from me.

Sigh… another breakfast recipe:

I know.  I know.  You’re tired of breakfast recipes.  Maybe it’s because breakfast is the most important meal of the day that I focus on that more than any other.  Maybe it’s because my lunches are leftovers of my dinners and my dinners are just repeats of many of the recipes I’ve already posted.  I tend to get stuck in a rut and eat the same things over and over.  That’s okay…  I think.  It goes like this:  Salad.  Soup.  Salad.  Tacos.  Salad.  Salad.  Salad.  Salad.  After all, salad is the main dish.

Anyway, let’s get to the point.  Oats are good for you.  The less processed the better.  That makes steel cut oats the best.  The problem is they take so gosh-darned long to cook.  Who has ten minutes to stand over the stove on a busy weekday morning?  That’s why I usually save my cooked oats for the weekends.  Of course, I like my raw oats too.  You can find a very yummy recipe here for raw apple oats.  But with this new recipe that I recently came across and adapted, I can get everything ready and turn on the pressure cooker, hop in the shower, and breakfast will be ready for me when I’m finished!  Steel cut oats pack a powerful protein punch with 7 grams to a serving of 1/4 cup (uncooked).  They’re also high in fiber (we know what that does for us) and phosphorous, a vital mineral needed to keep our heart pumping, our kidneys filtering, and our bones strong.  H³ eats oats of some type almost every morning after his intense workouts.  Giving him energy and refueling, he stays full until lunchtime… sometimes he doesn’t even eat again until dinner!

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Before the added toppings

Remember, when you have oats, to add in some flax or chia seeds and serve alongside a bowl of berries.  You’ll be good to go and feel great for eating so healthy!

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Loaded with walnuts, flax, date crumbles & extra ceylon cinnamon!

I hope you have a great week and have the chance to try a new yummy breakfast.  It really is the most important meal of the day.  Actually, every meal is important, so eat up!

Check back on Friday.  Hopefully I’ll have a new lunch or dinner option for you.

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