My standard breakfast this past week has become oatmeal and coffee. It has only been a few days since I signed up for Weight Watchers Online again, but I can tell you I am already feeling better and sleeping better.
I needed a quick, healthy breakfast which I could easily prepare at work, but would keep me satisfied until lunch time. I have had success with oatmeal in the past, but I wanted something I could just grab without preparation. That leaves me two options:
- Crockpot Oatmeal
- Instant oatmeal packets
Frankly, instant oatmeal packets may be convenient, but they are far from my idea of tasty or healthy. So, I created my own “instant” oatmeal mixture to get me through the week. Add some almond milk and cook and I have a healthy, satisfying breakfast in minutes. Couple that with a cup of coffee, no cream and two Splendas, I am a happy girl. Here is the recipe for my oatmeal mixture:
(One 3/4 Cup serving is 6 Weight Watchers Points Plus Value and if you prepare it with 1 1/3 C unsweetened almond milk it takes the PointsPlus Value to 8.)
- 3 1/2 cup(s) Quaker Old fashioned oats, dry
- 1/2 cup(s) dried mixed fruit, diced
- 6 Tbsp sugar substitute
- 4 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp table salt
- Mix all ingredients and store in plastic container. Makes 6 3/4 Cup servings.
- To cook: combine with 1 1/3 cups hot liquid (water, milk, soy milk, etc) and let sit to desired consistency.
***Please note: this is a rather large serving. I am a rather large lady… as my waist size shrinks, I intend to cut the serving size. Customize it to your tastes and appetite. 🙂
To make this completely grab and go store individual servings in zip-seal type snack bags. Your own instant oatmeal packs in a jiffy!