Oatmeal 5 Ways

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January is Oatmeal Month, so jazz up your bowl with these 5 different topping ideas. 

I just landed back in NY late last night after 2 weeks in Thailand, and I have never been happier to be home! Apparently, they eat white rice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner there, so words can not even begin to describe how happy I was to have a bowl of oatmeal this morning. 

During the winter, I typically have it almost every morning. I love it because it warms me up, and keeps me full ’till lunch.  I find that 1 serving, which is 1/2 cup dry, to be on the small side, and I usually make the 1 cup serving of the 5-minute rolled oats. If you have the 20-30 minutes to spare, steel cut and Irish oatmeal have slightly more fiber and protein, but the 5 minute rolled oats are still extremely nutritious and satisfying. I would skip the one minute oats, as they just don’t have the same texture or flavor, and they have the least amount of nutrients.  

I’ll be sharing more on my trip soon, but in the meantime, 5 oatmeal recipes that will entice you to get out of bed in the morning!

Apple Cinnamon Oats

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{Apple, Cinnamon, Walnut}

Add diced apple to the pot while oatmeal is cooking, Remove to bowl, and top with 1/4 tsp cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and 1/4 cup crushed walnuts. 

Maple, Almond Butter & Pear Oats 

Pear Oatmeal

{Pear, Pecan, Almond Butter, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon}

Into hot oatmeal, stir in 1 tsp almond butter, 1 tsp maple syrup, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon, then top with diced pear and 1/4 cup crushed pecans.

Coconut Goji Oatmeal

Goji Oats

{Coconut Cream + Goji Berries + Goji Powder}

In a small bowl, soak 1-2 tablespoons goji berries in water to rehydrate while oatmeal cooks. Into hot oatmeal, stir in 1 tablespoon of coconut cream, drained goji berries, and 1/2 teaspoon goji powder. 

Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal

Oatmeal

{Strawberries, banana, coconut cream}

Recipe Here

Savory Spinach, Tomato, & Walnut Oatmeal

Savory+Breakfast+Oats

{Spinach, Tomatoes, Walnuts}

Make oatmeal. In a separate skillet, heat just enough oil to cover the bottom, and cook 1 clove of garlic, minced, and 1/4 cup of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half, for 3-4 minutes. Next, add 1-2 handfuls of baby spinach and cook an additional 1-2 minutes, until it is wilted. When oatmeal is done, add it to the spinach and tomato pan, and mix well. Then spoon into a bowl, and top with a small handful of crushed walnuts. Salt and pepper to taste. 

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