For the love of Oatmeal-Post Recap

by Chelcie on December 3, 2011

Hi everyone!

So I originally wrote this post as a guest post that I did on Lee’s Blog, but decided I would do a little re cap due to a request from a reader!

Oatmeal is the best breakfast in my opinion. It is what I’ve found keeps me full the longest. Satiated belly= happy Chelcie

I have struggled with disordered eating habits in the past, and use to only let myself eat x-amount of calories for each meal. I was always scared to consume a lot of calories at breakfast, because I wanted to make sure I saved enough for the rest of the day. It definitely did NOT work out well…I was hungry ALL of the time

Once I discovered healthy living blogs, I began to develop a new mentality of eating whole, natural foods that kept my body nourished and satisfied. Eating whole, unprocessed foods has helped me get out of my disordered eating habits, and now I almost ALWAYS start my day off with a big bowl of Oatmeal.

These would be Oats in a Jar..they taste pretty magical

Oatmeal is high in protein, fiber, and is a complex carbohydrate that will give you energy and keep you’re belly satisfied.  Eating a filling breakfast is SO important, especially for a college student because you sometimes have to wait a while until your next meal! ( sitting in class for 4 hours straight….not so fun) Oh and the best part about oatmeal..There are SO many different delicious combinations.

My classic Overnight Oat recipe is as follows:

1/3 cup rolled oats

2/3 cup water

1/3 cup almond milk (or any other milk would work)

½ thinly sliced banana

Optional add ins: 1tsp ground flax meal, 1tsbp protein power of choice, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract

I combine all the ingredients in a soup pan over medium heat, cover the pan, and allow the mixture to cook for about 5 minutes. Then I put the oats in a Jar or bowl, and place in the fridge overnight. You can also go ahead and eat these right away if you want! I just like my oats coldJ I am literally in love with oatmeal, its SO yummy! Here are some of my favorite varieties I’ve come up with

Classic topped with pb + jelly + shredded coconut + fresh blueberries

Morning Glory Oats!

Bananas Foster Oats in a Jar

Maple Sweet Potato Oats

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Apple Pie Oats

These are some of my favorite combinations..and I’m still working to come up with more!

I plan on spending my saturday studying and eventually dragging myself to the gym

But what I really want to do is crawl in bed and sleep all day #pathetic

Tonight is my Semi Formal for my sorority, which will be fun! I’ll hopefully have some good pictures to share!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

<3Chelcie

Question: What is your favorite oatmeal combination?

 

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance December 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm

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I’m so glad you reposted this! I’m ALWAYS looking for new additions for my oats so I might have to steal some of your ideas :D

Call me crazy, but I haven’t had overnight oats in at LEAST 2 years. I just love the warmth of hot oats in the morning!

Chelcie's Food Files December 3, 2011 at 6:17 pm

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really?! Well this time of year if I make my oats the night before I usually re-heat them in the microwave, but in the summer I always like to eat them cold!

Jennifer @ Somewhere In Between December 3, 2011 at 11:10 pm

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I love anything Bananas Foster (I just tried a recipe for Bananas Foster Banana Bread for Thanksgiving!) and cannot wait to try your overnight oats with the BF twist!!

Chelcie's Food Files December 3, 2011 at 11:28 pm

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same I am obsessed with bananas foster..a banana bread version sounds amazing!

Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking December 4, 2011 at 12:59 am

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Yummmmmy, all of your oatmeal looks so tasty!

I love a big oatmeal breakfast..without it I’m just hungry all day long!

You should try crumbling a muffin, larabar, or putting pumpkin in your oatmeal if you haven’t already..it’s delish!

Chelcie's Food Files December 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm

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I’ve tried the pumpkin and muffin but not the larabar yet. I’ll have to give that a go!

kathleen @ the daily crumb December 4, 2011 at 2:50 am

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that is a whole lot of oatmeal for one post… and i LOVE every bit of it!!

my all time favorite is oats cooked in almond milk with pumpkin, cinnamon and a touch of stevia. topped with maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream for fun. so delish!

Chelcie's Food Files December 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm

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that combination sounds delicious! I love adding a little maple syrup on top..the whipped cream addition sounds amazing I’m going to need to try that!

Lyn @ FueledBySalad December 4, 2011 at 3:48 am

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I love oatmeal! But I find oat bran actually keeps me fuller waaaaay longer than oatmeal does. Love them both, though. I like changing up my oats every day, it keeps things exciting. :)

Chelcie's Food Files December 4, 2011 at 3:05 pm

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I love oat bran too, I haven’t had it in a while so I’ll have to give it a try and see if it keeps me full longer!

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