A Respite From The Unhealthy
With all the goat cheese, eggs, hog jowls, cakes, and burgers of late, I think it’s time I got out a little more of the bikini season friendly fare. I have been indulging a bit lately with the excuse of graduations, birthdays, and just plain great barbecue days, but now we need to get into the more healthy fruits and vegetables again (honest, we did pick up more than just hog jowls at the farmer’s market over the weekend).
This morning I was thinking about my last post on burgers. I think I still came up with a tastier and more nutritious option for burgers and fries, using leaner and better beef, better bread, fresh cheese and vegetables than the fast food joints. So for breakfast I wanted to out do another fast food menu item; oatmeal.
Their version of oatmeal claims to be 290 (I don’t think that includes the brown sugar and cream they add) calories, and contains about 11 other weird ingredients you don’t see. The bowls my daughter and I just enjoyed was only about 180 calories and used all the ingredients you see in the pictures. There were oats, water, blue berries, strawberries, grapes, and blackberries I just picked from out in the backyard. I topped each bowl with about a teaspoon of honey, and a dash of good cinnamon. It was a good honest breakfast and took about 5 minutes start to finish which included picking the blackberries while the oatmeal cooked.
A little note about cooking the oats: Use a tall sided bowl or you will have oatmeal all over the bottom of the microwave. I used 2/3 cup oats to 1 cup water and microwaved on high for 2 minutes.