Let’s Start At The Very Beginning (Breakfast)

Health

I am going to shed light on a few seriously beneficial tricks and secrets when it comes to breakfast. Here were my breakfast rules:

  • Eat up to one cup of oatmeal
  • DO NOT add cream or milk to the oatmeal-only water
  • Sweeten with cinnamon or a little honey
  • A few berries can be added
  • Also eat 2-3 egg whites
  • Take a multivitamin
  • Coffee is OK with a little cream but no sugar

I got sick of making oatmeal every morning and eating daily hard-boiled egg whites. So I got creative. Here’s my general recipe:

3/4 c. oats*
1-2 T. cinnamon
2 egg whites
1 – 1/2 c. water
1/4 c. blueberries
Preheat the oven to 425ish degrees. Mix the cinnamon with the oats; then add the egg whites to the mixture. When that’s all combined, add the water. Place in a greased pan and bake for 30-40 minutes.

I generally multiply the recipe by four so I have breakfast for four days in a row. I put the mixture in an 8×8 inch pan.

Alternatively, I sometimes make a more standard form of oatmeal in this method (using the same measurements as the above general recipe): Mix cinnamon with oats and add water; microwave in a very large bowl for 1-1/2 minutes. Then, add egg whites and whip with a fork. Microwave for an additional 2 minutes and let the mixture set for about 5 minutes. Add berries and enjoy.

Variations: add blackberries, raspberries, or strawberries instead of blueberries. Or add 1/2 t. honey and cocoa powder for a “chocolate” oatmeal recipe.

*I ALWAYS buy my gluten-free oats at Trader Joe’s as they offer the best price and quality. If you are GF, definitely buy your oats at TJoe’s even if you have to drive farther to get there. I always buy 3 large bags at a time 🙂

Additional coffee expert points for grinding your own coffee beans and using a cone-shaped coffee maker.

Additional coffee expert points for grinding your own coffee beans and using a cone-shaped coffee maker.

Be a coffee snob and drink a classy brew with your oatmeal.

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