Lean Green Mommy Machine

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Step Away from the Oatmeal Packet

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We have come to believe that those little pre-flavored packets of oatmeal are easier than making regular oats and adding what we want. But honestly, it can be just as quick to make a delicious and healthy bowl of oatmeal with rolled oats.
I put a bit of rolled oats in a bowl and added some milk (raw milk, yum!) and popped it in the microwave for 45-60 seconds (there I am using that microwave again). I added real maple syrup (you really don’t want “maple flavored” corn syrup) and homemade peanut butter.
I also have a jar in my pantry of chopped up nuts that I can add to yogurt and oatmeal, or anything I want, to boost flavor and protein. My jar contains almonds and walnuts. I didn’t spend a bunch of time chopping nuts, just tossed them in the Vitamix.

chopped nuts
So back to the oatmeal.
I topped with some of the chopped nuts, raisins and shredded, unsweetened coconut, and one last drizzle of raw milk.
There it is. A delicious, hearty, filling, healthy breakfast (was that enough adjectives for you?) that is just a quick as a little packet of oatmeal but much better tasting and better for you.

Enjoying my oatmeal and some sunshine while the kids sleep.

Enjoying my oatmeal and some sunshine while the kids sleep.


Author: leangreenmommy

Hi, I'm Sonia! I'm the mom of 4 wonderful daughters and wife to one amazing man, trying to live a healthier life, care for the earth and just survive the day. When I'm not cooking up new recipes in the kitchen or shuttling kids to soccer, volleyball and lacrosse I run an in-home daycare and am a freelance writer.

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