My “instant” overnight COLD oatmeal breakfast – YUM!

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am not dieting . . . but I am trying to eat healthier – and I am hoping it helps me to lose weight. The one thing I’ve been terrible with is eating breakfast.  My mornings can be so busy and I really am not hungry, so I don’t eat. Sometimes I don’t  eat anything until 3 in the afternoon!  So, I am tying to start off my mornings better.  I cannot remember where I found this recipe, but it’s cold oatmeal.  At first I thought, ewwwww… but I had read so many good comments on it, I tried it.  YUMMM!  I make it the night before, stick it in the fridge, and I have my breakfast all ready!  I tried warming it up once in the microwave.  Didn’t like it nearly as well.  

So here’s the recipe, with my changes in the ( ) :

  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats (1/4 cup steel-cut oats & 1/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal)
  • 1/2 cup milk  (light vanilla soy milk)
  • Raisins or Blueberries (about 10 frozen blueberries – I may try dried cranberries in it sometime)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • (1 tsp chia seeds or flax seeds)

I just stir it all up in my cup, put plastic wrap over it, and stick it in the fridge.  I have been thinking that this might even help me throughout the day with the munchies by making another one to eat later in the day or even for lunch which can be another meal I skip and then snack too much before dinner.  This might be kinda like the oatmeal diet.  And oatmeal is good for you too (can help reduce cholesterol and possibly help lower the risk of certain types of cancer). 

Let me know if you try this!   :) 

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