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Sunday, January 15

A Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Recipe

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I've been working on eating healthier for a few months now. Does that mean you'll only see healthy recipes featured here at Honey I'm Home from now on? Nooooo! Ha ha. That's because I subscribe to my trainer's philosophy 80/20. She says to focus on eating healthy 80% of the time & "splurging" 20%. With me it's sometimes more like 60/40. But I do believe that little changes can add up to a healthier lifestyle. This simple recipe (which I concocted myself) is a good example. (Click the blue bar below to read more.)

Most mornings, I eat either this oatmeal recipe or eggs with lots of spinach, mushrooms & a little ham. But back to the oatmeal. One thing I have learned is that reading the label on foods is important. I was eating some things that I thought were "healthy".  Come to find out, there are a few culprits out there that are disguised as "health foods" - but many brands have a lot of sugar in them. The main ones I've learned about are yogurt, granola bars & juices. I'll add my former oatmeal to the list. The brand I was eating had about as much sugar as a candy bar (22 grams). And I'd rather have a candy bar! My calculations show that my new recipe has about 8 grams of sugar (less than half than I was eating before).

Healthy Oatmeal Recipe
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (not instant)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 scoop of Vega Vanilla Protein Powder (available at Costco)
  • Walnuts
  • 1/2 fresh apple
  • Milk or water to taste
Cook in microwave (1 minute 10 seconds in my microwave oven).
(I pre-measure the first three ingredients in baggies & they are ready to go when I am ready to add the apple & milk or water)

Here are some more great cooking tips from my coach Mindy . . . 

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