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Tasty Tip Thursday- 5 Awesome Ways to Prepare Oatmeal January 16, 2014

Since most of us are experience some colder than normal weather, I guess 70 degrees in Texas could be considered colder than normal, I figured we could all use some tasty, filling and fast ways to prepare oatmeal.

First of all, let me just state, I love oatmeal and have since I was little. It was so warm with a hint of sweetness, and left me filled up until lunch time. Though I prepared with a pat a butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon up until a couple of years ago, I have come to discover a variety of different ways to prepare those wonderful oats without using any sweeteners and butter.

1. Oats Berries, and ‘Nanas2014-01-12 08.23.44

What you will need:

1 cup of quick oats

1 cup of water

small saucepan

1/2 cup of strawberries  or blueberries (I use frozen ones)

1/2 of a banana, sliced

1 tbs coconut oil (Click here for the benefits of coconut oil)

dash of cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

Boil one cup of water over medium heat. Add oats once water comes to a boil. Stir oats and remove from heat. Stir in berries, sliced bananas and the coconut oil. Top with a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Enjoy!

2. Oats and Eggs2014-01-12 08.13.53

What you will need:

1 cup of quick oats

1 cup of water

small saucepan

2-3 egg whites (adding whole eggs is optional)

Boil one cup of water over medium heat. Add oats once water comes to a boil. Stir oats and remove from heat. Add uncooked egg whites and stir until the eggs turn completely white. The final product will look like thick oatmeal with milk.

Very filling!

                                             3. Oatmeal and Protein Cream

What you will need:protein oats

1 cup of quick oats

1 cup of water

small saucepan

1 scoop of your favorite flavor of protein ( I like vanilla)

Boil one cup of water over medium heat. Add oats once water comes to a boil. Stir oats and remove from heat. Stir in protein.

Enjoy!

                                           4. Oatmeal Strawberries and Cream  Strawberry oats

What you will need:

1 cup of quick oats

1 cup of water

small saucepan

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

1 tbs honey

1/4 cup sliced strawberries

Boil one cup of water over medium heat. Add oats once water comes to a boil. Stir oats and remove from heat. Stir in Greek yogurt, honey and strawberries.

Yum!

                                   5. Oatmeal with Mango and CoconutMango oatmeal

What you will need:

1 cup of quick oats

1 cup of water

small saucepan

baking sheet

2 tbs unsweetened flaked coconut

1/2 cup chopped mango (I used frozen)

2 tbs chopped cashews

Optional- 1 tbs brown sugar

Preheat over to 350 degree F. Spread coconut on baking sheet and toast until golden for 3-5 minutes. Boil one cup of water over medium heat. Add oats once water comes to a boil. Stir oats and remove from heat. Stir in mangoes, coconut, and brown sugar.

Tropical goodness!

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(Oats and Protein photo courtesy: FlaviliciousFitness.com)

(Oatmeal Strawberries and Cream w/ photo Source: WomensHealthMag.com)

(Oatmeal with Mango and Coconut w/ photo Source: RealSimple.com)

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One Response to “Tasty Tip Thursday- 5 Awesome Ways to Prepare Oatmeal”

  1. Jane Says:

    Hi! Stopping by from the SITS Girls Build a Tribe Challenge! This is a great post! I love oatmeal, but do get tired of the same recipes all the time. Such a unique list of possibilities here. Thanks for sharing!


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