Did you know that one of the top resolutions folks make for the New Year is to eat better? I'm no exception. I decided that this year, I am making sure my diet is better. Our family doesn't really eat bad on a normal day- we don't drink soda that often, we always have veggies and fresh fruit around..but I feel like the diet needs a little umph.
So I wanted to share a simple recipe with you that is super easy, delicious and will help keep you on track of eating healthy.
For the past few days I have been hooked on oatmeal for breakfast. It is the perfect way to start a cold day I tell you. It's warm and fills you up. I've always been a fan of oatmeal…in fact during my competitive days in speedskating, it was my go-to breakfast. It is also a great post-workout meal or meal anytime for that matter.
This is the recipe that I have been making:
3 Berry Oatmeal
1/2 cup Quick Oats
1 cup water
1 tablespoon honey ( I found a clover honey from a local apple farm-delish!)
Blackberries, Raspberries, Blueberries
Combine oats and water in bowl and microwave for 1 -2 minutes. Depending on the power of your microwave, you will have to adjust. I like mine on the thick side, so I cook for 1 – 1/2 minutes. Measure berries with your palm. Drizzle with honey. Stir gently until mixed. Enjoy!
This can be customized with any add-in that you enjoy; chopped nuts or any fruit you like- the trick is to keep it limited to the size of your palm. If you don't like honey and want a sweetener, opt for 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. It is a better alternative to regular granulated.
I think I am going to try strawberries and bananas next!
If you are almost done with the smoothie, juice or protein breakfast, this oatmeal will be a great change or addition to try.