|This is what it looks like when nuked.|
Monday, June 18, 2012
Nuts, dates and oatmeal
So what exactly is a healthy breakfast, well depending up on who you might be talking to the definition may be a little complicated. If you're on a diet regime your breakfasts are going to be geared towards losing poundage while still keeping you satiated. Cookies and milk, or just a couple of pieces of fruit are not going to cut it. I like oatmeal. I eat it for breakfast just about every day, and not the instant variety. Instant oatmeal has been processed to a point where it barely resembles the cooked oats it's supposed to be. My oatmeal consists 2 teaspoons of walnuts, one date chopped, a half cup of old fashioned oats and a strong dash of cinnamon. I add one cup of water and nuke the mixture for 4 minutes at 60 power, or, I throw it into a pan and cook it on top of the stove for about 4 minutes.
I can remember telling my Dad that I never added sugar and he gave me this "oh my God, how could you not sweeten up your oatmeal" look. And recently I told a friend and she gave me the same look, adding "don't you find that bland." NO, I don't. I want my breakfast to provide me with nutrition, not artificial sweetners and flavors. It's not bland, it has walnuts, and a date, and a dash of cinnamon. It suits me just fine.