Raise your hand if you’re eating breafast every morning.  Uh oh, I didn’t see many hands go up. 😦

We eat 3-6 meals throughout the day, then we sleep for, hopefully 8 hours (that will be another post).  Your body has been resting a long time.  Your body needs some energy for the day.  You metabolism needs to be kick-started.  Come On!

We all love cereal, and there are some very healthy varieties out there.  Y’all can read the labels yourselves.  My favorite is oatmeal.  I’ve eaten oatmeal every morning for so long, I can’t remember what I ate before that.  Until this year, I ate cooked oatmeal.  Hot cereal in the summer just wasn’t working for me.  Awhile back I came across a suggestion on SparkPeople (just search for “cold oatmeal”) that we can actually eat oatmeal as a cold cereal.  Who’d thunk?  The plan is to put it together the night before and put it in the fridge.  The next morning the oatment will have soaked up the milk and it’s ready to eat.  My problem is that I seldom remembered to make the it the night before.  Now I just put it together like regular cereal.   When I eat it hot, I can only eat 1/2 a serving.  Eatting it cold, I can get a full serving for the right amount of calories needed for a meal.  Here’s what’s in my bowl:  Note:  measurements a approximate, but close to recommended.

  • 1/2 cup dry oatmeal
  • 2 T raisins
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • Cinnamon (you decide how much)
  • Milk (again, you decide how much)

Another excellent article is here  at Prevention magazine.

So, what did you have for breakfast?