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A berry good morning!

Best way to start off your day (besides corny jokes)?

Berry Almond Oats:

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  • 1/4 cup cooked steel cut oats
  • microwaved with 1/2 cup frozen berries and a little fat free milk
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • stir, enjoy with a cup of coffee Smile

Have a great day! It’s raining in DC, then turning to snow…yick.  Hopefully it’s sunny and warm wherever you are!

<3,

Jenna

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10 thoughts on “A berry good morning!

    • Mostly they’re just great because they hold a lot of water once put in something, which essentially helps to make you feel a little more full for longer (a good thing when you’re looking to lose weight), and they are a great way to add some omega-3s to your diet, as well as chia seeds being a good plant source of complete proteins (aka help to raise your energy level). Some people make gels out of them to cook with, but mostly I just put them in my oats and smoothies because I know they’re good for me and help to keep me energized all morning! They don’t taste like too much, and are either a little crunchy if you eat them in something right away, or a little chewy if they’ve been sitting in liquid for a little while. Hope that helps 🙂

    • Yay thanks! I think I love bananas and PB more in my oats, but it’s nice to mix it up once and a while…the almond butter and berries go well together 🙂 Hope you’re surviving this crazy storm!

  1. I just recently found your blog. I love your honesty and fun way of enjoying food in a healthy, controlled, yet realistic way! 🙂
    How do you make the steel oats? Do you microwave them each morning? I have been trying to figure out how to incorporate them into my breakfast, but not sure how…thanks!

    • Hey Kris! I’m glad you like my blog so far and am glad it’s coming across exactly as I’d like it to. Finding a balance in eating/drinking/cooking/exercising/living/blogging, etc. is a big challenge so I like to at least sound realistic in my posts!

      As for the steel cut oats…I usually make them on a Sunday night or a weeknight that I have some free time. Start by boiling 3 cups water and a little salt in a pot. Once the water starts to boil, add 1 cup of steel cut oats. Cover the pot and simmer for 10-20 minutes, depending on how chewy/crunchy you think you’ll like them…I ususally lean closer to the 20 minute mark. Once there isn’t any excess water left, I add in some vanilla, cinnamon and allspice to season it with. Pour the oats into a tupperware container and then put them in the fridge. The easiest way to serve them is to divide the tupperware container into four sections (there are four servings there) and when you want to eat them, place one serving in a bowl with a little milk, or any kind of liquid you prefer, and microwave for a minute or so, depending on how hot you want the oats to be. Add in some yummy mixin’s and enjoy! Hope that helps 🙂 It might sound like a huge process, but as soon as you do it once it’s really easy!

      • Thanks for the clear tutorial! That makes it seem so easy! Do you always put vanilla in your oats? It sounds so yummy, but I’ve never tried!

      • Haha, most of the time I add vanilla, but you could add whatever flavor you want (or none at all)! Almond would be good, etc. I just love vanilla flavored things so it seems to work out well 🙂

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