Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Fit, Filling, and Fun Oatmeal - 9 of my Favorite Breakfast Bowls



Oatmeal is filling, healthy, and easy to make. As we lean towards a plant based diet, it has protein, iron, and fiber. You can add almost any fruit, nut, seed, or superfood to increase health benefits and enjoyment of this warm and wonderful breakfast bowl.


I make my oatmeal with Bob's Red Mill Rolled Oats, but you can use whichever type you like as your base. You simply boil water or a type of non-dairy milk to make a hot and hearty oatmeal bowl.

I like to add maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt to my cooked oatmeal to taste. Then, I serve a portion to my husband just like that (he likes it plain!)

Next, I add Chia seeds and some water for my son and I. Chia has more Omega-3, by weight than salmon! It is also high in protein, iron, fiber, and calcium.

My son's oatmeal is done with any type of nut butter and a dab of jelly.



The rest of the oatmeal on this page is MY oatmeal. 

I go crazy with cooking food into my hot, maple-syrupy oatmeal. Everything from bananas, to cocao and and frozen berries get cooked in. You can cook your fruit or other add-ins into the oatmeal or place them on top after it's done. The more items you cook into your oatmeal, the more water you will need to add.

I like my oatmeal on the thick side, but if you want it creamy, add more liquid. When I add different foods to cook in my oatmeal, I always add more water as well.

Foods I cook into my oatmeal:

Salt
Chia seeds
Cinnamon
Maple Syrup
Frozen berries
Fresh berries
Sliced banana
Cocao powder
Apple
Nut butter
or anything else you can think of...

Foods to top my oatmeal:
Strawberries
Raspberries
Blackberries
Blueberries
Berries - ANY berries
Banana
Apple
Pecans
Walnuts
Almonds
Peanut Butter
Almond Butter
Jam, jelly, or fruit preserves
Chocolate Chips
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds
etc.

Here are some of my favorite Oatmeal bowls:

1. Oatmeal topped with peanut butter, chocolate chips, raspberries, and pumpkin seeds.



2. Oatmeal with Chia seeds and bananas, cooked in, and topped with nut butter, lingonberry jelly, blueberries, pecans, and pumpkin seeds.



3. Oatmeal, with cocao powder, cinnamon, maple syrup, and salt cookied in and topped with almond butter, banana, chocolate chips, and strawberry jelly.


4. Oatmeal, with frozen mixed berries, maple syrup and bananaas cooked in and topped with almond butter, strawberry jelly and blackberries.


5. Oatmeal with Chia seeds, salt, maple syrup, banana, and frozen mixed berries cooked in.



6. Chocolate and peanut butter lovers bowl... 

See the recipe for my Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal I topped with fresh strawberries and chocolate chips.


7. Oatmeal with apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup cooked in. It's kinda like apple pie.


8. Oatmeal, Chia seeds, blueberries, maple syrup, cinnamon salt. on top: Almond butter,  MORE blueberries, pecans, Organic Lingonberry Preserves


9. Oatmeal, with Chia seeds, banana, frozen strawberries, salt, maple syrup cooked in and topped with almond butter, pecans, raspberries and a strawberry heart.


Where to buy all the food:
* Some of the following links are affiliate links and I may receive a commission if you purchase something after clicking my links.
Amazon - these items also happen to be on Subscribe and Save so you can get a 15% discount for purchasing 5 items in an order:
Organic Peanut Butter - Costco
Organic Berries and Preserves - Coscto
Organic Maple Syrup - Trader Joes

Organic Nuts - Braga Organic Farms
Organic Almond Butter and misc fruit/berries - www.farmfreshtoyou.com (only delivers in California)

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8 comments:

  1. watching that picture made me hungry, i'm going to check all those recipes.Thanks for sharing
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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  2. Oh wow, #3 looks soooo good. I want to try it.

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  3. these look so delicious great recipe and also great diet

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  4. Love eating oatmeal on a cold day.

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  5. I love eating oatmeal and never thought of all wonderful ideas you provided for us to have with oatmeal.

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  6. Oh yum!! These all sound amazing and so hearty!! I can't wait to try them!! Pinning for later!!

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  7. Huh, almond butter in oatmeal...I am intrigued. I love blueberries and oatmeal so I already love that recipe.

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Thanks for the comment!

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