Healthy morning oatmeal: chia seeds, fruit & nuts

The other day, I posted this (not so great) picture on my Instagram and Facebook page and had several requests for the recipe for my favorite healthy morning oatmeal.

I actually do eat this oatmeal nearly every day. Breakfast is definitely my favorite meal! I wake up starving every day. Before I had children, I would be downright mean before breakfast. Since having the children, I am a good 30-45 minutes into my “workday” by the time we get downstairs for breakfast, so I don’t really have the option of being grumpy anymore, but I am still starving!

I have a combination of other breakfasts that I rotate through, but oddly this or my gluten free oatmeal alternative are really the only options that keep me from being hungry two hours later! Something about oats keeps my metabolism satisfied for longer.

My Healthy  Morning Oatmeal Recipe | Conscientious Confusion

Healthy Morning Oatmeal

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

1/2 cup milk (coconut or cow)

1/2 cup water

1 tsp chia seeds

Possible add-ins: organic raisins, raw walnuts, dried cranberries, cinnamon, bananas, organic peaches, organic apples, organic berries, brown sugar

Put ingredients MINUS add-ins into the microwave for 1 min. If I add crunchy fruits like apples, I put them in before cooking.

After the first minute, remove from microwave and stir, then 40 seconds more.

If I was a healthier/better person (or did not have 2 children for whom I am a short-order cook), I would cook this in a pot over the stove instead of a microwave. You can do that if you have time!

Most of the time I just add raisins & raw walnuts after cooking. Occasionally a little brown sugar!

 

Be sure to also visit my gluten free oatmeal alternative recipe if oats are an issue for your body.

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