Thursday, April 17, 2014

O is for Oatmeal

Do you know the difference between the 3 main types of oatmeal?

*Steel cut is the least processed and takes longest to cook.  It never really gets soft, so it stays chewy.  I haven't tried it actually cooked - I like to mix mine with water and leave in the fridge overnight, then mix in Greek yogurt and protein powder the next morning and it's tasty!

*Old fashioned are smoother and creamy and only take as long as water takes to boil. 

*Quick oats are just rolled thinner than old fashioned so they cook quicker.

I like to eat mine cold.  I'll make it the night before - I'll mix some GNC protein powder and some plain Greek yogurt with my oatmeal, mix water in it til it's soupy, then cover & pop in the fridge.  Once I get to work in the morning, it's thickened up nicely & ready to eat!  Sometimes I mixed PB2 (powdered peanut butter) in, sometimes frozen but thawed fruit.  The flavor options are unlimited!  And because of the protein powder & yogurt, it keeps me going until lunch.

Random weird food that fits the letter of the day....

Opo Squash
The sign at the store said it has a zucchini/cucumber taste, a source of manganese and delicious when steamed.

And we can't forget.....The Oatmeal.   I give that site a PG13 rating - it's hysterical but not really appropriate for little ones or the easily offended.


  1. Mm. That whole mix with yogurt sounds yummy. When we go camping, I like using the instant oatmeal packets, mixed with boiling water. Very tasty. (And lightweight, so it's not a big deal to backpack into the mountains.)

    True Heroes from A to Z

    1. The packets are very handy - I've never taken them camping, but I can see where they'd be useful!

  2. hey nice theme! something i can use up as am struggling to lose weight! oatmeal is something i hav tried n failed to keep up with! maybe this recipe wud make it tastier!
    a-z participant


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