I really wish I was one of those people who could wake up at 5 am, go for a run, spend an hour getting ready and still have time to enjoy a cup of coffee with a good book before my family wakes up. As many times as I add it as a New Year’s goal, I just can’t seem to execute on it. Our morning generally consists of hitting snooze 5 times at 8 minutes a pop, scrambling out of bed, running downstairs to encourage the kids out of bed and then the mad dash to get ourselves ready and out the door. Breakfast is one of those fast foods around our house, and I’m not talking about the McDonald’s kind. It has to be fast, it has to be easy and without the bad stuff.
Ready pack cereal bowls, freezer waffles, pop tarts and oatmeal packets all line the breakfast aisles tempting us with their convenience. It’s tempting I assure you, but I think I found a better way. I started making this oatmeal when I was following a pretty rigorous clean eating diet. It is fast to assemble at home (2 minutes) and I can heat it up and eat it at work (3 minutes). The best part is you skip the processed hogwash lining the shelves and control your sugar intake. I’ve added some bells and whistles that add great texture, flavor and health benefits. The best part is, this oatmeal isn’t just for the quick I’m-late-for-work weekday breakfast, it makes a really great family Sunday breakfast also. This is sure to be a quick win!