Monday, January 23, 2012

What's for Breakfast?

Two Couldn’t-Get-Any-Easier Oatmeal Recipes

#1 (makes two 1-cup servings)

Combine the following ingredients in a 1-quart crock-pot®. Turn heat to low.
Put the lid on and go to sleep. In the morning, you’ll have two ready to eat
servings to help you start your day on a healthy note!

2 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Steel Cut Oats
Handful of dried fruit (dried cherries, raisins, cranberries, etc.)
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt

#2 (makes a single serving)

Put ⅜ cup steel-cut oats, a handful of dried fruit, and a pinch of both cinnamon and 
sea salt into a wide-mouth Thermos®. Fill with1 cup boiling water and cover tightly. Grab it as you're running out the door. It will be ready to eat by the time you arrive at work or school!

Optional: Right before eating, add some chopped nuts and freshly ground flax
seeds to boost the nutrition of this already healthy breakfast option. Oh...adding 
a wee bit of maple syrup makes it extra special!

Total cost per serving: well under $2

Comments welcome!


  1. Touche Barbara! Recipe #2 now updated. Thank you ever so much for taking time to comment and for my first hearty laugh of the day! In appreciation, I'd like to send you a Healthy Dining Chicago multi-use jar opener made of recycled tires! Email your mailing address to me at and I will send it along. :)