Happy March 1st! We should be nearing the beginning of spring, right? I don’t know about wherever you are, but it’s still -15 C here. Sure doesn’t feel like the spring I’m used to. I never make oatmeal for breakfast. I’m trying to get in the habit of eating a proper breakfast these days, rather than just my usual coffee and then some more coffee. Sounds pretty basic, but I really do struggle with getting in three real meals per day. Who consumes nothing but coffee until nearly 4 or 5 pm and then ends up eating the heaviest meal of the day at nearly midnight?
*points at self*
It’s a terrible energy-sucking habit that has to stop. This week I’ve been “super good“. I’d usually just poach a couple of eggs with toast and tomato or eat raisin bran, but today I put in a little extra effort. It still only took 5 mins to prepare. No excuses, really. This one will stick to your ribs for the first half of the day so you won’t be lacking energy and you won’t feel the urge to… ahem… grab a cookie off that rack when you get to work?
*points at self again*
Dessert for Breakfast: serves 2
2/3 cup quick oats
1+1/2 cup water
2-3 TB raisins
1/2 Granny or Crispin apple, diced
1 TB brown sugar, packed
milk to finish, if you wish
-Bring the water and salt to a boil.
-Add the oats, cinnamon, and raisins, stir, reduce heat to low.
-Continue stirring periodically, and simmer for about 3-5 mins, until thickened.
-Stir in the apples, remove from the heat.
-Spoon into 2 bowls, add a little milk if you like, drizzle some honey, sprinkle the brown sugar over, and enjoy!