Oatmeal breakfast baggies

For the past five or so years, I’ve had the same thing for breakfast almost every day — oatmeal.

Now that’s a statement that probably won’t keep many people reading, but if you’re looking for a cheap, quick and healthy breakfast, read on…

Oatmeal packs from companies like Quaker are available in almost every grocery store, but they’re often loaded with processed sugar and salt. They’re also (for me anyway) nowhere near enough to fill me up.

My recipe is as follows, and to make it even easier, we usually prepare 30 or so Ziploc baggies at a time. Into each baggie, goes:

  • 1/3 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup Kellogs All-Bran Buds (with psyllium)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 tsp flax seed

That’s about it. Each morning I dump the above into a small thermos, and add about 1 cup of boiling water. By the time I get to work, I have a delicious, steaming thermos of healthy oatmeal ready to enjoy.

Update: I’ve also been adding a variety of dried berries which really adds to the flavour and interest factor.  Dried blueberries, cranberries or goji berries are great choices.


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