Oatmeal is a great, high fiber way to start your day.Â The downside â€“ itâ€™s low in protein so you may find yourself hungry in a few hours and letâ€™s be honest, oatmeal by itself isÂ Â just plain boring!
So here is a quick and easy recipe to jazz up your oatmeal and keep you satisfied for hours!
â€¢ Â½ cup oats
â€¢ A pinch of salt
â€¢ Enough water to cover the oatmeal
â€¢ 1 tbsp peanut butter
â€¢ Â½ tsp of cinnamon
Place the oatmeal in a bowl and sprinkle with salt.Â Add enough water so that there is about Â½ inch above the oats.Â You can decrease this slightly if you like a thicker oatmeal.
Microwave for one minute on high.Â Remove and stir.Â Microwave for 30 seconds.Â Remove and stir. Continue in 20 second intervals until it reaches desired consistency.
Stir in 1 tbsp of peanut butter and sprinkle in the cinnamon. (I also like to top with fresh fruit for a little extra vitamins and flavor.)
For those of you that work out in the morning this is a great post workout meal.
Let me know when you give this a try and I would love to hear any of your ideas of how to make this even more delicious!
Tara ColemanÂ is a Clinical Nutritionist andÂ Salada TeaÂ Spokesperson living in San Diego, CA. She blogs twice a month with â€œTaraâ€™s Friday Bite.â€ Leave your comments with ideas for future topics or email Tara directly atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.