My dad used to like oatmeal now and then for a simple meal. He added milk, brown sugar, and butter to a heaping bowl of hot oats. I learned to love oatmeal from his routine and happily I've learned that oatmeal is not just for childhood memories. A hearty breakfast of rolled oats cooked up is a great way to start the day!
Oatmeal was a rediscovery for me during a journey with stage four colon cancer. I chose to do juicing and 80% raw foods + 20% cooked healthy foods for many months after/around medical treatment. Oatmeal was the perfect breakfast for my day and was a part of the healing cancer eating plan. My dad would be disappointed to know that the milk and butter were off the list but I think he'd understand.
Here is what I do love to add to my morning oatmeal:
1/2 cup rolled oats (preferably an organic brand like Bob's Red Mill Organic Regular Rolled Oats) prepared according to the instructions on the package. Simple!
Once your oats are ready, here's where it gets good. I love to add any of the following:
Cinnamon (powdered cinnamon, or my favorite, one drop of Cinnamon Vitality Essential Oil - so good!)
Optional - a splash of almond or coconut milk
That's it! Mix it up and enjoy. Oatmeal is easy, filling, nutritious, and a family favorite for busy work days or restful weekend mornings.
Does your family enjoy oatmeal? What are your favorite foods to add into this healthy breakfast food?