Oatmeal is great for you, but some of the prepackaged flavored ones have a ton of sugar, and because of the small amount of protein do not leave you feeling full for very long. This is another recipe idea from one of the girls at the fitness center I worked at. I made this oatmeal yesterday for breakfast, and really liked it. It was easy, and Tim and I had the leftovers this morning-it kept really well in the fridge. The combination of protein and carbs kept me satisfied for a long time too (I’m a big morning eater!).
4 1/2 cups water
2 cups rolled oats (you can use instant oatmeal if you want-just follow the directions on the package)
2 sliced bananas
2 tbsp peanut butter (I might have snuck in a little bit more…)
1/4 cups chopped almonds (which I totally forgot-tasted good without them too though!)
2 tbsp agave syrup
Bring water to a boil, then turn to low and add oatmeal and salt. Stirring occasionally, cook for about 5 minutes, or until oats are tender (you might want to check the package directions too…some have slightly different water/oats ratios or cooking times based on the thickness of the oats). When oats are done, add bananas, peanut butter, almonds and agave and stir. You can add milk if the oatmeal becomes too thick. It’s great right away, or you can make it the night before school or work and just heat in up in the AM! Enjoy 🙂