Kick start your morning with a good breakfast

We’ve all heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I have learned that days I eat a good breakfast I stay full longer, maintain my energy and just feel better. Eating a sugary pastry or skipping the meal altogether makes me feel terrible. So I’m constantly on the lookout for nutritious meals that can be prepared and eaten quickly.

I grew up in a household where oatmeal came from a little packet and tasted like a soupy, sugary, blended up mess. So the thought of eating oatmeal on purpose never sounded appealing until I figured out that oats can taste good when prepared quickly.

Here’s a recipe I follow:

Peachy Keen Oatmeal

1 Cup Oats

1/4 cup sliced frozen peaches, thawed

1 Tbsp. slivered almonds

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup skim milk

1 packet Truvia or other natural sweetener.

Combine all ingredients and microwave on high for one to two minutes to achieve desired consistency.

This is a very basic recipe for one that can be multiplied for a family or changed in anyway you like. Instead of peaches and almonds use berries and walnuts or try apples, almonds and cinnamon for something that packs a flavorful punch! Frozen fruits are convenient but fresh works oh so well too!

It can be prepared quickly in the morning or the night before so there’s no excuse for missing breakfast anymore!