Monday, June 15, 2009

steel cut oats and holey donuts!

well, it's monday which means back to my regularly scheduled eating. on weekends i usually tend to indulge a bit more and allow myself some "treats." during the week, for the most part i try to stick to a more balanced diet and tend to plan out more of my meals.

i finally finished all of my trader joe's maple brown sugar oatmeal packets, so for brekkie i decided to try the steel cut oats i bought a few weeks ago. it's a rainy day in nyc (again!) so i figured it was more of an oatmeal day than a cereal day.


  • 1/4 c. trader joe's steel cut oats
  • about 1/2 c. water
  • about 1/2 c. almond breeze
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1 large dollop raw almond butter

this was my first time making steel cut oats and since i made them at work i had to use the microwave rather than the stovetop. they took a bit longer to cook than my usual oatmeal, but they still came out pretty good.

after cooking them for a combined total of 5 minutes, i ended up with a heaping bowl of oats :) it was so much that i couldn't even finish it all. i probably ate a little more than half, and then i was stuffed.

they tasted a little more chewy than the oatmeal i'm used to, but overall not too shabby. i will definitely be eating these again, and maybe one of these days if i have time i'll make them the night before on the stove.

mixed greens salad with:
  • tomato
  • baby corn
  • cucumber
  • chick peas
  • feta

i also had a pear on the side.

now that i shared some of my healthy eats, please check out danica's holey donut giveaway :) these donuts look amazing, and, the best part is they're lower calorie treats. i reeeallly wish i had one of these for my afternoon snack, but i guess i'll just have to settle for my greek yogurt with strawberries and walnuts...

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