When it comes to breakfast, I’m an oatmeal and coffee kind of gal. With 5 kids, I need the caffeine of coffee to get me moving in the morning, and the protein from oatmeal to keep me going all morning. While I’ve tried a few other types of breakfasts over the years, I always come back to oatmeal.
Oatmeal, Easy Weekday Breakfast for Moms
Most weekday mornings, I don’t have much time for making breakfast for myself. Our kitchen is the busiest room in the house in the morning. My husband is making sandwiches for the kids’ school lunch. The kids are making their breakfast with some assistance from the adults. The teenager drifts in to grab a cup of coffee before taking over the bathroom for 40 minutes. Oatmeal is easy to make – water and a packet of oats. It works well with a variety of flavors. And it’s healthy. I can make up the oatmeal, pop it in the microwave, take care of the kids, and come back and mix up my breakfast in just a few minutes. Packets of pre-flavored oatmeal like Kashi’s Go Lean Hot Cereal save me the extra step of flavoring my oatmeal after it cooks.
My favorite Oatmeal Toppings: Yogurt and Berries
My tried and true oatmeal combination has always been cinnamon, maple syrup, and heavy cream. When I was training for a half marathon last year, I let myself have cream on my oatmeal every day. Now, I’m back to milk, but on the weekends, I indulge in my favorite comfort food combination. I love to put a large dollop of plain whole milk yogurt and berries on top of the oatmeal. The tart flavor of the plain yogurt balances well with the sweet, nutty flavor of the oatmeal. Adding the berries helps me with my fruit serving for the day.
Expand Your Taste Bud Horizons!
My friend Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond has put together a free printable of 40 Amazing Flavor Combinations for Oatmeal.
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