Processed oatmeal packages with the dinosaurs and other enticing marketing colours/pictures along with nutritional KEY words splattered on the front may rope you in, but flip them over and read the nutritional facts and then put them back on the shelf!! For a fraction of the price and a huge leap in health you can make your own at home.
It’s as EASY as 1, 2, 3..
Ingredients for your Own homemade oatmeal
· mix all of these in a larger container (such as large mason jar) so that it is ready to go for next time
· Don’t be afraid to play around with the ingredients that tickle your taste buds!!
Ready to GO!!
· Mix 1 ½ cups of organic old fashioned oats with 1 ½ cups of organic quick oats
· 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
· 1-2 tablespoons of hemp seeds
· 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
Stir it all together and it’s ready to go for breakfast or your thermos for a Snack on the GO!!!
Add shredded organic coconut, raisins, cranberries, raw cacao, maca, lucuma, chia seeds, walnuts, pecans, go crazy and EXPLORE your taste buds!!
Want even more staying power??? Precook steel cut oats and have ready to add 1/4-1/2 cup to your oatmeal GOODNESS! Pre-cooked steel cut oats will last a week in the fridge!!
Make your own dried apples. The oatmeal that you see in this picture has dried apples that I made
Do it yourself – Dried apples
· Cut one apple into very small pieces, combine with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of lucuma, mix thoroughly and then dehydrate until dried. Add directly to your oatmeal and the hot water will soften them up and add wonderful flavor to your tasty treat!!
To Go Thermos
Put ½ cup to ¾ cup of your oatmeal mixture in your thermos
Add boiling water to almost the top
Stir and by the time you go to eat it, it will be softened and delicious
Mummy trick*****add a little pouch of brown sugar mixed with ground flax seed or ground chia (can’t tell) and your kids can add the sugar when they go to eat it!!
Oatmeal at home
Either put mixture in a bowl and cover with water (do you like it soupy or think – you decide) or add oatmeal to a pot of boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes (until desired consistency!!)
Where to buy your ingredients
local health food store or shop online at Upayanaturals (Canada’s online organic, raw, vegan health store) for chia, hemp, oatmeal, lacuma and so much more
An exotic maple-flavored fruit from Peru with ancient reverence in Andean culture, the lucuma provides a dried powder which is an excellent source of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals–including remarkable concentrations of beta-carotene, niacin and iron. Lucuma has a full-bodied maple-like flavor and has long been a culinary favorite of Peruvians.
Lucuma contains vitamin B1,B2, C. Iron, Fibre, and phosphorous. It’s also low-glycemic!!
Want more healthy living
Dr. Valerie James– ND says:
“I’m super impressed with the excellent content that Tanya has put together in Healthy Snacks for Kids!! It’s a great reference for getting started and keeping you motivated while keeping your children eating healthily in the house and on the road!!
Another great breakfast idea…
Enjoy your breakfast!!