I was surprised and delighted to find out that most of you do not consume fast food on a regular basis!
This was my go to breakfast before I found out that dairy bloated me like a tick and caused a severe hole in the ozone layer in Northwest Indiana. Now, I just stick with my turkey sausage and fruit. I do try to have this once in a while as a change - but I get so danged gassy!
It's quick - it's inexpensive - it's filling - and it's balanced with carbs and protein.
It's also versatile.
This might sound gross to you at first - mixing oatmeal and cottage cheese together - but trust me on this one.
I'm a real texture kinda girl - and if I don't like the texture of something in my mouth - no matter how much I love the taste - I just won't eat it.
This - I really like.
1/4 cup of old fashioned oatmeal
3/4 cup of water
Cook the oatmeal in the water - and add your choice of fruit. I like apples or blueberries - bananas are good too - but if you choose those - add them after cooking. Use about a 1/2 cup of fruit.
Add a dash of cinnamon, almond or vanilla extract (depends on what fruit you are using).
Add 3/4 cup of lowfat cottage cheese.
I usually put the pot back on the stove at this point and warm the whole thing up again.
Now - the sweetener - I used agave nectar - I really frown upon the artificial sweeteners - perhaps you could use honey - again - I'll leave the sweetener up to you - it's personal preference.
Some nuts would be delicious on there, wouldn't it?
I'd refrain from doing that - even though 'it's a good fat' - it's a fat nonetheless - and with the amount of carbohydrates in this dish - you want to avoid any extra fat.
Let me know what you think!
Start your day out right girls - get protein in your craw first thing in the morning.
This recipe has been approved by Scarlett - she has often been the lucky chicken that gets little bits of it leftover.