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UnOvernight Oats

Saturday, April 03, 2010

I have not been doing well with trying new meals lately. I keep getting the desire to try something new, but then I start looking through all of my choices and realize I’d have to go shopping to make half of them and the other half don’t sound that great.

I had been craving a southwestern omelet ever since I couldn’t get one at the coast, so I bought all of the stuff to make it and I haven’t wanted one since then. Every time I have planned to have it for lunch, I just think “yuck, not today.”

Or I will get bogged down by the multitude of choices and just get overwhelmed and choose to have something I know will be filling. Especially when I have to go somewhere; I don’t want to chance being completely unsatisfied by my meal.

So yesterday, I stuck to something I know is tasty and filling. Chobani yogurt, a banana, and Kashi Go Lean with cinnamon and a tiny bit of unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

A few days ago I did try an “unovernight oats” idea from Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point. www.healthytippingpoint.

Instead of actually soaking the oats overnight, you add the yogurt only about 10 minutes before you want to eat. The oats still soak up the yogurt, but take on a chewier texture.

I used a vanilla Chobani and about 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon with more sprinkled on top right before I ate it. It was alright, but probably would have been tastier if I had used one of the fruit-flavored kinds.

On the side I had a banana and half an ounce of almonds.

I tried again later with letting it actually soak overnight. And I used less yogurt to the amount of oats I was using.

Again, pretty tasty, but I’m not a huge fan. It makes me crave eating oats with yogurt on the side. I have just gotten bored with all of my oatmeal recipes so I thought I’d try something new.

Let me know if you have tried and loved anything new lately. Was it tasty? Filling? Does it use ingredients you normally have on hand?
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    I'm not a huge fan of oatmeal, but I do like Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Hot Cereal. I get it at Winco for about $2.50. It takes 3 1/2 minutes in the microwave. I like to add all sorts of goodies too.
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