So... I wish there was a way to make oatmeal look more attractive in pictures... I love oatmeal but it is just not very pretty.
I love picking up cookbooks at the thrift store and sometimes I end up really scoring. The other day I found the Biggest Loser, 6 Weeks to a Healthier You (found HERE). I'm really happy that I picked it up for $1 cause there are some awesome recipes in it! There's also a lot of basic health information and some workout stuff if you're just starting on your journey & need something to get your feet under you (make sure to look for it at a thrift store first ;) )
This breakfast is really easy and really filling. Like I'm not even hungry for lunch yet and I ate it 4 hours ago... so yeah. Steel Cut Oats for the win. If you've never tried steel cut before, pick some up at the grocery store and give it a go. They have a nuttier flavor and hold their shape better so it doesn't get as mushy (if you will). Keep in mind though that it takes quite a bit longer to cook- I always just put mine in the rice cooker the night before, and spoon it out in the morning. So freaking easy and requires like 2 minutes of work to get it ready to eat.
Recipe Adapted from The Biggest Loser; 6 Weeks to a Healthier You
220 calories; 7 g protein; 39 g carbs; 8 g sugar; 4 g fat; 7 g fiber; 50 mg sodium
These all natural sweenter packets are sold in most grocery stores- they can be a little pricey but usually the box comes with a lot of packets- for me, its worth it. You can also pick up a liquid version of stevia or agave and use that as a sweenter- those are both delicious too!
I'm a college-grad, certified group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer looking to get my healthy to the next level. I hope you can find a little something here that will help you on your journey too.