Putting together a meal can be a struggle when you’re caught in the fast pace of our busy lives. To be sure I’m never without the the basics for a healthy meal no matter the time of day, here are four essentials I always have on hand:
This Friday morning, I woke up craving something sweet for breakfast. Something a little more sophisticated than the cloying Cocoa Puffs I usually reserve for dessert. I was hungry and knew that a bowl of cereal would’t satisfy my growling stomach.
Rummaging around the cupboards, I saw a box of oats. Then it dawned on me–chocolatey oatmeal. Grabbing the dark chocolate I always have on hand, I quickly went to work. It was surely a rich breakfast, and one that I’d easily whip up again for a leisurely morning.
One cup of oats (steel-cut or old-fashioned, whichever you prefer)
Two cups water
a few squares of your favorite chocolate
Mix-ins like chopped fruit or nuts
Bring two cups of water to a boil
Add in oats and cook until soft
Break chocolate into small pieces and place into bowl
Serve cooked oatmeal in bowls while still warm but not hot
Swirl chocolate and oatmeal together
Top with your favorite fruit and/or nuts
Indulge and Enjoy!
What’s your favorite breakfast meal? Do you save it for special days or make it frequently?
P.S. A huge thank you to my readers who took the time to comment on last week’s post. I’ve been thinking a lot about your insightful responses.