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Old 07-05-2014, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal (with an unexpected ingredient)

I made an interesting breakfast this morning.
1/2 c quick oats,
2 dashes of cinnamon (with the shaker top),
2-3 tsp of sugar (I didn't measure),
1 oz of crushed walnuts, and.....
1 c of Atkins Creamy Delight Chocolate shake!

I cooked it in the microwave for about 2 minutes, it was a little too thick for me so I added just a splash of milk. Wow, it was good. The combination of cinnamon and chocolate was wonderful, and the crunch and meatiness of the nuts was super. I've seen lots of people put chocolate chips in their oatmeal, so I thought why not chocolate Atkins, which will add fiber and lots of protein instead of the empty calories of chocolate chips. It was really a good breakfast! It was a little high at 490 calories, but it's got a healthy 17.7 g of protein and 10.9g of fiber. Not to mention how healthy oatmeal is for your heart! Filling, too.

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Old 07-05-2014, 05:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I love the empty calories of chocolate chips - ! - but now I'm going to try making oatmeal with skim chocolate milk! Thanks for the idea!
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Very creative, Jenai--and healthful, too. Your sharing that may liven up breakfast for a LOT of people.
Age 68, 5 feet tall
Highest weight ever in the fall of 2010 246 lbs.
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Weight 6/25/2014 233 that obviously included a lot of water retention
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have been playing around with my oatmeal in the mornings. I would prefer steel cut oats, but every brand I can find locally has a "may contain" or "processed in a plant that also processes nuts."

1/4 cup old fashioned oats (long cooking)
1/4 cup buckwheat groats
1 T. ground flax seed (I had to read a lot of labels to find one)
1 cup water
2 T. homemade low sugar fruit syrup

Another choice

1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup Red River cereal
1 T. ground flax seed
1 cup water
2 T. homemade fruit syrup

And for coffee people replace water with brewed coffee. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla for flavor.

Cook the cereals with water in microwave for 1 minute. Cook another 1 minute, stir and cook another minute. I find that if I need a 4th minute I am risking a boil over. Add syrup, stir and cool for 1 minute before eating.

The coffee option came up when my husband drained our drinking water tank just when I was ready to make my breakfast.

July 3, 2014 - 1st day home after MI
Sept 12, 2014 Lowered my BMI by 2.9
1st Goal - remove an additional 3.9 from my BMI
2nd Goal - remove 5 more from my BMI
3rd Goal - remove 5 more from my BMI
Semi Final Goal - remove 5 more from my BMI
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