DIY Oatmeal Packs

How to Make Your Own Instant Oatmeal Packets - Take 1/2 cup Oats, 1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar, put them in a snack sized bag and zip it up. Really. It’s that easy! You can add dried fruit, cinnamon, chocolate chips, whatever you love in your oatmeal. When you are ready to cook them, empty the packet into a bowl, add 3/4 cup of water or milk and microwave on high for 1 minute. Simple as that!:

Good Morning!

Happy 2017!

Have you written your new year’s resolutions?

One resolution that seems to make it on a lot of people’s lists is to get healthier and exercise more.

One thing I’ve found that has really helped with my fitness journey is food prep.

I usually food prep on Saturday mornings. I will make a dish for breakfast and dinner. It usually takes me little over an hour, unless I decide to do make more.

I have found that food prep has made my Sundays through Fridays so much easier. In the morning, I just have to grab what I food prepped, whether it be muffins, oatmeal, a quiche, breakfast bars, etc. It makes my mornings so much easier. I can sleep to a certain time, and then on the way out the door, I just grab the already made breakfast and head to work. Once I get to work , (before the working starts) I eat my breakfast.

I could just wake up way earlier and eat breakfast at home, but then I would lose those precious moments of sleep. Half-joking here.

I honestly didn’t write out any resolutions for this year, even though I have some stowed away in my brain. One resolution I could add to the list would be working on waking up earlier and making time for some stretching and eating breakfast before heading to work.

Since I have today off, I decided to do my breakfast food prep today. I decided to try my hand at DIY instant oatmeal packs.

I went to Pinterest for ideas. Thankfully right away, I found some easy recipes and ideas.

I decided to try the pin by coloradomoms.com and originally posted by MommyNeedsABreak.com.

The recipe was literally one of the easiest breakfast recipes ever!

DIY Oatmeal Packs:

1/2 cup oats

1-2 tbsp. brown sugar

Put them in a snack sized bag and zip it up.

You can add dried fruit, cinnamon or whatever you love in your oatmeal.

When you are ready to cook them, empty the packet into a bowl, add 3/4 cup of water or milk and microwave on high for 1 minute.

Seriously, it’s that easy!

The packets I made this morning consisted of oats (I used quick oats), brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans. Once the oatmeal was ready, I added an apple to my plate  and gave it the taste test. When the oatmeal was in the microwave, it made the kitchen smell amazing! It did taste good, although I think next time I might try adding more sugar and cinnamon. I was originally trying to be health conscious, but my sweet tooth was taking over and was looking for it to taste sweeter.

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I know brown sugar isn’t the healthiest option to add to oatmeal, but I thought adding it to the oatmeal would be a way to sweeten it and to use up the left over brown sugar.

You can totally substitute the brown sugar for Stevia or a natural sweetener of your choice.

This recipe is definitely being added to my “Make-again” list!

I love recipes that are easy and yummy!

Have you tried making your own instant oatmeal packs? What did you think? Let me know!

Hope you have a happy Monday!

photo cred: health.com; MommyNeedsABreak.com; http://monicalynnefoster.com/
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