Oatmeal with coconut oil, cinnamon, and flaxseed
I've been mulling over the idea of blogging. More than once a week, I mean.
For months now, I've thought about doing shorter posts more often and just... writing. With pictures.
But weeks keep passing and I keep not blogging. Which is not all bad, since it means I've been sleeping 8-9 hours a night (I'm co-sleeping with Channah), I get to play outside all day when it's sunny, and the kitchen gets cleaned every night.
In the last 3 months I've also organized the whole house, kept the laundry caught up, went thrift shopping so all the kids are again in nice, non-stained clothes, made 3 dozen homemade birthday cards and a whole bunch of thank-yous, knocked out my mending pile, organized the whole house again, played piano just for fun, checked out 60 books from the library (not all for me, of course), lost 15 pounds, and did fun and educational stuff with the kids for hours on end (stopping only to throw a freezer meal into the oven for dinner!).
It's amazing how much I get to do when I don't blog about any of it and dinner's in the freezer. ;)
Anyway, on to the point of this post, which is: telling you about my current favorite breakfast.
I love oatmeal (and it's cheap). I've been making a pot of it every morning for our breakfast. Joshua eats his oatmeal (plus a hard boiled egg) before he leaves for work, and the children and I eat ours a couple hours later. I cook 4 cups of rolled oats for the 4 children and myself, and it's the perfect amount.
Oatmeal by itself isn't enough for me, so I've been adding in some yummy stuff and I must say, a bowl of this oatmeal is very satisfying!
I cook my oats with some salt added (very important since I haven't been adding sugar or honey to mine!), and then stir in ground flaxseed, cinnamon, and coconut oil. A full bowl of oatmeal served like this is about 500 calories and keeps me full for several hours.
Having the same things on hand for breakfast (and snacks and lunches) is one of the things that has helped me keep losing about a pound a week. Remember when I said I had some weight to lose? Well, I'm about half way there! Somehow it helps me control my love of food when I have a list of good choices for snacks (plus not buying junk or baking sweets!). :)