The one thing that I missed the most while doing the Whole30 (besides a glass of Great Lakes Red each evening) was oatmeal. I could eat oatmeal every single day. Not instant, although Maple Brown Sugar is almost like a guilty pleasure, but real oatmeal. They only take a few minutes to make and they totally warm my soul and fill me up until lunch. All grains are a no go on the Whole30 plan, so that’s why I’m not doing a “real” one again, just a modified, clean eating, kind of plan. My favorite way to eat oatmeal is to add a big scoop of brown sugar and milk, but I have learned to eat them many different ways, classic, cold, overnight, etc. Today’s lunch is oatmeal since it is still winter break, I’m still sick and I am in need of some stick to the ribs comfort food.
This version has an egg (thanks to my friend Susan ‘s recommendation) walnuts, raisins, Mexican vanilla, coconut milk, and a tiny pinch of cinnamon and brown sugar. It tastes almost like dessert, custard, or pudding. It is not sweet, but delicious and creamy. Now I think I am off for a nap!