Breakfast can be a very difficult meal for a lot of people. I have struggled with breakfast on and off for several years. Like a lot of people, I just want coffee. Several studies over the years have linked skipping breakfast to gaining weight or overweight issues in children. Why don’t you ask your child’s teacher how many kids come to school hungry and unable to focus because they skipped breakfast. What kind of impact do you expect on their performance? Now, let’s translate that to an adult at work. How well will you be performing on an empty stomach?
Eating breakfast has many benefits including balanced blood sugars, less overeating throughout the day, and a more pleasant attitude. When choosing a breakfast option, eat something you like. Try to incorporate high fiber complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fat. This steel cut oatmeal recipe has all of those elements when served with milk.
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 2 tablespoons freshly ground flaxseed
- 1 large apple, peeled and diced
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 4 cups water
- Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Combine well and cook on low for 7-8 hours until creamy.
- Enjoy with chopped nuts or dried or fresh fruit.
Author: Betsy Ramirez
Betsy is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, homeschool mom, & fairy tale junkie, who loves getting crafty. Being on my bike and lifting weights are my therapy. Thinking outside the box is my jam!