Thursday, April 5, 2012

Action 281 – Eat Like A Quaker.

I’m up each morning before 6am and out the door by 6:30, so there isn’t much time to make anything too involved for breakfast. But I won’t go back to bad habits and start eating donuts and coffee again every day. I know better than to start down that path. Instead, I go back to an old-school breakfast solution.

Action 281 – Eat Like A Quaker. Oats, that is. Instant oatmeal is quick, inexpensive, comparatively healthy, and filling. I can eat two packets, take in about 260 calories, and get through most of my morning before I need another snack. It’s not a glamorous breakfast recipe with organic ingredients and fabulous presentation, but it gets the job done. At 6am each morning, that’s enough for me.

Now, if someone would just create margarita-flavored oatmeal, I would be a happy camper.


  1. I have moved on from instant to quick prep steel cut with add ins, usually chia seeds or ground flax, pecans and fruit. Yogurt sometimes.

  2. I can see myself getting there, once I settle in to a bit more of a routine. I know I can make it better and spend less on it.

  3. Still can be prepared in 5 minutes. I also uses Bob's 10 grain cereal.. 1/4 cup dry makes a huge serving, and still quick.

  4. Wow, really? That's cool. I could even manage to cook that without hurting myself. :)