Blueberry Oats and Barley

I recently mentioned how important it is to understand what you’re eating, and to pay careful attention to low sugar options. This is very relevant when it comes to breakfast cereal. Many cereals are seemingly healthy, but the added sugar content often makes it so the fiber and nutrients you get, are offset by very high sugar amounts.

Oatmeal is a good example of this, since it has so little flavor without sugar. Some of the best tasting oatmeal has reined sugar and LOTS of it!

At home, I make my oatmeal with only natural ingredients. Sometimes it is a sweet treat later in the day if I haw sweet craving. Dried fruit such as raisins or dried blueberries work perfectly. They are very sweet, so just 2 tablespoons added is enough to add sweetness in every bite.

For this barley and oat combination, I added:
*1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
*1/8 cup dried blueberries
*1/4 cup rolled oats
*1/4 cup dried barley cereal
*1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
*1/2 to 1 cup boiling water

Slowly add boiling water until well combined. Let sit for about 5 minutes before enjoying.

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Peach Pecan Overnight Oats

Good morning, healthy bunnies! I hope you’re doing well and you had a great weekend. My weekend was action-packed from start to finish! I recorded videos, practiced recipes, exercised, and more. Also, I think I partied a little too hard in the eating department. I blame it on “market research” since I had to make sure the recipes were suitable for you all!

In any case, as I meal prepped last night I made sure to keep things simple, yet hearty. My breakfast this morning was AWESOME. You probably know by now I’m a fan of overnight oats, and this particular combination has no sugar added. Peaches are not in season, so you can use frozen or canned if you have trouble finding good ones.

You will need:

¼ cups diced peaches
½ cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon rough chopped pecans
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup filtered water

Mix all ingredients in a container with a seal, and they are ready to go the next day. They can be eaten cold, or warmed in the microwave for about one minute. I take mine to work and enjoyed them there.

Have a wonderful and fit day!
Xoxo
Fifi

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