If you're looking for a nutritious breakfast that's a) easy to prepare, b) can be prepared for the whole week in one go, and c) is super cozy for cold weather, look no further!
Oats are super nutritious, easy to make and re-heat, affordable and can be jazzed up in so. many. ways. The key, in our opinion, is to make 1 (or more) topping mixes and have a good supply of frozen fruit on hand.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF OATS
WHICH OATS TO CHOOSE?
Steel cut? Rolled? Quick oats? So many options, but which is the best? It doesn't really matter which one you choose, but steel cut oats are the "closest to their original grain form" [source: unlockfood.ca]. They do take longer to cook, but since you're cooking the oats for the whole week, it's not a huge drawback as you won't be at the stove each morning.
STEP 1: COOK THE OATS
STEP 2: TOPPING
This is the fun part! Oats can be, well, bland, so you want to create 1 - 3 topping blends. Here are some ideas:
STEP 3: FROZEN OR FRESH FRUIT
I like frozen fruit because it's easy to throw in when I'm having a busy morning. And I don't have to worry about running out of fresh fruit. A few frozen options that work well: