When I start working with clients I ask that they give me a three-day food journal. When I’m looking in the journal I’m looking for the “extras” syrups, flavorings, toppings, and other high calorie additives that don’t add any additional value to your meals.
One meal that is particularly guilty of this is breakfast. Think about it most breakfast food is sugary and processed cereals and other misleading “balanced breakfast” items.
This makes oatmeal an AWESOME choice!!! For the last month I was down under and they call it porridge. While I was all about experimenting and trying new foods every few days I just wanted some oatmeal. For me it’s my go to breakfast food I just love it!!
The best thing about it is you can make it taste like pretty much anything. Check out these great toppings.
So many tasty options here are some of my favorites, leave me a comment below with some of your favorites
- Berries – any
No matter how you look at it, you’re nuts if you’re not thinking about adding nuts to your oatmeal in the morning. They’re a great source of healthy fats and they are perfect if you’re looking for a flavor that’s more savory than it is sweet. Be careful with them as they are very nutritionally dense try 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, pecans or maybe just a tablespoon of diced almonds.
I’ve got a pretty big sweet tooth but that’s okay so long as I don’t go overboard! Brown sugar has always been common oatmeal topping to add some sweet flavor; it’s really easy to go over board with this one. I’ve started using two teaspoons of maple syrup, or one teaspoon of molasses is a tasty.
If you have any other toppings leave me a comment below.