oatmeal

I’m all about starting my day with oats. I love them with pretty much anything. My latest choice – old fashion oats with Greek yogurt and peanut butter. I am not a huge fan of Greek yogurt, mostly because I don’t really like yogurt period. I do, however, acknowledge its health benefits and that’s why I try to incorporate it into my diet.
Add one heaping spoon of plain Greek yogurt to cooked oats of your choice and a tablespoon of peanut butter. You can top if off with a drizzle of honey, some berries or sliced almonds for a bit of crunch. Sprinkle some stevia on top and you have a yummy and nutritionally balanced breakfast.

One serving will add up to about 250-300 calories, depending on oats, PB and yogurt you choose (also, make sure to add to the count any additional toppings). I say it’s pretty good for breakfast that will keep you full until lunch. Another bonus – you have ingredients for easy breakfast for $10 for the entire week! And who says you can’t eat healthy on a budget 

*a word on carbs
Oats are higher in carbohydrates but don’t let it scare you. If you combine them with protein, your body breaks them down slower. Also, if you’re a carb-lover like me, it is better to consume them early in the morning so your body can use that energy during the day rather than in a form of dinner rolls right before you go to bed.

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