And now for another episode of Jessica’s Laziest Things!
This box is my savior. Around junior year of college my addiction to eating things that tasted good due to butter and oil caught up with me and rested on my hips and clung to my belly button. I switched from eating boxed cereal, which I emotionally could not stop eating if there was still cereal in the box–especially if it had clusters, to eating old fashion oats and lost the weight. You gotta get the old fashion oats, not the 1 minute quick cooking kind, and pour your heart into this cheap meal option. The old fashion oats will be nice with big, whole oats like below, not all mealy and ground up like the 1 minute kind that gets all gummy.
I just want to use this time to mention that I could never have Honey Bunches of Oats in the house when I was in high school because Little Mommies would pour them out on the kitchen counter and eat all the clusters.
- 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Quaker Oatmeal
- 1/2 teaspoon light butter
- Salt to taste (I prefer Kosher salt.)
- Scant cup of water
Combine oatmeal, light butter, salt and water in microwave-safe bowl. Place on a plate to catch any overflow as it cooks.
Microwave on high for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until it looks pretty dry. Oatmeal will puff up as it is cooking and then deflate when it is done.
One serving has 158 calories, 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.
May I mention that this is one of my favorite “pre-going out” meals? It doesn’t bloat you out, gives you plenty of carbs to enjoy a nice cocktail on, and has very few calories, so you can feel much better about the 100 cal a serving liquor you are about to consume.