Monthly Archives: June 2012
Runner Girl Oatmeal – The perfect cereal for runners on the go
Along with my morning java in the morning, I have a bowl of my favorite breakfast cereal: hot oatmeal which is what I enjoy eating on a daily basis.
It is my ultimate comfort food before my runs. While growing up on the hobby farm, oatmeal was always a food staple in the house.
It is easy to make and cooks in less than 5 minutes like 1.5 minutes!
This warm cereal is not only delicious but healthy for you too.
On my oatmeal I usually sprinkle some brown sugar and pour in 1% milk.
It is cheap and I usually buy it in bulk. Quaker Oats is what I prefer to eat than instant oatmeal or steel oats.
I usually make enough oatmeal so I can have it for the next morning. I put the reminder in a plastic container and it usually is still fresh to eat the next morning. I would microwave it for about 1-2 minutes.
Sometimes I will even have it for a snack later in the day; especially on a cold day.
Oatmeal is low in fat, high in fiber and to me it is easy to digest. Oatmeal in the morning before a training run or a race has always worked for my fitness regime.
How to make Runner Girl Oatmeal:
Buy Old fashioned Quaker Oats – Did you know that ‘Oats can help reduce cholesterol as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol?’
Use 2-3 cups of oatmeal and use a mid sized pot and pour enough water in the pot like at half way and bring the water to a boil. Pour and stir in the oatmeal. Cook for five minutes or less- when it looks cooked enough.
Simmer and cover for a few minutes.
Put the desired amount in a bowl and sprinkle some brown sugar or any fruit you would like on it.
I use 1% milk.
For more information- www.quakeroats.com (provides 2 g per serving)
Disclaimer: I am an avid competitive runner who enjoys cooking and learning new recipes. I am not a nutritionist but I have a general knowledge of healthy eating and training.