So often weekend breakfasts turn into enormous, heavy meals, after which we are so full all we can do is take a nap for the rest of the day. Not that a nap is a bad thing, but a few weekend overeating episodes can undo all the hard healthy eating work we’ve put in during weekdays. So, here’s an idea for a hearty breakfast that will fill you up, taste special, and get your weekend morning started off right.
Oatmeal with Fruit Topping
1 cup cooked oatmeal of any kind
(steel cut oats, quick oats, oat bran, old fashioned oats)
1/2 cup sauteed fruit
Fruit Topping Idea
(Note: this is the perfect time to use fruit you have that’s getting too soft/mushy, or anything frozen)
1 Tbsp butter
1 apple, sliced
1 cup fresh cranberries (or 1/4 cup dried)
3 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp walnuts
Melt butter in skillet, saute apples for ~3 min with a tiny pinch of salt. Add cranberries (& 1 Tbsp water if mixture is getting dry). When fruit is soft, add nuts and sugar and stir. Remove from heat and spoon onto oatmeal with drizzled milk
Another Topping Idea
1 Tbsp Butter
Seeds of 1 Pomegranate
Same directions as above.
Other Fruit Topping Ideas
1 cup frozen raspberries + segments of 1 orange + 1 Tbsp white sugar
2 cups strawberry slices + zest of 1 lime + 1 Tbsp honey
1 sliced banana + 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts + 1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 mango cut into chunks + 1 Tbsp shredded coconut + 1 cup frozen blueberries
All of these Toppings would also work well for pancakes or waffles–even frozen whole grain waffles (like Kashi GoLean).