Don’t forget! Pennywise Platter Thursday is tomorrow.
Want to save money and time, but still want to eat nourishing food? Maybe you’d like to join me in the oatmeal challenge!
I love cooking. I love being creative and coming up with new and better recipes. But I also love simple food (and certainly would become insane if I didn’t cook plenty of simple meals). I also find that I don’t have much food budget left for breakfast food by the time I’ve bought my ingredients for dinner. This is why I love oatmeal. I can get organic oatmeal for super cheap and it’s so filling and satisfying, especially with dabs of butter and coconut sugar on it. Yummy.
I also love how much money I can save.
Enter my personal oatmeal challenge!
This upcoming Monday I am going to start a week of eating oatmeal every day for a week. Now, I will be doing oatmeal, but if you wanted to do the challenge yourself, you can do any type of hot cereal! Then on Wednesday, the 26th (two weeks from now), I will share how it went for myself and the family.
If anyone wants to join me, please do! Leave a comment on this post, letting me know that you are, and then leave a comment on Wednesday, the 26th sharing how it went for you (how the family responded, whether it got boring or not, if it saved time and money, etc). If you are a blogger and want to do a post about it, I would also be glad to post a link to you too in my post on the 26th.
Here’s some ideas:
To make it more nutritious, soak it, like I do in this recipe.
To keep it really, really simple soak overnight and make a large pot on the first day. Then all you have to do is reheat enough for one meal with a little water as needed each morning. How easy is that?
If you feel like it will become boring having it exactly the same way each day, serve it with different toppings. Maple syrup one day, pan fried apples the next, raisins and rapadura another, etc.
So what do you think? Anyone else up for a week of savings in money and time by joining the oatmeal challenge? I am curious to see how my family responds to having oatmeal everyday! And would love to have you join me.
This post is part of Fight Back Fridays