Some call it the luck of the Irish, but I'm half Irish and I like to believe that what fuels my luck (and health) is eating a healthy breakfast!
My brother-in-law, who used to skip breakfast, added oatmeal to his morning routine at my suggestion. A year later, he reported back that he had lost 15 pounds -- simply by adding oatmeal each day. Nothing else about his eating or exercise routine changed.
Watch how I cook my version of Irish steel-cut oatmeal online at MyFOXMaine. It's SO easy and delicious and satisfies you till lunch!
Meg's Hearty Irish Steel-Cut Oats
3 cups water
1 cup apple juice
1 cup steel-cut oatmeal
1 green apple, diced
Pinch Celtic sea salt
Dash of cinnamon
Topping: 1 tablespoon pistachio nuts and 2 tablespoons of blueberries per bowl
In a 2-quart saucepan, add 3 cups of water and 1 cup of apple juice, oats, green apples and salt. Bring to a boil, turn to low and simmer for 30 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally.
Ladle into bowls and top with your favorite nuts and fruit.
Quick Version of Meg's Hearty Irish Steel-Cut Oats: This cuts down on cooking time in the morning: The night before, follow this same recipe. But just boil for 1 minute. Turn off the heat, cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, return pot to the stove top, bring to a boil, turn to low and simmer for 9 -12 minutes.
Do you think eating breakfast is important? Have you ever tried steel cut oats? Leave your comment here in the comments section.
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