Monday, January 26, 2009

I Have Conquered Oatmeal

In an effort to be healthier and hopefully shed a few pounds, I've sworn off refined sugar and enriched flour including foods containing those ingredients. Infusing the right amount of sweetness and flavor for my taste into a bowl of oatmeal has been a particular trial for me. 

My perfect bowl of oats used to be topped with brown sugar, a dollop of butter, a good squeeze of maple syrup and a dash of vanilla. I don't even want to know the number of calories or grams of sugar I desecrated my healthy, plain oatmeal with then. And since giving up all the good stuff I have tried all kinds of combinations and experiments with my oatmeal to no avail... until now... 

This morning I tried a couple of scoops of powdered sugar free vanilla pudding in my oats. It made all the difference! I added some cut up strawberries and viola! Strawberries 'n' Cream Oatmeal! I am so excited about this it's ridiculous, but I just had to share this amazing breakthrough! The countless new possibilities are all running through my head right now and I can hardly wait to try them! Woohoo!!! Yay for oatmeal!

9 comments:

Mom in Midlife said...

I usually just put my uncooked oatmeal into yogart, fat free, sugar free, if I can find it. I am totally going to try your combination, that sounds devine!

Brenda Jean said...

I used to LOVE oatmeal with a little butter and a huge heaping spoonful of brown sugar. Sigh. I never thought of sugar free pudding though. I wonder what else it can flavor? Yum.

Kathy said...

Great idea.

Karina said...

Sugar free jams all the way!

Carrie said...

That sounds good. I dropped sugar a while back and I love the difference it makes. I still cheat sometimes. :)

Melissa said...

Oh Yay! I love yummy tasting recipe ideas that are low cal and no bad stuff!

Katie said...

That sounds soo good!

Britten said...

I'm so trying this...

Bluestem said...

Since I don't eat gluten and have also given up mammal products, I support your move away from processed, enriched, anything! Keep working raw and fresh foods into your diet.