Prior to having gastric bypass, I would eat oatmeal for breakfast 3-5 times per week. I love it. I grew up on it. I have missed it since surgery.
Today, I made old fashioned Quaker rolled oats for dinner. Yes, for dinner. My pouch has been giving me lots of grief lately, especially overnight and first thing in the morning, so I didn't want to try a food for the first time for breakfast. It was yummy! It seems to have settled comfortably into my pouch and filled me up with flavor too. I made it with milk instead of water so that there was more protein in it. Thank you Sis, for telling me how to do this!
This is how I made it:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1-1/4 cup skim milk
- 1/4 cup non fat milk powder
- dash salt
- 2 tsp splenda
- dash vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
I ate a 1/4 cup serving just as is tonight and it was creamy and delicious. There is enough for about 3 more 1/4 cup servings left and I think tomorrow I will have it with a tablespoon of no sugar added applesauce mixed in. I used to love that.
Edited to add: Please read the great recipe for Pumpkin Oatmeal that Dani posted in the comments!