Thursday, December 9, 2010

Oatmeal: On the Go!

I have been enjoying my new gym schedule but there has been one thing lacking, food! I am at the gym so long and I find I am going far too long without food. I decided to try taking oatmeal in a thermos to fill in the gap. At first I would pop into Starbucks and request hot water but found I was still waiting too long to eat. I then decided I would take the oats and put them in the thermos with boiling water before I left in the morning. Guess what? It worked! I have even done it with steel cut oats and they work even better!

Here's how I do it:





Place 1/3 to 1/2 cup oats(regular or steel cut) in a 16-oz. Thermos. The amount of oats you use depends on how thick you like your oatmeal. I like mine pretty thick!



Pour boiling water over oats. Add a pinch of salt and some agave(if desired).




Place lid on tightly and shake well. Let sit for 30 minutes for regular oats and 60 minutes for steel cut oats. Remove lid and enjoy! You can leave it sitting for up to 3 hours and it is still hot. Love it!

I find myself grabbing this often as I run out the door. It's a great way to get a healthy meal in anywhere!


Nicole

15 comments:

Kelly said...

That's a great idea - I'm super hungry these days since I'm preggers, so that's a great idea for a meal on the go!!!

Jen said...

What a FANTASTIC idea!!!! I'm definitely trying this!

TheFitnessFreak said...

Congratulations Kelly!!! That is so wonderful : )

It works great Jen! Enjoy!

Pure2raw Twins said...

Love the idea of oatmeal to go. I love seeing to-go meal ideas :) Brilliant!

TheFitnessFreak said...

It's an awesome way to have a meal when I'm out and about! I hope you like it : )

Nicole

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

I need to get one of those thermos. Perfect for when we travel too! :)
LC

Amee said...

great idea! Thanks!! I am always on the run in the am.

Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! said...

What a great idea!! I love working out in the morning and always just grab a bar to eat between the gym and work! This is perfect!

atasteofhealthwithbalance said...

great idea! usually i make overnight oats, but since its cold and i want warm oats on the run, this is perfect :)

TheFitnessFreak said...

I ate some more today, yum! Enjoy ladies :)

Nicole

shannonmarie said...

Ha ha. You did post about oats, too. Love it. My mom has been making hers and my dad's morning steel cut oats for years this way. It's a nifty trick :-)

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Thank you for this - I often feel pressed for time in the AM and I usually end up making a protein shake w/ fruits for my breakfast but it's getting reallllly old. This is a great way to shake things up before work!

TheFitnessFreak said...

This is definitely my go-to meal! Enjoy it and thanks for commenting!!

Nicole

Lana Siejkowski said...

This is great! I have an hour-long commute to work at 5:30am and a too-powerful microwave in the office. This is the perfect solution! Thanks!

TheFitnessFreak said...

Enjoy it Lana!!

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