I Hate Breakfast

I hate breakfast. I know, I know. There must be some odd part of my DNA that creates this and for that, I am quite sorry for those that find delight in pancakes, eggs, bacon and the like. Breakfast foods are just okay for me. I used to tolerate breakfast. I’d wake up, grab a muffin or toast for the sake of social convention, because well, it’s the thing to do. Then, I got pregnant with the kidlet and threw up about 80% of everything I ate and 100% of the food I put in my mouth before noon. That’s when the hatred really started.

After I had the kidlet, I threw up for a while randomly (yeah, having a kid messes you up royally) and once I was fairly back to normal, I still had this aversion to eating before noon. Every time I tried I felt nauseated –I’m sure most of it was mental, but 6 years later I still couldn’t look at breakfast in any kind of fondness.

Last year when I morphed from “Fat Kid At Heart” to “Fitness Girl,” I knew that I needed to conquer this breakfast hatred if I was going to continue to work out for 2+ hours in the mornings. Well, for the last 3 weeks I’ve been in a little “diet/habit” competition called the Game On Diet, with a few friends and one of the things I have to do to earn my points every day is to change a bad habit. Well, I chose to break this bad habit of not breaking fast each morning.

The first 2 weeks were awful. I forced down food each morning to the loud and angry protests of my stomach. At the start of week 3, I had a breakthrough. For days and days, I had oatmeal. Not my favorite, but it was okay, in a bland, soothing, I may stick to your stomach and not come back up kind of way. Then I read somewhere that Steel Cut Oats were better for you than oatmeal. By that time, even looking at oatmeal made me a little sick as it was becoming boring, so I was willing to try anything.

The first morning I ate it, I didn’t feel sick at all. It was delicious (and inexpensive) and now I am obsessed. I posted on Facebook that I was making it the other night and everyone wanted the recipe, so I thought I’d share it today 🙂 Happy Breakfasting!

Crockpot Steel Cut Oats

1 cup of steel-cut oats

4 cups of water

2-3 TBSP butter

1/2 tsp salt

Brown sugar

Coconut Cooking spray

1. Spray bottom and sides of crockpot with cooking spray (I use coconut spray).

2. Add oats, water, and butter.

3. Cook on low for 6-8hrs.

4. Add brown sugar to taste.

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