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
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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Mmmm! Sounds good. I’ll have to try it for Bob and I.