Oatmeal is super half-assed, right? Especially if it's instant. And far cheaper than buying those sickeningly sweet packets of instant oatmeal in the grocery store is do-it-yourself bags of ready-to-go oatmeal. The idea is to make twenty or so ahead of time. Then, in the morning you just dump the packet contents in a bowl, add water, and heat in the microwave.
You can incorporate endless variations of ingredients: pecans, walnuts, coconut, cinnamon, chocolate chips, dried fruit, powdered creamer, maple sugar, flax meal, etc.
Try this out for a quick and healthy breakfast.
Effort: 1/4 assed
Here's what you need and how you do it
(For one packet)
1/2 cup quick oats
Pinches and small handfuls of whatever ingredients strike your fancy
20 (or more) baggies, waxed paper bags, or reusable sandwich bags
Add all ingredients, seal, and store
Dump packet contents into microwave-safe bowl
Add 1 cup water
Heat in microwave for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes
Let stand for 1 minute, stir, and then eat
For a printable version of this recipe, click here.