That’s 2 cups of oats, 3.5 cups of water, and 1/2 tsp of salt. They may differ slightly depending on which type of oats you have.I cooked the oats according to the directions (only takes about 5 minutes), then added 3 Tbsp of brown sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. I don’t like my oats super sweet, so I didn’t add much sugar.And if all you have is an hour to food prep, guess what? And we can totally get you a ton of great food ready in that amount of time. Healthy change often doesn’t come from the big pushes—running a marathon or going vegan or whatever big change—it comes from making small, healthy decisions day in and day out.This past weekend we got an “extra” hour of time thanks to the end of Daylight Savings Time, and my friends at Beautyrest® Brand wanted me to share how I spent that extra hour to do something healthy. My small daily decisions are usually drinking water, taking walks, food prepping, and making sure I get a good night’s sleep.
This would also work great with steel cut oats, but they do take longer to cook.You all know I’m a big believer in food prep (where you spend some time on the weekends to prep healthy foods to eat on all week long). One of the biggest complaints I hear about food prep is that it takes up just too darn much of your precious weekend time. Your time with your family is sacred, and you don’t want to spend four hours of it locked in your kitchen. Sure, there are folks on Instagram posting pictures of their perfectly arranged meals and snacks that probably took them all Sunday to do—but that doesn’t have to be what food prep means for you.When it comes to healthy eating (and let’s be honest, life in general), the best philosophy is doing what you can with what you have when you have it.If I don’t make sure to go to bed at a reasonable hour, I’m a total zombie (and that zombie-ism leads to not-so-healthy decisions the next day—I’m looking at you triple venti mocha with extra whipped cream).I’m not alone in this—according to a recent study by Beautyrest Brand, a full third (33%!