Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mamavation Monday

What qualities do you look for in a healthy breakfast? Any go-to breakfast recommendations for a busy mom?

I need something that is fast (Unless I make steel cut oats in the slow cooker overnight.)Usually we have instant oatmeal or some type of cold cereal for breakfast on the week days then I cook a big breakfast on the weekends or for special occasions. I have a fast growing 17yo son, a diabetic husband, and me who needs to loose a whole person so I have to make what I fix or have on hand healthy but low fat and carbohydrate. I finally got my husband after years of swearing he would never touch instant oatmeal try it and he liked it! That will make breakfast a lot easier for me and it is something that when he starts working on the 3rd shift that he can even take to work and fix in the microwave. I also take medication for high cholesterol so I am hoping that like my mom that eating the oatmeal regularly will help me get off the medication since most of them are not good for your. We are slowly but surely changing from our not so good eating habits to good ones and we see the result as he has started backing his insulin intake down. (Yeah!!!)

Bob Harper and Quaker Oats

This post is sponsored by Quaker Oats and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation and sponsored by Quaker Oats.

Don't forget that @gruntstyle will be the boss this week.


monicazyoung said...

Congratulations on needing less insulin. You are doing great eating healthy. Congrats. Hugs

Aries Mommy said...

It is all the small changes that can make the biggest difference. Oatmeal is usually a go to easy breakfast in our house as well.

Amanda Henosn said...

I absolutely agree that small changes snowball into larger changes! Congratulations to you and your family for making the commitment! Congrats to your hubby also on the lower insulin intake, that's fantastic!

Lena said...

Change is good - change is great. I really need to figure out oatmeal in slow cooker. Care to share?

Owen's Mom said...

Yes, I love that Oatmeal is easy and healthy. That is one simple choice to start a day out right.

MNMSpecial said...

I love oatmeal too. I lost almost 20 lbs when I got gestational diabetes 3 weeks before I delivered. When I started eating 3 carb choices per meal & some what sticking to a schedule for the insulin the weight just poured off, just something that worked for me that you are probably very familiar with.

So glad your family is joining you for a healthy lifestyle! Keep up the awesome work. Thanks for all the advice you have shared with me :)

Katie said...

Congratulations on your hubby being able to back off on his insulin! That's fantastic. Keep it up! We're all here for you. :)

PS I just have to say that I love your blog background.


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