I promise you there is an amazing recipe for Nutella-Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats Overnight in a Crock Pot coming up but I wanted to talk about my New Year’s resolutions.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. After having two kiddies my shape isn’t what it used to be and let’s be real, I like to look good so I need to get to work. My fellow blogger Sally at Real Mom Nutrition, posted a blurb on her blog about starting the #200situps challenge and I was intrigued. I read over the plan and thought it sounded realistic. I could do this. So I jumped right in and posted on my Facebook page that I was going to give it a try.
To begin you have complete an initial test which basically serves as your benchmark and indicates your starting point. The test is to complete as many good-form sit-ups as you can. How many did I do? Twenty. What does that mean? I am in the “poor” category and I have a lot of work to do.
I have yet to complete my first workout in the plan. I’m a little scared, but determined to do it. Stay tuned here to find out how I do. I am committed to sharing my experience with you – failures, complaints and all!
Anyway, as part of my get-fit 2013 plan I have been thinking a lot about my diet and what I eat everyday. It’s no surprise, I love food and of course, I love my beer. I still want to enjoy good tasting meals and a little drinky-poo every now and again. If I am going to success in 2013 I have to get creative.
I usually eat a greek yogurt every morning for breakfast and while I love my yogurt sometimes I’m not always satisfied so I decided to mix things up a bit this morning. Enter, steel-cut oats and my handy-dandy crock pot.
I have made steel cut oats overnight in a crock pot before and they are super easy, super tasty and super satisfying. I thought they would be a nice compliment to my get-fit 2013 routine. BUT, bland oatmeal sounds so blah. A foodie like me has to keep it yummy so I added a little twist to the steel-cut oats and ended up with an amazing breakfast. Even if I have to do 10 more minutes of cardio and an extra set of sit-ups, this recipe is worth it!
- non-stick cooking spray
- 1 cup of steel-cut oats (must be steel-cut oats)
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup of 2% milk
- 1 TBS of Nutella (chocolate-hazelnut spread)
- 1 tsp of Saigon Cinnamon (can use regular cinnamon but Saigon cinnamon is the best)
- NOTE: Optional toppings to make oatmeal sweeter: sliced bananas, shredded coconut, chopped pecans and honey to drizzle.
- Spray crock pot with cooking spray.
- Pour in steel-cut oats, water, milk, Nutella and Saigon Cinnamon. Turn crock pot onto LOW setting and cover. Let cook in your crock pot for 6 - 7 hours.
- Note: Add more Nutella if you like your oatmeal extra sweet. I do not. I feel the sweetness is enough once I add the toppings.
Totally give these Steel Cut Oats Overnight in a Crock Pot a try and let me know what you think. Happy Wednesday.
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