Congratulations Wendy! I’ve no doubt the prize will help you meet your diet goals.
This is a sponsored post for Uncle Toby’s
Like most food choices, how one eats one’s oats can be a hotly-contested topic. Those of us who dig our daily bowl are fierce in our defence of what we eat on it. I grew up with a deep devotion to sugar and cream, while my friend insisted on brown sugar and butter. I thought she had lost her mind.
I will eat oats in any form (possibly not the brown sugar and butter business though, I still can’t come around to that). I will eat them in cookies, in biscuits, in muesli bars, flapjacks, in veggie sausage rolls, or I can go old school and eat them with just a little apple and cinnamon. Simple is best, after all.
My morning (and let’s face it, sometimes dinner) porridge these days is a much more interesting affair than the cream and sugar days of my youth. While we’re being honest though, that gets busted out occasionally too, in the name of cosy nostalgia. My one small change for the Loving Earth challenge for a better, healthier life last year was to take the goodness of simple oats and spice them up with extra nutritiousness and deliciousness – a handful of seeds, nuts, and fruit, with a more natural sweetener.
I have made porridge pretty much every single way you can think of – traditional oats cooked traditionally, steel cut cooked the same, both soaked overnight to make the cooking process a little quicker the next day, I’ve made batches in the crock-pot, I’ve made mega batches a few days in advance and heated up a little each day, I’ve eaten quick oats, I’ve made my own quick oats, I’ve used the microwave sachets, and I’ve even *gasp* made porridge with water.
Let’s never speak of that again.
Let’s however, speak of the Quick Oats version, which is simply oats in a little bag with the instructions on the back. Super-handy for travelling, for when you’re short on time and haven’t pre-soaked, or made your own, and when someone who has never made porridge before (hi husband) is facing two toddlers screaming for porridge while mum’s having a lie-in (hi me).
A simple breakfast you can pretty up with nuts, seeds, fruit and soaked chia (a la the picture at the top of the post), or however you like it. Just please tell me it doesn’t involve butter.
For the chance to win $200 to go toward a session with a nutritionist or dietician, a $200 voucher, a seriously cute weekly menu planner to help you jot down all the wonderful foodie things you’ve just learned, and a hamper of Uncle Toby’s oats, please leave a comment below – how do you eat your oats? Do you jazz them up with goodies, or do you just whack a banana on top and call it a day?
Do you – *feigns horror* not like oats?
Entries close Monday, July 7
One entry per person (Australian residents only, so sorry!)
Winner will be chosen on the basis of their answer – it is a game of skill, not chance.
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