Smarty Pants Oats

February 4, 2010 at 7:01 am 33 comments

Guess who finally got smart with her oats?

——–> this girl! <———

Since emptying the pantry every morning can sometimes be quite the ordeal, I decided I was going to put together some pre-measured baggies for my oatmeal. However, 1. I didn’t have mini snack baggies and 2. that seemed awfully wasteful.

So I dumped all the dry ingredients that usually go into my oats into a re-sealable plastic container!

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I put in oatmeal, wheat germ, flax seed, cinnamon, nutmeg, and coconut.

Now all I have to do is put in the wet ingredients and whatever mix-ins I want for the day.

It’s throwing off my dry-to liquid ratio just a bit since normally I start with plain oats, but I’ll have it perfected in no time for sure 🙂

oatmeal and almond butter

I went with almond butter this morning instead of peanut butter. Gotta give love to the other nut butters too 🙂

Have a great day!!

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  • 1. Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)  |  February 4, 2010 at 7:37 am

    You are a genius.

    Love this idea of pre-mixing everything!! 😀

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  • 2. diana  |  February 4, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Looks great!

    I am definitely going to make your oats in your last post!

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  • 3. Madeline - Greens and Jeans  |  February 4, 2010 at 8:38 am

    It’s all about streamlining the morning routine!

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  • 4. fitandfortysomething  |  February 4, 2010 at 9:03 am

    That is a VERY good idea……We should all do this!

    Have a great day!

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  • 5. Matt  |  February 4, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I am enjoying a really good bowl of oats right now 🙂

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  • 6. Kay's Nutty Oasis  |  February 4, 2010 at 9:54 am

    almond butter always compliments oats perfectly in my opinion 🙂

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  • 7. Erica  |  February 4, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I like the idea of pre-mixing a container of dry ingredients for oatmeal- great idea!!

    Isn’t Sea Biscuit the best? I could eat breakfast there every day 😉

    If it helps, I’m planning on posting my superbowl menu later today 🙂

    Reply
  • 8. Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life  |  February 4, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Awesome idea!!

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  • 9. Ally @ Sweet & Savory  |  February 4, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I LOVE almond butter in my oatmeal!

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  • 10. LindsayRuns  |  February 4, 2010 at 10:25 am

    nice idea! I myself perefer almond butter to pb any day 🙂

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  • 11. Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)  |  February 4, 2010 at 10:38 am

    What a great idea — I’ve totally never thought of that but am definitely stealing your idea. Helps save some time in the AM. 😉

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  • 12. Danielle  |  February 4, 2010 at 10:50 am

    That’s a really good idea. Knowing me, I’d probably pre-measure out the milk and banana too 😉

    Have a good day!

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  • 13. Rebecca  |  February 4, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Way to save time and a tree 🙂

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  • 14. Kelly  |  February 4, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Shoot anything that saves time is a winner in my book!!

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  • 15. Anna  |  February 4, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Smart lady!! Oats look delish! 🙂

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  • 16. Ameena  |  February 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Great time saving idea. Every second counts in the morning, doesn’t it??

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  • 17. abbynormally  |  February 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    That is such a good idea!!!!!!!

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  • 18. Erin Eats and Exercises  |  February 4, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Great idea with the oats! Oats seem so simple but when you start adding all those delicious extras, it gets time consuming!

    Reply
  • 19. theprocessofhealing  |  February 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Amazing idea girl!!!! And you gotta love some AB…

    And totally loving the new layout!!!!!!!

    (I just realized that I use a lot of exclamation points…)

    Reply
  • 20. Jamie  |  February 4, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Smart idea about to pre-prepare all of the mix ins: I might try your method just because I often forget to add certain ingredients into my oatmeal! (usually flax)

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  • 21. Sonja @ ActiveFoodie  |  February 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    What a great idea! I throw in so many extra things in my oats too, would be smarter to just toss it all in a big tupperware!!

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  • 22. Heather  |  February 4, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I am all about streamlining any morning routine I can – I also try to mix anything I can in a reusable container – saves money – no need to waste a bag!

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  • 23. Katie  |  February 4, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    That’s a fantastic idea! I keep mine all in a big jar (empty pickle jar..haha) but I love the idea of portioning it out.

    Reply
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