I am not in the regular habit of taking pictures of my meals, but I'd like to share this one.
I L-o-v-e my oatmeal, for breakfast and sometimes lunch and dinner. With this bowl I tried two new things.
I added one gigantor strawberry; I could not resist a beautiful container of them today at Whole Foods.
And.... some flax!
The authors of several of my favorite blogs put flax in their oatmeal on a regular basis. I never tried it before so I bought some today at Trader Joe's (yes, two groceries in one day). I have Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed Meal, and I'm storing it in my fridge as recommended.
I made my usual, with 1/2 cup quick steel-cut oats, a pinch of salt, lots of cinnamon, Splenda, and splashes of Vanilla soy milk. After cooking I added about 3/4 Tbs flax and a strawberry. As usual I had my granola on the side to add as I go (to keep it crunchy).
The flax: pretty yummy! I am most pleased by the nutrition benefits: rich in omega 3s and fiber. Also some studies have shown flax to benefit cholesterol; mine is genetically high so that would be good! More info, look here. I read later that it's best to introduce flax slowly to your diet, so in future I'll go with a teaspoon or less.
Strawberries in my oatmeal: not my favorite at first; I actually thought it boring compared to my preferred apples and cherries.
BUT that changed after the strawberries warmed in the steaming bowl for a while. The bowl was perfumed with rich humid strawberryness. Note to add them earlier next time.