It’s been a really productive day here at CollegeGirlCooking. Firstly, I’d like to say that there is now a CollegeGirlCooking fanpage on facebook!
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Other than that, I’ve made about a zillion organic chemistry flashcards in preparation for the mcat. What’s worse than making a zillion flashcards? Memorizing a zillion flashcards…
It will all be worth it in the end when I (hopefully) rock that 5 hour long exam right? Right!
After a morning’s worth of studying, I needed to refuel my brain with some food. My normal lunch combos didn’t sound all too appealing today for some reason. I normally have a sandwich with some combination of pretzels, crackers, fruit, and/or veggies. Today I wasn’t feeling that though, so I made an oatmeal bowl. It was yummy and super filling.
This oatmeal bowl would be the perfect alternative for kids who eat too much cereal like Fruit Loops and Cocoa Puffs. My oatmeal bowl contained oatmeal, almond milk, cocoa powder, a ripe mashed banana, and a dollop of this peanut butter dip. The peanut butter, chocolate, banana combo is totally appealing to kids. Yes, my lunch was more of a second breakfast, but I just love my breakfast food!
Oh yeah, I also had a scoop of ice cream to round out this delicious lunch
Super Filling Oatmeal Bowl
1/2 cup oats- you can use whatever kind of oats you prefer and however you prefer to cook them. I ate mine cold, but this bowl would also be completely delicious with cooked oatmeal.
enough milk to cover oatmeal or cook it in- you can also use water. I used unsweetened almond milk
1 very ripe banana, mashed
1 Tbs. cocoa powder
1 Tbs. peanut butter- I used this peanut butter dip
sweetener to taste
Cook oatmeal however you prefer. I used this method for overnight oats. Stir in mashed banana, then add cocoa powder and peanut butter. I left my cocoa powder and peanut butter on top, but you can also stir it in. Add enough sweetener of your choosing to taste, depending on your preference and ripeness of the banana.
Now seriously, go make this oatmeal bowl for breakfast. Your stomach (and your kids!) will thank you!