Healthier recipes

Oatmeal with Pears

oatmeal and pearsOn cold days I sometimes have homemade oatmeal for breakfast.  If I wanted to take the time to make it in the healthiest way, I would cook slow cooking oats in a pot on the stove.  Usually I want it quickly, so I pour boiling hot water over quick oats.  Technically those are supposed to be cooked on the stove too, but I find they cook enough for my taste with the hot water.  Here is a recipe for the oatmeal I made several times in the past couple of weeks:

1/2 cup quick oats or instant oats
1/2 cup water
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1/2 pear, diced
7 almonds, chopped
dash of cinnamon

The fiber from the oatmeal and the protein from the almonds keeps me full all morning.