A Messy Bowl of Oatmeal with Blueberries

A Messy Bowl of Oatmeal with Blueberries

Eating healthy is easier said than done. Almost every day I think about to diversify my diet, yet I hardly do something about it. My problem is; I love the good old wholesome bread with lots of grains and fibers. Although there is nothing wrong with that I just have to eat more veggies and fruits. With a busy job all that goes up into smoke and by the end of the day all I have eaten was my breakfast and a lousy snack. Does that sound familiar or am I the only one struggling to eat better?

A Messy Bowl of Oatmeal with Blueberries

A Bowl of Oatmeal Everyday

Well my New Year’s resolution is among a few other things to eat healthier. Foods like a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries, grilled fish, salads and more fruits are on the agenda. Yeah-yeah it’s all talk – talk – talk. I‘ll be a better eater next year?!  All these damn resolutions, serious! If I want to eat better I’ll better start right now. What do I need a New Year’s resolution for – there are for procrastinators. So here is bowl of oatmeal with blueberries. I started to eat healthier just a few moments ago and it’s up to me to keep it up!

 

A Messy Bowl of Oatmeal with Blueberries

A Chef’s Weakness – The Diet

It sounds paradox, but many chefs have at one point in their life struggled to eat a wholesome diet. One would think chefs have everything at their disposal. While that is certainly right it is common for chefs not to eat all day. Yes, chefs taste their wonderful creations, yet what is a teaspoon of food here and there. It’s a teaser nothing else.

Of my twenty odd years as being a chef I have always enjoyed cooking. Believe it or not there was a time in my life where I couldn’t eat all day while cooking in the kitchen.  This is a well-known problem among chefs. We stay in the kitchen all day tasting and smelling food, to the point that our appetite is completely turned off. I’m not telling you a story just check anyone who works in a kitchen, they will attest to that.

Worse is – when I came out of the kitchen – I got hungry, really hungry. And you wouldn’t guess what I was craving for: Junk food, salty, greasy unhealthy food.  Which is a shame, because I was right at the source. Fruits, vegetables, steaks, fish and my favorite bowl of oatmeal with blueberries was always at my fingertips. One day I became very ill and that’s when I changed my diet.  Now I’ll eat on time every time. Although sometimes I’ll catch myself craving for junk food but that passes after a few minutes.

So, as for my part I’ll forget about all these healthy New Years resolutions and start to eat healthier now, this moment and then – keep it up! Cheers to healthy eating!! Happy New Year!

A Messy Bowl of Oatmeal with Blueberries

 

What are your New Years resolutions?

Have you had any problems eating healthy and what did you do to change that?

What are your favorite healthy foods?

Chefs, please don’t hesitate to tell your story.

 

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A messy bowl of oatmeal with blueberries
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast,
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 8 cups of organic vanilla soy milk
  • 21/2 cups / 225 grams organic oatmeal (quick oats)
  • 3 tbsp organic flax meal
  • 3 tbsp organic sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup / 30 grams walnuts (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 organic apple finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup / 100 grams your choice of organic granola
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1½ cup organic or wild blueberries
  • 1 tangerine or any other fruit you like
Instructions
  1. Except blueberries cook all ingredients in a stainless steel pot for about 5 minutes on medium heat.
  2. I usually add blueberries towards the end so they get a little warmed up in the oatmeal.
  3. Decorate with apple slices and tangerine.
Notes
Once the oatmeal is cooked and served in a bowl I like to pour a bit of cold soy milk on top.
The reason my bowl of oatmeal is so messy is that I used frozen blueberries and poured the leftover juice over it. Deliciously healthy!

 

 

A Messy Bowl of Oatmeal with Blueberries
A Messy Bowl of Oatmeal with Blueberries

Comments

  1. Oatmeal and fruit was always my breakfast before I went grain-free and I loved it but I don’t know if it loved me. We are all different and what works for one person doesn’t work for another. Congratulations on your decision to eat healthier. I am sure it is a problem for chefs.
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  2. That bowl of oatmeal looks fabulous and that is surely a great start to the day. I think we’re all guilty of craving junk food from time to time xx
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  3. Who doesn’t love junk food? I sure do! And I actually plan to eat it from time to time, so I don’t build up too much of a craving and binge. I used to eat oatmeal for breakfast every day, but lately have been having fruit and a hard boiled egg. But mixing my fruit with oatmeal? Sounds like a winner to me! Good post – thanks.
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  4. I don’t like oatmeal. I find it’s too sweet for me. Although you got a point with eating healthier. Nice post.

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