I'm always looking for ways to save time (and calories of course), so last week I bought some of that "weight control" instant oatmeal. The whole shtick is that it takes only 2 minutes in the microwave. Well, I made it and it tasted HORRIBLE. Very artificial, overly sweet, and just chemically.
Yuck!! I actually threw it away and ate something else that morning.
This morning I had a craving for oatmeal again, so I checked the regular Quaker Oats box and guess what? 1/2 cup dry oatmeal made with water is 2 points AND takes only 3 minutes in the microwave! How is spending 2 minutes making nasty oatmeal of the same point value any better?? Answer: it's not. I will happily wait another 60 seconds for something that actually tastes like food. So this morning I made myself a lovely bowl of real oatmeal, and supplemented it with 1/4 cup whole milk (1 point), 2 Splenda packets, and a large banana for 2 points. Voila: delicious, filling 5 point breakfast that took literally 3 minutes!
I think I'm getting the hang of this.
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