Breakfast Meal Plan- Oatmeal

pexels-photo-216951.jpegOne of our ‘go to’ breakfast meal plans consists of Oatmeal, Toast, Yogurt and a Banana.

We make larger batches of oatmeal and then heat them up each morning as we need them.

We prefer the Sultana raisins over Thompson because they plump up nicely. This is also why we put them in with the boiling water, so they’ll get nice and juicy.

By adding the eggs, the oatmeal seems to be more satisfying and we don’t feel hungry as quickly.

Here is our recipe for Eggy Oatmeal :

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What’s for dinner?

Prior to J’s heart attack he did all the grocery shopping but after being released from the hospital he had to take it easy. All the walking that’s required to shop is a lot for someone recovering so I had to take over. Previously he was quite the foodie and loved to eat well but now we had to completely overhaul what and how he ate. We now had to keep in mind his diabetes (low sugar)  PLUS a heart smart diet (low-fat, low salt).

Reducing sugar and fat are not too difficult since so many packaged foods focus on these but almost all packaged/processed food is too high in salt. J had been advised to have less that 2300 mg of sodium (approx. 1 teaspoon). We now had to read all product labels and it was shocking to see the amount of salt in canned and packaged foods. Even foods that say “no salt added” still contain amounts often too high for the serving size (more on this coming soon).

Here’s our initial grocery listing:  Continue reading “What’s for dinner?”