Well, I def. didn’t make it to school this morning….I was up most of the night and then when that alarm went off at 6 I just couldn’t do it…so i called my chef professor and told her I was sick and that I couldn’t make it today. She knew I was sick because I told her my throat hurt yesterday and I do have a doctor’s note so I won’t be penalized for not being there but I still feel bad not going!! When I finally got back out of bed at 8:15 I made a bowl of scottish oats with peanut butter and banana. Nice and easy on the ol’ throat…good thing I love oatmeal! The crappy part is that these painkillers are sort of killing my hunger as well but I know I need to get something in my stomach so I only could force down half of the bowl right now. SO unlike me. I made some herbal cinnamon tea as well to help soothe my throat.
For all of you guys wondering (I’ve had a few questions about this), there IS a difference between scottish oats and regular “american” oats. Scottish oats are much thicker and larger…often times called “jumbo porridge oats” or just “jumbo oats”. They are the same calories as Quaker Old Fashioned, with 150 for a half cup serving, but I think they are much more satisfying, particularily because of their size! They really fill up my bowl and provide a good, chewy texture that I seem to crave. I go back and forth with these and steel-cut oats…buying one at the grocery store one week and then alternating a few weeks later just to switch things up. I like to make Swiss Oatmeal with scottish oats by combining them with a little milk the night before along with walnuts and dried fruit then mixing in greek yogurt and honey in the morning (see recipe in recipes section). Overall—I just love oats!
Sorry ahead of time if today my food is sort of boring…..I’m just going to be eating soft, comforting, “sick” food so it won’t be like my usual fare at all. 🙁
I only ate half of this….coming in at around 205 calories. 🙁 I’ll try again later.