Pacific Organic Steel-Cut Oatmeal + Meal Planning

Pacific Organic Ready to Eat Steel-Cut Oatmeal is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. | happyfitmama.comThis post in sponsored by Pacific Foods in partnership with Mambo Sprouts. All opinions are my own.

My love for oatmeal is no secret.

It’s something that I eat every single day no matter what the temperature is. A couple of years ago I switched to steel cut oats because it has a higher protein count and has more of a chewier texture that I like. While I love all oats, steel cut makes me feel satisfied longer. Which, let’s be honest, no one needs to see me hangry.

I always make time for breakfast but there’s some mornings when things get a little hectic. Like when I want to run JUST ONE MORE MILE to get the perfect sunrise pic or my daughter is having a I don’t like any of my clothes right now (Yes, she’s 6. I can’t wait for the tween and teen years) moment as I frantically throw clothes at her to put on. Some mornings, breakfast needs to be portable and eaten at my desk when I get to work.

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Thankfully, I usually have a few minutes before my first round of clients/patients roll in. On those days, I’m thankful for Pacific Organic Steel-Cut Oatmeal. It comes in a convenient ready to eat package and is ready in 2 minutes flat. Packed with protein, fiber, and heart-healthy whole grains, it’s made just like you would at home by slow cooking steel-cut oats to maintain their homemade taste, hearty texture, and nutrition.

I love the unsweetened plain to add my own favorite toppings. Chia seeds, banana, blueberries and of course, a big scoop of almond butter are a must.

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Other great flavors are Apples and Cinnamon, Chia and Flax, and Maple and Brown Sugar. They are all delicious and perfect for the whole family. My kids, who usually don’t like the texture of steel-cut oats, even like all the flavors.

I like to eat oatmeal as a pre-race breakfast. These would be absolutely perfect for a quick race morning fuel especially if you are staying at a hotel or need to take your fuel on the go with you.

It’s Sunday, so it’s meal planning time. Here’s what’s for dinner this week:

Sunday: Grilled Salmon + veggies

Monday: Black Bean & Quinoa Veggie Burger + roasted sweet potato fries

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Crispy Chicken Carnitas

Wednesday: Pick your egg + green smoothies (busy soccer night!)

Thursday: Peanut Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Friday: Homemade Pizza Night

Saturday: Spicy Fish Taco Bowls

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

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