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Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets and an Update on Bariatric Surgery Preparations

Homemade Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets - This recipe will show you how to make your own instant rolled oats oatmeal packets at a fraction of the cost of store bought packets. If you use gluten-free oats, you will have gluten free oatmeal, too. Perfect for breakfast, in the morning, or any time of day! Makes about 20 packets.

Scroll down for the recipe for my homemade (sort of) healthy oatmeal packets. First, an update on my process towards bariatric surgery: I have so many fears about my upcoming gastric sleeve surgery, but most of all, I fear that I will fail. I fear that I will not be able to maintain the weight loss and that all my hard work will be for nothing as I balloon back up to my current weight. I did not do very well in my “physician supervised weight loss” and actually gained weight the first three months. I’ve been doing better since month … Read more

Whole Day Food Plans for Toddlers

For several weeks, I’ve been promising you some whole day food plans for your toddler, and here they are. I compiled all of these menus from the preschoolers area of MyPyramid.gov. Toddler Menu #1 Breakfast 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal, mixed with 1/2 banana cut into slices (before cooking) The other 1/2 of the banana 1/2 cup milk (at this point in their lives, it’s okay to start offering low fat dairy options) Snack 1/2 slice of bread 1/2 large orange Lunch A taco – 1 small tortilla wrapped around a filling of 1/4 cup salad greens, 2 tablespoons chopped … Read more