Cracked Wheat and Cracked Rye

The Christmas season is officially in full swing! Christmas is my favorite holiday of all time! This morning I am jamming to the Holiday Tradition channel on XM Radio and am planning on doing a little Christmas shopping and decorating later today! I slept in much later then planned today, I must have been wiped out from Thanksgiving with the family and my 6am Walmart shopping yesterday.

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For breakfast today I decided to try a little twist to my usual oatmeal. It was a mixture of oats, cracked wheat, cracked rye, peanut butter and banana.

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Last night I put 1/4 cup of Red River Cracked Wheat and Rye Cereal in 3/4 cup of milk in my fridge and let it soak overnight to soften it up so I wouldn’t have to spend 5 minutes cooking it on the stovetop this morning. When I woke up I added 1/4 cup of oatmeal to the mix and stuck it in the microwave for about a minute and a half.

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The result was this delicious chewy and nutty mixture!

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I added 1 Tbsp of my favorite crunchy Valencia peanut butter and 1/2 of a banana.

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I read on the box that this cereal also included flax seed, but when looking at the actual cereal I noticed that the seeds were whole and not ground. From what I’ve learned in my nutrition classes, you don’t get the omega-3 benefits from whole flax seed, it has to be ground so that your body can absorb it. So I added 1 Tbsp of ground flax seed to my mixture for good measure!

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Check out what I found at my Jewel! Chocolate Peppermint Stick Soymilk! In the spirit of Christmas I couldn’t pass it up and added some to my coffee this morning. It was SO delicious, the perfect festive touch to my breakfast! The box even recommends heating it up and adding whipped cream and a peppermint stick, yum!

Is anyone else as excited for the Christmas season as I am? Have a great Saturday and stay warm!

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