Thursday, March 11, 2010

Instant Oatmeal Packets

I got this idea from one of my favorite food blogs, Vegan Lunchbox. And it's one of those "why didn't I think of that," simple awesome ideas. Because I like variety, I separated my instant oats into three containers. Each one got a nice scoop of ground flax and dried fruits and nuts.

Pear, raisin, walnuts, cinnamon & sugar

Strawberry (freeze-dried), blueberry (dried) & almonds

Cranberry & almond

Now when I get my lunch together for work, I scoop about 1/2 a cup of one of the mixtures into a snack-sized zip-top baggie and take it with me. It's a great breakfast or a filling mid-afternoon snack. And I haven't done the math, but probably cheaper than the packets. And less stuff I don't want.


  1. That's a pretty good idea. Do you add milk to it and nuke then?

  2. Hot water from the water cooler. It cooks up on its own after a minute or two.