Eating Healthy at Work
My son and co-author works at the Staples corporate HQ in Framingham, MA. Eating mostly whole plants as I do, he has his morning routine finely tuned to provide him all the calories and nutrients required by his super-active lifestyle.
Pictured here with his wife, Lisa, these two “poster children” for healthy eating burn 4,000 calories or more per day when they’re biking, hiking or skiing. After learning to enjoy oatmeal in the morning at my house, Jason developed his own recipe and morning regimen for this all-important oatmeal course at work. In his own words…
Bring the following to work:
- add 1 cup of dried oats into a large bowl
- add 1 tablespoon of ground flax on top of oats
- cover the oats with 1-2 cups of unsweetened nut milk (of your choice) and/or water to soak
- add 1-2 cups of berries into a separate bowl
- walnuts (leave a bag in your office)
- cinnamon (leave the shaker in your office)
Cook at work (find a microwave or eat it cold):
Note: I like my oatmeal warm and it also gives me an excuse to take a walk to the café microwave to stretch my legs.
- cook oats for 90 seconds (without adding anything yet)
- pour berries on top
- add 5-10 small pieces of walnuts (careful with the nuts – they are high in fat)
- sprinkle some cinnamon on top
- mix together and enjoy!
Final word from J. Morris Hicks: If you’re interested in seeing my own version of this great meal, click here for my Sailors Daily Oatmeal…which I eat cold and love it.
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