Photo from Kath Eats, undoubtedly the queen of all healthy living bloggers and oatmeal photographers... check out her Tribute to Oatmeal!
You know when you come to the end of a jar of delicious nut butter, and you've scraped and scraped with your little knife, but there are still plenty of bits of nutty goodness that just won't come up outta there? Inevitably, you recycle the thing, sadly wasting some small tablespoon of goodness still trapped inside. This is where Oats in a Jar come in! You simply whip up a batch of old-fashioned oats, but instead of pouring them into a bowl, you pour them into your almost-empty nut butter jar. The heat from the oats melts the peanut/almond/cashew butter from the sides of the jar, helped along by your spoon, and every bite is full of salty-sweet, protein-rich deliciousness. Better yet, this breakfast is uber portable, and saves you from washing a gummy oatmeal bowl... you simply rinse and recycle! Your grandparents would be proud of this kind of depression-era resourcefulness and frugality, and the oatmeal really is especially healthy and delish. This is one of those "duh" ideas that you just need someone else to point out to you sometimes. So, thank you, oatmeal-obsessed bloggers, this is one tip I will keep (you can keep your tempeh melts though. mama likes her bacon.).
Stay tuned for part four, wherein I reveal the sexiest show on television (and it doesn't have to do with any Housewives).