When I was a kid, my mom used to make me cream of wheat in any color I wanted! She'd put food coloring in it and we'd get to stir it with the brown sugar in it to make it our color. Pour a little milk over it and a glass of juice and that was breakfast. My kids aren't as fond of cream of wheat as I was, but I'm still trying.
I don't color my hot cereal any more, but I still like it, but a bit differently now. It's so simple and a nice warm filling way to start the day.
Peanut Butter Cream of Wheat
aka: Banana soup according to O-man
3 Tablespoons of cream of wheat
1/2 - 3/4 cup boiling water
1 Tablespoon of Peanut Butter
1 cup of skim milk
Measure the cream of wheat into a bowl, add peanut butter and slowly pour in hot water, stirring the whole time. The peanut butter will melt as the cream of wheat thickens with the hot water. Slice banana on top and pour as much of the milk on top as you like. The rest of the milk is to drink or add to your morning coffee. About 300 calories for a warm and filling breakfast, not too shabby! If you find yourself hungry after only a short time, try adding some ground flax seed.
It never fails that if I start my day off healthy, I eat much healthier the rest of the day. How do you start your day?
Peace be with you,