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Quick Strawberries and Cream Healthy Oatmeal

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Sadly, too many of us miss it.  Thanks to this little baby, I am no longer one of those people.  A quick and creamy healthy oatmeal recipe, full of flavor and low on sugar.  Now I am full and happy.

Strawberry and Cream Oatmeal. https://girlandthekitchen.com
I was one of those awful people who never ate breakfast.  I would grab my coffee and run out of the house.  Hubs would yell at me and tell me that’s why I am not seeing the results I want…and that’s why I’m always sick…bla bla bla…

I ignored him and that hunger that reared its ugly head around 10am and by 11am I was ready to eat lunch, dinner, a white chocolate mocha, a quarter pounder with cheese…and a diet coke.  I also found myself over eating for the rest of the day.

What they say happens to be true… if you do not set yourself up the right way in the morning the rest of your day is bound to be an epic fail.  In my case it typically is.

A quick and creamy healthy oatmeal recipe, full of flavor and low on sugar.

Back in July of last year when I decided to eat more and weigh less (it works I promise) I devoted myself to having a healthy and filling meal at every meal time, breakfast was no exception.  My only issue was time.

I am NOT a morning person.  AT ALL.

I enjoy waking up for early morning flights to fun destinations and I have to wake up for my munchkin because she needs me.  Other than that.  No thank you morning.  Keep your earliness to yourself!

However, like the rest of us normal people I do have a job I go to…and my mornings start at 6:30am.  Somehow by the time I have dressed, washed, changed outfits, dressed the munchkin, packed our lunches, changed outfits again, there is no time for breakfast.

While I do get my food all dolled up on the weekends, like mine and hubs favorite Salmon Eggwich.

Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon from the Girl and The Kitchen

The weekdays are for easy things, like smoothies and oats.

So I came up with this little miracle breakfast out of necessity to eat and to do so quickly.  Plus it’s absolutely delicious.  Did you know I will not eat gross tasting food?  No I absolutely will not.  I have a physical repulsion to it.  I start gagging and dry heaving…it’s not pretty.

This is strawberries and cream oatmeal.

A quick and creamy healthy oatmeal recipe, full of flavor and low on sugar.

I was inspired by that gross powdery sugary stuff that comes in packets.  You know the one, with that smug old dude in the weird hat on the front.

I secretly loved the stuff.  I couldn’t help it!  It was just so freaking delicious!  Like YUM!  But if you bother to look at the back and see how much sugar there is on there…it’s a bit scary.  Also, right on the front it says ARTIFICIALLY FLAVORED.

You know what scares me?  People are so immune to seeing the term “artificial” the big companies do not even have try to hide it in some fancy marketing ploy.  They put it right there on the front and we just glaze over it and see the pretty shiny staged photo and throw it in our carts.  Take a moment and think about that.  Stop the madness!!! These strawberries guys, they are NOT real.  At all.  Not even freeze-dried.  They are man-made in some factory by a scientist.  Yes your adorable strawberries are fake.  Just let that sink in.

These however are not…

A quick and creamy healthy oatmeal recipe, full of flavor and low on sugar.

I mean I am not some insane health freak…I downed plenty of buffalo wings in my carnivore times.  And I do on occasion love indulging in some fries or burgers or pizza.  Mmmmm pizza.

I digress, as usual.

BUT under no circumstances do I want to eat artificially flavored and colored fake food on a daily basis.

So again out out of my necessity for clean, quick and delicious food…this little baby was born.  In fact, that’s how most of my food is born.  And honestly guys, I LOVE IT… like seriously I look forward to it every morning.  OMG it’s like dessert good.  I can make this at home or at the work office in no time.  For breakfast or lunch or when I am super desperate and working late, for a depressing and lonely office dinner.  #Winning.

I took 1/4 cup of instant steel cut oats, I really like the McCann’a brand but honestly any brand will do.

A quick and creamy healthy oatmeal recipe, full of flavor and low on sugar.

And then I added 3 sliced strawberries, 1 stevia packet…you can use sugar or anything else…or nothing else.  I prefer it sweet.  Then I add 1/4 cup of water and 3 tbsp of whole milk, almond milk or my favorite coconut milk.  That’s the creamy part.  That’s it guys.  That’s all that goes in there.

A quick and creamy healthy oatmeal recipe, full of flavor and low on sugar.

Nuke it for 1 and a half minutes and you are done.  Give it a good mix when it comes out of the microwave and take a nice long whiff.   Good stuff huh?  Let it cool!  Hot oatmeal sucks.  I practically got third degree burns when this stuff boiled over on my hand.  LET. IT. COOL.  That’s a pro tip guys.  Let that baby chill out, the residual heat in oatmeal is ridiculous.

The munchkin was actually quite impressed with this as well.  And proceeded to eat ALL OF MINE.  Glad it only takes me another 2 minutes to whip it up real quick 🙂

I like to pair this up with a good 2 eggwhite spinach omelette and my coffee and I feel full for HOURS.  BTW…have you seen my tutorial for an omelette?  Cuz it’s a great one!

How to Make the Perfect Omelette. https://girlandthekitchen.com


Happy CLEAN Eating!

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Quick Strawberries and Cream Healthy Oatmeal

Quick Strawberries and Cream Healthy Oatmeal

  • Author: Mila Furman
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


A quick and creamy healthy oatmeal recipe, full of flavor and low on sugar.


  • 1/4 cup Instant Steel Cut Oats
  • 3 medium sized strawberries (de-stemmed and sliced thinly)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 stevia packet or any other sweet additive (honey, sugar, etc)
  • 3 tbsp whole milk (almond milk or coconut milk.)


  1. Combine everything in a microwave safe container
  2. Heat in microwave for 2 minutes on high (may need to adjust time depending on strength of microwave)
  3. Remove CAREFULLY as it will be very hot, stir and let stand for 5 minutes until cool enough to eat.
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast



Strawberry and Cream Oatmeal. https://girlandthekitchen.com

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  1. I love this Mila! I get fed up of quick oats quickly, esepcially the flavoured ones and start eating not so good stuff for breakfast for convenience! my husband loves eating oats and I can make it yummier for me too… Breakfast is going to change!! 😀

  2. I used to never eat breakfast, too… And even now, I’m struggling with breakfast ideas. This oatmeal looks delicious! Will try it! Pinned!

  3. Girl… I’m totally with you – I am SO not a morning person either! I also was terrible about eating breakfast before running out the door, and like you, I was a bottomless pit by late morning! Oatmeal is great because it doesn’t take a lot to feel full, and strawberries and cream is my kind of oatmeal! Thanks for the incredible breakfast, my dear 🙂

    Btw, that Eggwich and Omelette totally has my stomach grumbling!

    1. Thanks honey!!! Lately my breakfast is a giant smoothie full of greens and fruits! It keeps me full for hours!

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