Pre-MF I made steel cut oats, which is the most unprocessed form of oatmeal. You can find it in the store as Irish oats and the recipe is on the box. I still cook it for my husband and it is simple: 4 cups water to 1 cup oats. I put the leftovers in the fridge and it lasts him for 2-3 more days. He just scoops out what he wants, mixes it with some milk and a little brown sugar, puts it in the microwave and poof - breakfast. And I only cook it twice a week.
But I love shredded wheat, too!..
Oh I loved cooking steel cut oats! I would buy from the bulk area in one of our local health food stores, and I'd cook up a few days worth in a crockpot and make pre-measured individual servings and store in the fridge.
I can't wait until I can have that again! I do miss it! Oatmeal that you can chew hehe!..
I also love steel cut vs instant. Very easy to make in a microwave and far more filling IMHO. Congrats on getting to transition!..
Sandy - how did you do yours in a crockpot? Each time I've tried it, the oats stuck and it cooked so unevenly. For me, it has been easier to do it on the stove. It only takes 20 minutes to cook after I add the oats to the boiling water. And I add cinnamon, clove and allspice and a bit of wheat or oat bran for some extra fiber. I miss my oatmeal..
You might also like any of the Arrowhead Mills hot cereals, Uncle Sam, and some of the Kashi cereals are low carb and high fiber (gotta watch the sugar on some of them)..
Check out the transition and maintenance forum. You will pick up some good info there and not have to torture the 5&1'ers with discussion of things they can't eat...
Oh THANK YOU De I did enjoy a nice paper bowl of blueberry cement this afternoon though! (just kidding mostly because I'm one of the few who seems to actually LIKE the oatmeal....but then, I've almost always had oatmeal for breakfast).
P.S. to the OP, why wouldn't regular oatmeal be as fast? I always made it in the microwave and you get the whole grain benefit of rolled oats compared to instant. Steel cut oats are a different cooking story though...