Now, since I don't eat oatmeal and it's getting chilly out i'm looking for an alternative. I used to heat up grape nuts or kashi with soy milk. Some of you may know that during my 1 st & 2 nd attempts of phase 2, I was eating grape nuts or kashi's 7 grain nuggets. While these products contain healthy grains and no sugar, they are also highly processed. (a discussion with my doctor helped me to fully comprehend that fact).
So what could I do? Give up a warm meal? After much contemplation, I found a healthy whole grain alternative. I take brown rice (already cooked) and heat it up with soy milk (unsweetened), vanilla (i found a natural vanilla extract in the health food store) and a dash of cinnamon. It tastes almost like rice pudding!