Steel Cut Oats, More Waffles, Taco Soup

Thrive Tortilla SoupGrowing up my mom would make oatmeal for breakfast and I hated it. Despised it. I would NOT eat it. I am very mindful of my experience as a child and allow my children to listen to their body when it comes to food and eating. We have healthy food available and not a lot of junk. Especially these days. Yesterday my kiddos were snacking on Thrive fuji apples and freeze dried peach slices. I am confident they are getting the good vitamins and minerals they need.

That was a tangent all to say that this morning I made organic steel cut oats for breakfast. I have grown up and enjoy steel cut oats with lots of cinnamon, brown sugar, maple syrup and raisins, oh butter too and cream if I have it. Maybe not so grown up or healthy when I am through topping it but so good. And I am eating oatmeal!!

I wanted to video the natural leavened waffles. The process of mixing up the batter. So for lunch today I had some brown rice flour, naturally leavened and ready to make into waffles. You can view the video at the end of this post. I love, love, love these waffles with maple syrup, grade B is best, and butter. My Reese and Gigi had them after school.  It worked out perfect.

Tonight I made taco soup for dinner. In January I bought three huge, Costco size bags of Tostitos, they were on coupon for $1.99 a bag! Yeah! Those are great for storage. At the time I wasn’t thinking about living on my food storage. Tortilla chips make taco soup so much more taco-y. This is the stinking easiest soup ever. All I did was eyeball how much water I wanted in my largest pot. To that I added 1 cup Thrive ground beef,  1/3 cup Thrive freeze dried chopped onions, 1 cup Thrive freeze dried corn, 1 cup cook pinto beans from last week, 1 can green chilis, 1 can black beans, 1 can of diced tomatos blended smooth so Reese can’t identify them, and a 1/3 cup of taco seasoning, I let that simmer for about 30 minutes while I took Julz to viola. We ate it with Thrive freeze dried shredded cheese not rehydrated, we just sprinkled it on top of our soup dry. After a few minutes the cheese rehydrates and melts and by then the soup has cooled enough to eat. We then topped it with Tostitos. Everyone loved it! We have enough for left overs for lunch tomorrow.

So easy, so yummy, so Thrive.

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