Oatmeal is definitely one of my favorite breakfast foods, and fabulous on these winter mornings!
besides being delicious and comforting, its also nutritious!
Besides being a Whole Grain its chock-full of soluble fiber, which may decrease your "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and increase the "good stuff" (HDL), decreasing your risk of heart disease, as well moderate blood sugar levels.
I love all types of oats-from steel-cut to irish style, to just plain rolled oats. But, be careful of those Quaker Instant Oat Packets-they're loaded with extra sugar. Make yours at home, to make it more nutritious and cheaper!!
I buy mine in bulk, organic, and make it on the stove-top, (2-3 parts water to 1 part oats). Then I sweeten it with stevia, and mix in all sorts of things, such as:
Chia + Amazing Grass Oats
Pumpkin Oats with Cinnamon
Not pictured, but also loved:
- Overnight Oats
- Oats with Nut-butter
- Fresh Fruit
- Flax seed (ground to make sure you get all the o-3s!)
- Cocoa Powder
and my new addition to the breakfast grain family-Kamut! Thanks to Chocolate Covered Katie's Blended grain inspiration, I picked this little guy up from Whole Foods! (also check out her amazing oatmeal recipes!! )
Do you like oatmeal? Have any favorite recipes you'd like to share??