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ILOVEHIMALWAYS
Posts: 19
4/8/10 1:42 P

I just made a batch of porridge in the crockpot with steel cut oats, rye barley, flax seeds, grated apples, cinnamon and vanilla. I will eat some everyday this week. It's good when you can prepare it ahead of time. And it's a good source of fiber, carbs and protein. I add a little vanilla protein poweder to my bowl right before I eat.



SKFLUFFY7
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4/8/10 1:29 P

Well for me oatmeal is good for those who like it...but I don't like it so I have to eat something else.



GETRESULTSMDMEE
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4/8/10 1:17 P

great choice



MERRIAM214
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4/8/10 1:14 P

Great choice! I love it!



DAYANAND1
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4/8/10 12:38 P

Excellent choice. Ad a handfull of mixed berries, YUM emoticon



HIPPIEFREAK66
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4/8/10 11:46 A

i like it



LAUREN129
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4/8/10 11:28 A

I love oatmeal for breakfast (or really any meal) too! I eat steel cut oats with dried cherries and a few chopped up almonds. YUUUM! Just like anything, it does need to fit into the amount of calories you are aiming for per day, but I think its a great alternative to something like, say, a doughnut, or even a bagel.



ZOOYNEWT
Posts: 121
4/8/10 11:26 A

I love my oatmeal with a little bit of brown sugar! But I can't get the 1 min oats... they are funny...




SPICYTLB
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4/8/10 11:24 A

Good, it keeps u full



YELLOWDAHLIA
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4/8/10 11:03 A

Oatmeal is an excellent food choice!



PIBBLELVR
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4/8/10 10:52 A

thank you all so much!



CLWALDRO
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4/7/10 7:06 P

Oatmeal I think is Good
Just be careful not to load it up with allot of extra calories by adding milk and sugar emoticon



MO_ROSES
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4/7/10 6:51 P

I love oatmeal for breakfast. I find that it really helps me to stay full until lunch. My favorite is to have the little packets of instant oatmeal and add in a fruit, like blueberries, into the oatmeal and then nuke it all together. Delicious!!!



DAYANAND1
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4/7/10 6:50 P

5 days per week: 1/2 cup oatmeal, handfull of mixed berries, 1 tbls. ground flax seed, 1 tbls. wheat germ, 1 tbls. bee pollen, 1 tsp. cinnamon. Might be bit much for a lot of folks (around 700 calories), but I work out6 days per week, 3 with weights, 3 with cardio and martial arts 2 nights per week. emoticon



ARDUBS
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4/7/10 6:38 P

I don't know where I would be without oatmeal for breakfast - it is what I eat Mondays through Fridays because it is so quick and easy! I really enjoy Quaker High Fiber instant oatmeal in Cinnamon Swirl... it keeps me full all the way to lunch time (which is from 5:45 to 11:50 for me). I also enjoy steel cut oats that I make on Sunday nights and portion out to eat each morning.. very handy!



PTCAKES
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4/7/10 4:51 P

I look forward to my oatmeal for breakfast. It is the best. I used to put in maple syrup, but lately I've been eating it plain. It really sticks with me.



CYBERDANIEL4
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4/7/10 3:48 P

Quick Cook steel cut are a great base for a solid breakfast…and hard to find!



EMI412
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4/7/10 3:46 P

"good" and "bad" all depends on your particular needs and goals... but I say good! It's a great whole grain, lots of fiber, relatively high in protein for a "carb" breakfast! I like to cook 1/2 c. steel-cut oats and add milk, a few walnuts, and a tiny bit of maple syrup.



HTECKIM
Posts: 166
4/7/10 2:19 P

Good to me!



LETOVERN
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4/7/10 1:25 P

Oatmeal is a great way to start the day. I use real sugar in mine--nothing worse than fake sugar [to me].



SUNQWEEN21
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4/7/10 1:00 P

I have oatmeal (NOT instant packets) every morning. It starts my day out right and sets me on the right path. I add wheat germ and ground flax to it. I alternate between no sugar added applesauce and vanilla protein powder also.



EARTHTONED84
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4/7/10 12:57 P

Love love LOVE oatmeal for breakie! I like to add different things to mix into it to keep it interesting. Fruit, nuts, yogurt, peanut butter, you name it, I've mixed it in :)


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INTRIGUING1
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4/7/10 12:55 P

It's the best.



BRIGHT_WRITER
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4/7/10 12:52 P

I eat Quaker's Weight Control packaged oatmeal. I love the Maple and Brown Sugar, although when I make it at work, my co-workers think that I'm either eating pancakes or that the oatmeal is incredibly sweet, and it isn't. Only 1 gram of sugar. I mix blueberries or walnuts or almonds in mine.



MOMMYWHOEATS
Posts: 166
4/7/10 12:49 P

I enjoy oatmeal for breakfast...its a hearty breakfast that sticks to your ribs and keeps you full because of the grains that are in it! But make sure you watch how many packets (if instant) you eat because they do add up quick!



WINNINGITALL
Posts: 16
4/7/10 12:40 P

Yum, Oatmeal most mornings here. I chop up an apple, add some cinnamon and a splash of water. Microwave for 2 minutes, then add to my oatmeal while cooking. Some Craisins add in are good too. Also good is some regular pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice added to the oatmeal. The possibilities are endless.



PKTREKGIRL
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4/7/10 11:54 A

I love oatmeal for breakfast. Filling and it's really good for you.



SHARIJERRY
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4/7/10 11:37 A

I love it - I mix my with vanilla soy milk and add some fruit to it



JANET0116
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4/7/10 10:51 A

oh yeah, and I make mine with almond milk too - gives it a nice subtle flavor



FANTASTIC731
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4/7/10 10:50 A

Love it! It brought my cholestrol down a BUNCH of points! :)



GOGONOLA
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4/7/10 10:37 A

So good.

I love it made with milk instead of water, with peanut butter and banana added.



SHIRLS2010
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4/7/10 10:36 A

Is it necessary to cook the oats? Or can I just soak them overnight in milk or yoghurt?



MAREBEAR53
Posts: 116
4/7/10 10:35 A

Tastes nasty.



BIKERBABYZ
Posts: 2,254
4/7/10 10:34 A

LOVE oatmeal for breakfast!

I add wheat germ, and fresh cut up fruit... although lately I am stuck on mandarin slices w/ craisins in it w/ the wheat germ... YUMM!



ANTIONETTEG
Posts: 125
4/7/10 10:28 A

great very filling love it w blueberries



C-MERRIE11
Posts: 734
4/7/10 10:20 A

Great! So super filling, especially with topped with yogurt or with peanut butter



KFORGIE
Posts: 800
4/7/10 10:03 A

All good! I add fresh blueberries usually and sometimes craisins. You'll stay full until lunch time!



TWINMOM01
Posts: 189
4/7/10 9:46 A

I eat oatmeal about 4-5x a week for breakfast - I eat steel cut oats - you are right plain oats are the best - the less processed they are the better.

I also eat 2 hard boiled egg whites to balance out the carb/protien/fat ratios

Go ahead and add in some fruit - great source of antioxidents...just be aware that many fruit are high in carbs due to the natural sugars - but since you would be eating it for breakfast you have all day to utilize that energy source.

I eat on average 120-130 g carbs on a daily basis so definately a lower carb eating style...



JANET0116
Posts: 671
4/7/10 9:03 A

I eat relatively low carb (around 140 g/day) and I still enjoy oatmeal for breakfast. I add flax and berries usually - oh and cinnamon. yum



DEVENIRBELLE
Posts: 441
4/7/10 9:01 A

Good! Add raisins!



CHASITY1984
Posts: 45
4/7/10 8:52 A

Very good and filling. It will most likely stick with you till lunch time.



BREEZE2356
Posts: 639
4/7/10 8:28 A

I eat oatmeal every morning with brown sugar. I love it. I also have a piece of whole wheat bread with 2 pieces of bacon with a cup of green tea.

Breeze



PIBBLELVR
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4/7/10 8:24 A

Hey all, I've been eating a low-carb diet for a long time now, so I'm having to relearn a lot. I love oatmeal, so I eat one serving every day for breakfast. I do quick oats, not the kind in the packets, so it's just plain oatmeal. One serving (1/2 dry) with 1 tsp splenda/brown sugar blend. I love it! I'm just wondering, is this a good habit to get into? I've also been thinking about cutting up berries or other fruits and adding them, instead of the brown sugar. But really, I'm a brown sugar girl at heart. :)

Any thoughts would be appreciated!

Thanks!

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