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SHELBSYD SparkPoints: (38,719)
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2/27/11 9:34 A

I used 1/2 cup for multigrain and old fashion oatmeal
and 1/4 cup for steel cut oats.

Matter in fact, I'm having oatmeal for breakfast today! Yum!

CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (67,852)
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2/27/11 9:31 A

1/2 cup of dry old fashioned oats cooked (on the stove) with 1 cup of water.

I also add things to it. Sometimes I cut up 1/2 an apple and spice it up with cinnamon

other times I add 1/4 cup of canned pumpkin, a few raisins, all spice and sugar free maple syrup.

Usually these concoctions run between 250-350 calories depending on what I add.

RHPSHOW Posts: 43
2/27/11 9:25 A

One serving is a half cup at 150. I use Old Fashioned or Steel cut.

I do treat myself to packaged once in a while and stock up when it is on sale. I love Better Oats "Oat Revolution" in peaches and cream. It rings in at only 130 per pouch but has more sodium.

ANDREA409 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/27/11 8:55 A

I eat 1/2 cup per serving.

WANNABE64 SparkPoints: (14,043)
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2/27/11 8:18 A

I use 1 serving steel cut oatmeal f.or 150 calories

SYDNEY_GAL Posts: 1,609
2/27/11 12:32 A

My basic oatmeal mixture is 1/2 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats, 1 cup of water & 1 cup of skim milk. All soaked overnight in the fridge, before cooking in the microwave.

After cooking, I usually add some extra protein & fibre.
At the moment, I'm adding a Tb of natural bran, a Tb of peanut butter & some fruit (either blueberries or sliced banana)

Edited by: SYDNEY_GAL at: 2/27/2011 (04:56)
TACDGB Posts: 6,136
2/26/11 11:32 P

3/4 cup dry oatmeal, 1 tablespoon raisins, 2 teaspoons unsalted peanuts, 3 tablespoons of sugar free pancake syrup and 1/4 cup water.

2/26/11 8:05 P

I use steel cut oats -- 1/4 cup, dry.

FITWITHIN Posts: 25,656
2/26/11 8:03 P

1/2 cup dry

CATSDONTPRAY SparkPoints: (14,225)
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2/26/11 7:32 P

I use 1/2 c of old fashioned oats.

VASHLUVER1 Posts: 983
2/26/11 6:52 P

two bags of quaker oats

YELLOWDAHLIA SparkPoints: (94,861)
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2/26/11 5:05 P

I don't buy those packages.
I buy the big container of Quaker Oats.
I just make 1 serving for 150 cals.

PUNKYB830 Posts: 5,295
2/26/11 4:16 P

I have been just eating one pack and then I usually have milk or a smoothie with it.

JINXSTORM Posts: 6,719
2/26/11 4:01 P

3/4 c. old fashion oats

RUNNERGIRL574 Posts: 1,929
2/26/11 3:10 P

I rarely get the packets but when I do I usually use two for a meal. One just doesn't seem to fill me up.

I have been adding a mashed banana to some of my instant packets before I make it just to bulk it up a bit, very good (a bit like banana bread oatmeal I suppose)

PINKMONKEYS24 Posts: 228
2/26/11 3:08 P

I never use the packets hardly ever , they have added stuff like sugar. so, you get less but the same or more calories. Best to use whole grain oats and measure 1/2 a cup and add whatever you like to flavor it like banana, stevia, cinnamon, ect's more filling and less expensive that way.

I see alot of packets being only .33 of a cup ( sometimes a bit more ) but still the same calories or more (usually 160-170) where a .5 cup of whole grain is only 150cal for more oatmeal becuase it has nothing added to it, just oatmeal.

Edited by: PINKMONKEYS24 at: 2/26/2011 (15:12)
LVNGHTHLY SparkPoints: (0)
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2/26/11 12:50 P

I DO use the packets-- bought a big box from Sam's Club. The flavors that I get are anywhere from 130-160 calories per serving-- so I definitely use two packets if I'm having for a meal... if a snack I use one.

EARTHTONED84 SparkPoints: (12,841)
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2/26/11 12:16 P

If I have the instant oats then I just consume one packet (I think it is .5 cup dried). If I have it from a large container I either make enough for one serving from what it says on the box or if I am making it for more than just myself *which is rare* then I eyeball it and give myself a .5 to .75 cup of hot oatmeal. I like to add a teaspoon of all natural, organic peanut butter or a smidgen of sugar to give it some taste. Berries too!

THINEOWNSELF SparkPoints: (7,504)
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2/26/11 12:00 P

I use 1/2 cup of oatmeal (old fashioned, not the packets; 150 calories), and microwave it in a deep bowl. I also usually do it at 5 minutes @ 50% power--that seems to help the overflow issue, too.

In terms of add-ins, I'm a weirdo and usually make it savory (like a congee/jook), and stir in about 2/3 cup of frozen vegetables and flax seed or a raw egg with some soy sauce or nutritional yeast. A bowl of that is less than 300 calories, and keeps me full alllll the way until lunch. Most people can't get past the salty oatmeal thing, though :)

2/26/11 11:37 A

I use 1/3 cup rolled oats, with 2/3 cup water. It's a smallish serving, but I add a lot of stuff - fruit, nuts, etc.

SAHMINIL SparkPoints: (104)
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2/26/11 11:22 A

I like RAD062010 do not use the little microwavable oatmeal packets. I also feel that it costs to much.

I use 1/2 cup of the old fashioned or quick oats w/cup of water and just microwave it for about 3 minutes. As RAD062010 warned it needs to be in a DEEP bowl or it will be hot mess in the microwave.

For my oatmeal, when cooking in the microwave, I use a 1 qt bowl, even though it's only a cup of water and 1/2 cups of oats.

RAD062010 Posts: 453
2/26/11 10:02 A

I don't use the packets... too expensive and too much "stuff" mixed in.

It is very easy to microwave - just make sure that the bowl is big/deep enough that it does not overflow during cooking....That's a big hot mess to clean up for sure...LOL

Normal days - a scant 1/2 cup of dry oatmeal with 1-2 TB ground flax seed added in.

Days where I am not hungry or feel the need to make up for a transgression the previous day, 1/3 a cup.

2/26/11 9:55 A

In terms of packages do you have 1 or 2? I noticed the grams range a lot anywhere from 29g package to 40g, big difference. When using the plain oatmeal with nothing added do you do the 1/3 cup serving which is usually like 30-35 grams and around 130 cals, or do you double it up and do half cup?? I usually do the single serving cause i add a whole bunch of toppings, my oatmeal always had a full serving of fruit and a full tablespoon of nut butter like cashew, peanut, or almond butter.

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