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Summer oatmeal

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Yes, I eat oatmeal in the summer! This is my 'go to' breakfast trend at the moment. It's easy, quick, nutritious, low cal! and most important...filling. This morning I added 1 cup of (organic) strawberries and 1/2 cup of blueberries. No added sugar, no added milk. The oatmeal is 100 calories. The strawberries are 46 calories and the blueberries are about 40 calories.

A great breakfast,,,under 200 calories!


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    I have some form of oatmeal almost every day. Sometimes the "regular" oatmeal flakes (not the instant stuff) of oats, or wheat, or other types of grains. Here the bio store (organics & fair trade items) has a wide variety of different "flocons"; my current one is einkorn. Sometimes I switch to steel cut oats, or actually the whole groats because I can't get steel cut here. So I buy the whole groats and run them through my spice grinder to break them up a bit. Not quite steel cut oats but good enough. I've also had buckwheat as a morning cereal, which is a different flavor and texture. I always use soy milk to cook whichever hot cereal.

And, of course, adding fruit is a must!

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PATTIE441 7/14/2013 9:58AM

    Oh, I love it girl! You are awesome! Woo Hoo! I also like canned pumpkin in my oatmeal with some pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon....mmmmmmm emoticon emoticon You rock! Wonderful blog! Woo Hoo! You go girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KPETSCHE 7/13/2013 11:35PM

    Love oatmeal, too! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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ALLIECAT26 7/11/2013 10:58AM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love oatmeal, too. I make the recipe from the Sparkpeople cookbook. I mix oatmeal, ground flax seed, cinnamon, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts. It's over 200 calories, but it fills me up. Oh, I also add 30 cal. Silk milk. emoticon

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RORYLYONS 7/11/2013 1:31AM

    Yum a hot cup of oatmeal with blueberries or strawberries emoticon starts my day..It is healthy & delish.

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IRONBESS 7/10/2013 11:20PM

    I eat oatmeal year around too. Looks like a lot of us do. I like the old fashioned or steel cut oats with a little unsweetened soy or almond milk, sometimes a tbsp of chopped or sliced nuts, some fruit, and occasionally add a tbsp of hemp seed or chia, flavor it with cinnamon once in awhile for a change of pace too. It keeps me going!

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MERRYMARY42 7/10/2013 7:54PM

    I had oats today too, 1/2 cup blueberries, splenda and i cup of milk, so good, and filling

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DEBIGENE 7/10/2013 6:13PM

    I can eat oatmeal any time of year also. I love fresh fruit in it too.

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BARBIEE52 7/10/2013 4:56PM

    Thanks for sharing. I also love oatmeal. In winter when fresh fruit is hard to come by, I love cinnamon (with just a very small amount of sugar) in it. Otherwise I love just about all kinds of fruit in it. emoticon

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SLJWATTS 7/10/2013 11:46AM

    My entire family are oatmeal people, but I have never been able to get it down... jealous...

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PDSLIM 7/10/2013 10:48AM

    I cook with oatmeal. Good way to add good carbs & bulk to anything - as soup.
Or make own trail mix with oatmeal flakes, nuts, raisins, etc

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DONNABRIGHT 7/10/2013 10:04AM

    I so love oatmeal - it is one of my comfort foods. I often add raspberries and blackberries. You're so right - nothing else needed and it is yummy!

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EMMACORY 7/10/2013 9:57AM

    Sounds good. I just started eating oatmeal. It was on the Spark Solution plan and I discovered that I could eat it. Still not my favorite but at least it is on the list now! emoticon

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FARIS71 7/10/2013 9:52AM

    Great reminder!!

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EVIE4NOW 7/10/2013 9:51AM

  Love oatmeal. Switch mine up with chopped apples or raspberries. Almost always add cinnamon for the blood sugar levels.

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