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6/29/12 10:14 A

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a couple of raisins, a bit of cinnamon, and a few drops of honey

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6/28/12 8:31 A

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I had been eating Kashi instant oatmeal, but last week I finally made the switch to steel cut oats with nothing else added. I have been eating it with a couple tablespoons of almond butter melted in and raisins. It is fantastic and doesn't take that much longer than instant. This weekend I am going to try some different kinds. Maybe banana peanut butter, or apple raisin cinnamon.

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6/27/12 9:00 P

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with flax seedsjavascript:void(0)

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6/27/12 6:45 P

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There's a product on Dr Oz for sugar
Coconut palm sugar(just like the real thing for oatmeal....

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4/1/12 10:22 A

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Yup, instant oatmeal cannot compare, plus it's full of stuff we don't need.



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4/1/12 2:18 A

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Gotta be homemade and I like to use a little brown sugar, cinnamon, a tiny little 1/2 of a pat of butter and a splash of Silk... it's so yummy and if I have some dried apples or craisins it's good too.

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3/27/12 11:16 P

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steel cut with banana and walnuts

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3/27/12 3:29 A

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i llike my oatmeal with dates walnuts and rasins. It almost tastes like a cookie and is very filling.

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3/20/12 12:54 P

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I like mine with cinnamon and a splash of milk!

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3/18/12 11:24 P

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Plain with a small amount of cinnamon. Occasionally, to change it up a bit, I use a small amount of semi sweet chocolate chips, peanuts, and half a banana. Yummy!

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3/18/12 9:23 A

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i like my oatmeal with wheat germ soy milk

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3/17/12 11:56 A

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typically, plain. possibly with some raisins.

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3/14/12 6:15 P

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I make overnight oatmeal. I add soy milk or milk to rolled oats, dried cranberries and almonds and place it in the fridge overnight. In the morning I either eat it cold (in summer) or heat it on the stove in winter. It cuts the cooking time down, since I am not much of a morning person.

I have stopped sweetening my oatmeal. Took some time to get used to, but sugar on an empty stomach is a recipe for heartburn for me. Even natural sugars (honey, sucanat, etc).

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3/12/12 8:07 A

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Daily.

I usually eat one half cup each morning with cinnamon and flaxmeal, toppped with blueberries and a splash of almond milk. I mix in cooked pumpkin from time to time. I also like raw oatmeal with chia seeds, almond milk and half a banana which I soak overnight.

I just made baked oatmeal for a Girl Scout campout in a Dutch oven and might have made a few oatmeal converts.



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3/8/12 10:05 P

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I've been having oatmeal for most breakfasts for about a year and a half now. I think switching to oatmeal from cereal helped me lose about ten pounds before I became serious about losing weight and joined SparkPeople.

I usually make the same recipe (1 cup oatmeal, 1/4 cup raisins, 1 tsp cinnamon), but I have tried other variations. Poaching an egg in the oatmeal as it cooks is good, but I have to be more careful about following directions to make sure the egg is properly cooked. I love strawberries or raspberries, but they are more expensive don't keep as long as raisins. I wouldn't recommend apples because they don't cook as quickly as the oatmeal does, but apple sauce or some precooked apples should work well.

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6/21/11 11:45 P

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I'm planning to make Oatmeal in the morning for Breakfast. I'm not sure. Tell me which one is healthier. Or, it both options are healthier. I'm usking the Quaker Oats in the Canister. Not the instant.

~ Oatmeal, Raisins, Little Brown Sugar, Cinnamon
~ Oatmeal, Mashed Banana, Cinnamon, Brown Sugar
~ Oatmeal, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon,

It's all I have until I can go back to Walmart or Target again. Any other suggestions? I thought about making Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal whenever I get some apples. Someone said to use Green Apples. I want Oatmeal to be healthy but at the same time, I need something sweet in it for me to eat it. I don't like those Sweetners really. Cinnamon and just a 1/2 tablespoon is all I need. I don't really like Butter. If I add some it will be Earth Balance.



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6/21/11 10:23 P

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I mix 1/2 old fashioned oatmeal with 1 cup water, a tbls sliced almonds, and a pack of sweet n low in a tupperware container the night before work. Then I take the it to work in the morning and pop it in the microwave for about 2.5 minutes. Yum!

Edit to add: maple syrup sounds yummy instead of artificial sweetener!

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6/20/11 10:36 P

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6/20/11 3:08 P

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Sometimes I will cook a grated apple with it or else throw in some dried cranberries or walnuts. I find that I don't usually feel the need to add sugar but sometimes sweeten it with a little bit of maple syrup or brown sugar. I don't eat the instant stuff, it always looks really watery to me. I might have tried it once or twice but it looks gross.

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6/19/11 2:18 A

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I think I might actually start eating oatmeal again. These are some great ideas!

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6/16/11 9:46 P

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I love oatmeal. I make it (from the canister, not the gross little pouches with unknown chemical preservative and flavorings) with a little brown sugar and usually blueberries. Sometimes I pour a little milk over it. Sometimes I top it with a dollop of yogurt.

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6/15/11 11:26 A

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I love oatmeal - but a little variety is always good - I like to mix it up with some (fresh or dehydrated) dates, cranberries, pineapples, and fresh bananas, I use only almond milk (vanilla flavor) or Coconut Milk. I am trying to break the brown sugar habit - but it is very hard! I have used Agave Nectar instead - or Honey - but it is not the same...and ALWAYS with a piece of untoasted bread with peanut butter!
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6/14/11 10:00 A

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I normally eat the Kashi oatmeal and add raisins and walnuts.

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6/13/11 3:00 P

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I haven't done this in a long time, but it used to be my every-morning meal...

I don't get packaged oatmeal, it seems to taste more cardboard-y. I get thick-cut rolled oats from the bulk-food section, and mix it half-and-half with rolled barley. The barley gives it a somewhat different texture than plain oatmeal. This is definitely a stove-top thing, not a microwave - it only takes 8 or 10 minutes (do some squats and lunges while you stir!)

As it cooks, salt to taste, and toss in a handful of raisins and chopped nuts, and a generous sprinkle of flax seeds. (added benefit: the flax has a slippery coating on it, and it seems to help keep the cereal from sticking to the pan as much). I used to sprinkle a little brown sugar on it - now I might try cinnamon, or maybe the cinnamon-flavored stevia

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6/12/11 11:03 A

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I love it! I add my two teaspoons of canola oil to it before cooking and then add one tablespoon of sugar free syrup and half a cup of fat free milk to it after it is done cooking in the microwave. It keeps me full until lunch time.

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6/12/11 7:11 A

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I vary between the following additions to my wholegrain hot cereal or regular high fibre hot cereal (Bob's Red Mills), which I make with water:

Add +/- 15g protein powder supplement & a dash of milk - it naturally sweetens and ups the protein content of your breakfast.

Add 3/4 plain roasted (or even raw) walnuts/pecans and 1 Tbsp dried cranberries or raisins topped with a twirl of honey.

Add a dash of ground cinnamon 10 sec before end of cooking time, and afterward throw in fruit of your choice & touch of brown sugar (to taste).

Hope these ideas help.

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6/11/11 8:35 P

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I make my oatmeal with milk, and cut up some fruit in it. Add a few walnuts and brown sugar or maple syrup... yum!

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6/10/11 6:22 P

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would like to try Oatmeal again but I'm scared! Scared I won't like it and end up throwing it down the toilet again.

I was thinking of buying one of those canisters of Oatmeal instead of the pre-packaged ones. Add some Earth Balance(Vegan) Butter and some raisins and cinnamon. Maybe a touch of Brown Sugar. Years ago, when I used to eat Oatmeal(like crazy!) I drowned it in Table Sugar and Butter. That's what made me eat it. But when I stopped eating Oatmeal all those years ago, I also gave up Table Sugar. I tried eating some Sugar a few days ago, and it didn't taste right.

How do you like your Oatmeal?

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