I usually use steel cut oats and sometimes I will use Quinoa to add extra healthy benefits. Last time I added some 70% coco chocolate and my hubby loved it. Originally I seen that oatmeal in the store - it was Whole Foods or Trader Joe's - and it is in a box with I think four packets. It was really good but a little rich for me so I tried making it and added as much or little as I wanted. Yummy.
I buy old fashioned oats & 7 grains out of the bins at Winco then mix them. I like steel cut too but the last batch were cut differently so didn't buy. It's quite good, filling & healthier, higher fiber. I add a few nuts, sunflower seeds, crumbled dates, raisons or fresh or frozen fruit, whatever your tastebuds fancy from one day to another. hmmmm, now I'm hungry! LOL Rhonda
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I quit eating the instant oatmeal a long time ago because of the sugar content. That alone will increase your blood sugar and when the blood sugar drops you are hungry again. I switched to the Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats. 1/4 cut is 150 calories, 2.5 g fat, 0 sodium, carbs 27g, and 5 g protein. Fiber 4g. It only takes 6 minutes to cook in micro or 7 on stovetop. It can be made up and stored in the fridge if you want to eat it more than one morning, or make it the night before and reheat in the micro.
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I like the store brand quick cooking oats. I use half the single serving suggestion and zap it in the microwave, then add a few blueberries and/or nuts to add fruit and/or protein. For me, this is a nice, hearty cold weather breakfast.
Does anyone know if old fashioned oatmeal is any better for you than the instant packets? Those instant packets seem really handy, but if there's a real difference then I'd stick with the old fashioned variety.
I'm one of those strange ones that doesnt like the packaged instant oatmeals and only eat the old fashioned oats (in the microwave tho). Some days I add blueberries, if I want extra crunch or protein I've added 1 Tbs sunflower seeds (sounds strange, but was good). Recently I sprinkled on cinnamon and liked that. Really about any fruit tastes good I'm sure.
I've been enjoying instant oatmeal every morning almost for the past couple weeks. This morning however, I tried to make some from oats on the stove. It tastes like water even after I sweeten it. Anyone got any yummy & inexpensive recipes they would care to share?
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