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Drink Orange Juice with that Oatmeal!

I was surprised to learn when eating fortified oatmeal , our bodies don't absorb all the IRON it has. So, in order to help our bodies retain the iron in oatmeal, we need to consume ORANGE JUICE along with the oatmeal . This information was found in the Martha Stewart Living ",May 2012 issue,p.140. Other "healthful pairings " of food ~peanut butter +banana{potassium/ less sodium},tomato+olive oil{lycopene/fat},whole grain cereal +milk {calcium/magnesium},chicken +carrots{zinc/VitaminA}.More


- Submitted by MOMWANTSNOWAIST 1/3/2013 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Oatmeal for Breakfast

Planning is a great part of the weight loss and healthy eating journey. For breakfast, I normally have steel oats or Quaker oats for breakfast. I cook a large batch on Sunday and place a service in containers to last 3-5 days. I cook the oats in almond milk, with an apple, raisins, walnuts, and flax meal. Cooking with milk adds flavor/nutrients. It heats nicely in the microwave if topped with a tsp of milk. This is an easy "grab and go" meal. No more excuses for missing breakfast.

- Submitted by VERONICAOUTLAW 4/22/2012 in Cooking | 7 Comments
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Eat Fiber To Feel Fuller For Longer

I find if I add Fiber in the form of Oatmeal to smoothies and yogurts it will keep me fuller for longer and I am less likely to snack in between meals. It also helps reduce chlorestrol and provides some essential fats.

- Submitted by MISSJUDE 2/21/2012 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Savory Oatmeal

If you think you can't include oatmeal in your diet because you don't like oatmeal that's sweetened or fruity, try some savory seasonings instead. A few shakes of that spice blend you love on chicken, a little garlic salt, or even a dash of cayenne pepper -- whatever pleases your palette, give it a shot.

- Submitted by KOSPELLI 11/26/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Eat Oatmeal for Breakfast

One of my secrets for better nutrition is to eat a better breakfast. Steel cut oatmeal is terrific and filling, especially when you add a banana or chopped up apple, and a yogurt or 1T maple syrup and 1/2 cup milk. You can make steel cut oatmeal ahead of time (1 c. oats to 3 cups water) and store in sealed container in fridge. Mush it up with a little water and microwave it 1.5 minutes til hot and then add the toppings you like.

- Submitted by ANGELWENDYMAMA 7/1/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Eat BREAKFAST!!! :-)

I know, you've heard it 1,000 times (and so have I). For many years, I didnt eat breakfast. I would eat everything I could find before going to bed. Now, I eat 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 2 egg whites, half of a light english muffin, and non-fat yogurt. Sounds like a lot of food, but it's only 319 calories! I feel so much better throughout the morning!! emoticon

- Submitted by MUSICAL_LADY 6/23/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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My Fall/Winter Oatmeal

In the cool weather months, I add 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree to my oatmeal. I make my oatmeal with skim milk and add the pumpkin before cooking it in the microwave (stir well). Once it is cooked, I add my walnuts and a sliced banana. It is like having dessert for breakfast but it is really packed with what you need- Vitamin A, whole grains, calcium, potassium, omega-3, etc... A dash of cinnamon is also good in it. This is very satisfying and filling.

- Submitted by XEMADAM 6/7/2011 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Spice up that breakfast oatmeal

It's nice to add Cinnamon to your oatmeal, but have you tried other spices? I like Pumpkin Pie spice in my morning oatmeal and it makes it less boring too.

- Submitted by WIGIME 5/31/2011 in Cooking | 4 Comments
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Oatmeal Every Day

Eating oatmeal daily has reduced my cholesterol by 21 points! My cholesterol was well maintained with meds. Now it's low enough that the doctor is cutting back on the meds.

- Submitted by LARRYDUSHANE 12/12/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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2 Minute Power Breakfast Oatmeal

A complete breakfast in two minutes! I make "batches" of oatmeal 1-2X each week and keep it in the frig. Each morning I measure 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal, add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1/2 cup nonfat milk. Microwave 2 minutes and it is done. This not only tastes similar to a peanut butter oatmeal cookie, but easily keeps me going until noon. Without the peanut butter hunger creeps in mid morning. It is especially yummy if you add 1 tsp of Splenda.

- Submitted by NEWHORIZONSR4ME 10/14/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Old-Fashioned Oats in the Microwave

Want to eat old-fashioned oatmeal, but don't have time for the stove, and it explodes in the microwave? Just set it in the microwave for 5 minutes on 50% power. Perfectly cooked, high-fiber, low-sugar breakfast! Better than instant oatmeal any day.

- Submitted by SNOWMENTALITY 8/19/2010 in Cooking | 4 Comments
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Eat More Oatmeal!

I just learned in my Nutrition class that the fiber in oatmeal binds to bile during the digestion process. Every bowl of oatmeal you eat will literally flush cholesterol right out of your body.

- Submitted by REDMAIJ 8/10/2010 in Staying Healthy | 9 Comments
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Easy Oatmeal

Pour boiling water over old fashioned oats and let it sit a bit. When you come back to it, it will be cooked, If you add some raisins or dried cranberries with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg before adding the water, it's especially tasty!

- Submitted by STILLFLYIN 6/22/2010 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Awesome Oatmeal

I have some decaf chai tea bags with no sweetner. I bring 1 1/2 c. water to a boil. Brew the tea strongly. Then cook 1/2 c. of oatmeal (regular, not isntant) in it. I add fruit as I wish and/or some Splenda. Because I am using more liquid than called for it takes a little while longer to coo

- Submitted by CAROLJEAN64 6/17/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Breakfast

Make individual packets of plain oatmeal with vanilla flavored unsweetened Almond Milk (26 calories for 2/3 cup) & add cut up fresh fruit instead of sweetening it. Add nutrients & extra calories by adding 10g (maybe 1T) each of flaxseed & sunflower nuts for an excellent breakfast.

- Submitted by MOIRADOON 6/13/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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What's for Breakfast? Eating HEALTHY EVERY DAY CAN affect your cholestrol!

Having my cholestrol go DOWN 47 points was such an extra blessing{ when having lost 10 lbs. after 2 mos. with Sparkpeople},that I decided to share my choices for breakfast-maybe not the most interesting,but it was and is effective for me! A half cup of orange juice along with vitamins{other secret},

- Submitted by MOMWANTSNOWAIST 4/25/2010 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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Instead of creamer, use dry milk

If you prefer dry creamer in your tea/coffee, why not try dry milk instead? It's lower in calories, no fat and has protein too!

- Submitted by WIGIME 4/14/2010 in Cooking | 5 Comments
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Oatmeal for breakfast - It is healthy & it saves time

Each weekday I have oatmeal for breakfast. On Sunday afternoon, I measure out my oatmeal for the week. It's easy for me to take all the containers into work on Monday and put them in my desk.

I never forget my breakfast this way, which saves me from having to stop at some fast food joint.

- Submitted by WIGIME 4/6/2010 in Cooking | 10 Comments
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Oatmeal & Peanut Butter

A tablespoon of peanut butter in my oatmeal with a sprinkle of Splenda is my FAVORITE breakfast! It makes me look forward to morning!

- Submitted by ANDECC 4/5/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Quick and easy healthy breakfast!

Instant oatmeal (I like the kind without sugar) mixed with a scoop of protein powder makes a quick and yummy breakfast of whole grains and protein that I can eat almost anywhere!

- Submitted by KAPOWILICIOUS 4/1/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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The Miracle of Oatmeal

OATMEAL really will lower your bad cholesterol. Honestly, my husband and I have been eating oatmeal every day and both of us have seen a drop in our LDL cholesterol. (the L is for lousy)

- Submitted by SWALIS 3/30/2010 in Staying Healthy | 3 Comments
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Oatmeal, Oatmeal, and More Oatmeal...

Start everyday with a packet of oatmeal. I actually double the recommended water and drink the oatmeal throughout the morning. I stay feeling full right up until lunch time. This was quick, easy, and helped me drop 40 pounds in 9 weeks (this and a lot of exercise emoticon )

- Submitted by SRUDURST 3/30/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Food measuring time saver

I eat oatmeal for breakfast and I know that 1/2 cup is a serving. So, I leave the 1/2 cup measure in the container and I can measure it out quickly.

- Submitted by WIGIME 3/29/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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Love Oatmeal

Start your day with oatmeal. Add some cottage cheese to it for protein, honey and fresh berries or fruits for sweetness.
Enjoy your morning!

- Submitted by IRONORCHID 3/28/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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