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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,314
1/27/13 7:19 P

Oatmeal, 10 Blueberries, and 4 chopped walnuts...high protein, fiber, and B vitamins, also Blueberries are low GI and have Manganese which helps convert the proteins, carbohydrates and fats in food into to energy. High in fiber it helps cholesterol too!

Sometimes I have oatmeal and put 2 microwave eggs ontop...stir in the oatmeal I find it good!

Have also tried a tbsp. of Peanut butter swirled in....not bad

SSUESM Posts: 8,336
1/27/13 6:48 P

To my steel cut oats I typically add a dollop of non-fat vanilla yogurt, some wheatgerm, little protein powder, either coconut or non-fat milk and a tbsp of maple syrup or jam to sweeten it up.

GINGERVISTA Posts: 6,236
1/27/13 5:51 P

Also, you can check out some of SparkPeople's recipes.

SNOWJESTER SparkPoints: (29,896)
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1/27/13 5:48 P

I like adding canned pumpkin and pumpkin spice, with soy milk and a packet of splenda.

Gemmmana have you tried soy or almond milk? The coconut milk is a lot of fat.

1/27/13 5:32 P

Great ideas!

I use rolled oats and put 1/2 c. of frozen/fresh fruit (whatever i feel like) and microwave with water (I make it at work so microwave is the only option); OR make it plain and add 1 T maple syrup (pure) and cinnamon; OR put in a cut up banana sometimes adding a teaspoon of honey. Any way, it is yum!

I make my steel cut oats with milk on the weekends, I don't think the added fat is bad I think it makes it more filling and nutritious.

Edited by: LEKSIPATSY at: 1/27/2013 (17:34)
GRAMMY7070 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/27/13 5:10 P

Taste of Home Healthy Cooking has a good baked oatmeal with blueberries and peaches. I make it on Sunday and I only have to reheat it in the morning. I don't like milk, so I top with 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt. Keeps me filled up thru the morning

LAURAAT Posts: 1,506
1/14/13 1:38 P

Google 'crockpot oatmeal' and you'll get plenty of ideas. It's just steel cut oats, water/milk/whatever, fruit/nuts/whatever, and in the slowcooker it goes overnight. Morning - ta-da! Delish breakfast waiting for you. Best of all, you can reheat it and have breakfast for the week!

IMASAGE06 SparkPoints: (20,447)
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1/14/13 12:35 P

I make a big pot of steel cut oats every week and keep it in the fridge. Every morning, I warm some up in the microwave and then add raisins and brown sugar. Or half a banana, a little brown sugar and chopped walnuts.

So good! Approx 250 calories..

RACHEL2WRITER SparkPoints: (0)
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1/14/13 11:33 A

I just made an awesome baked banana blueberry oatmeal recipe from on Sunday, cut it into 9 pieces, and microwave for 1 minute. it's yummy!

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
1/14/13 11:32 A

I use nonfat milk instead of water to make my oatmeal creamier and also add protein and calcium. I always burn it if I try to make it on the stovetop, so I use a large bowl and microwave. After it's done, I stir in a little Splenda (or sometimes none at all) and a TBSP of peanut butter.

KWOOD1955 SparkPoints: (72,886)
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1/14/13 11:28 A

If coconut milk works for you, then it works!!

GEMMANAII SparkPoints: (703)
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1/14/13 11:09 A

I've started cooking oatmeal with coconut milk. It's very high in fat but being lactose intolerant I thought it would be a good option for me. Does anybody think this is a bad idea for someone trying to lose weight?

1/14/13 10:26 A

Quick cooking oats microwaved with water, then stir in some splenda, 1 tbsp of peanut butter and a chopped apple. You can mix it up a million different ways with different fruit (berries, banana, etc) or trade out the pb for actual nuts and then add pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon.

1/14/13 10:08 A

Here's my favorite:

Pumpkin Oatmeal

1 1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 1/2 c. milk (I use 2%, but you can use soy or nonfat or whatever)
1 1/2 oz. raisins
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tbsp Splenda
dash of salt
3 Tbsp. chopped walnuts

Combine all the ingredients except walnuts and cook over low heat until it thickens. Serve with walnuts on top.

Makes 3 servings, 260 calories per serving. Yum!

Edited by: CALLMECARRIE at: 1/14/2013 (10:09)
JESSAELINN SparkPoints: (22,120)
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1/14/13 9:32 A

I love to add a chopped red apple and cinnamon to the oatmeal, warm it up again in the pot or microwave, it is really yummy.

CASSBAKER55 SparkPoints: (72)
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1/14/13 9:27 A

I'm looking for oatmeal recipes for a quick and yummy breakfast. Any one have a good recipe? :-)

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