Hello Healthy Oats!


“Keep Calm and Eat Oatmeal”

Okay… don’t mind if I do! If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I’m an oatmeal lover! Oatmeal is a perfect breakfast food because it’s loaded with protein- one serving has 6 grams of hearty plants based protein.  It’s loaded with fiber (4 grams) and naturally very low in sugar (just about 1 gram). Clearly, oatmeal is healthy but that’s not all. Oatmeal is also delicious!


Let me tell you how to make the PERFECT bowl of oats. You know, the “just right” kind of porridge that ‘Goldilocks’ would have really enjoyed. I have 2 secret ingredients that I add to plain stovetop oats- 1) cinnamon and 2) apple chunks. The key is to chop up the apple and add them into the oats while they are cooking. This allows the apples to boil a little bit and it lets the natural sweetness release into the bowl of cinnamon-y goodness!

The other day I started boiling my oats when suddenly(!) I realized I had forgotten the apple chunks… BIG mistake. I took one bite and I immediately dumped it all back into the pot with some more water and some much-needed apple chunks… MUCH better!

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 After I make my oats I add some more fresh fruit on top (with even more on the side!) and a scoop of PB2 (for extra protein). I mix PB2 with a small spoonful of regular peanut or almond butter. Perf. My mum loves to add some walnuts or pecans to her oats for a bit of extra crunch. So simple, filling, tasty… and it’s all gluten free, dairy free, soy free, plants based and vegan! I can’t think of a better way to start my day, can you?

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So today’s healthy tip?! Eat more oats… but make ’em right, people! And let the natural sweetness of FRUIT flavor your “just right” bowl of porridge!



  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I am loving the big spoonful of nut butter in the middle. It’s a must!

    February 1, 2016 at 11:38 am
    • Reply Cailee

      YES! Nut butter for the win! I mix mine with some prepared powdered PB for an extra dose of plants based protein in the AM!

      February 3, 2016 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado

    mmm I need to try cinnamon and apple in my oats, that’s the perfect add-in 🙂

    February 2, 2016 at 10:34 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Yesss! You will love them! I just love cinnamon! …and if you cook the fruit in the oats, they get naturally sweeter!

      February 3, 2016 at 7:46 pm
  • Reply Susie @ SuzLyfe

    I lovvvve oats. I used to have them multiple times a day, sometimes! Then I took a long break, and now I have them when the mood strikes. But they are definitely a great healthy comfort food!

    February 2, 2016 at 10:55 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      YES! I love them too! I eat them almost every morning… at least 4 times a week!

      February 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Natalie | Feasting on Fruit

    Fruit makes all things better! I love cooking my oats with banana in them but I’ve never tried apple cooked in, that sounds superbly delicious <3 And I love all your toppings, makes it better for Instagram and your tastebuds 🙂

    February 2, 2016 at 11:15 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Hehe! Agreed! Toppings are the BEST! and thanks girl! So glad that you like them. Also, you must try your oats with apple chunks! Tastes like apple pie!

      February 3, 2016 at 7:48 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    I’ve been trying to add more oatmeal into my life and pnb really helps!

    February 3, 2016 at 9:05 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      YES! Oats are the best! …and so is peanut butter! <3

      February 8, 2016 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Cara's Healthy Cravings

    I adore a good bowl of oats!
    I always sweeten mine with banana, but I love apple too!

    February 3, 2016 at 11:38 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      YUM! I love sweetening mine with fruit! …bananas are great too!

      February 8, 2016 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy

    Oatmeal is on the top list of foods I’d take to an island with me. Couldn’t live without it. I love cinnamon in my oats, but I much prefer banana over apples, eeeek. My secret ingredient is a pinch of salt when the oats are boiling! Your bowls are so pretty and colorful, and I LOVE your thumb ring!

    February 5, 2016 at 1:47 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Sarah! …and yum! I’m totally gonna try the salt thing! I love apples, but bananas are just as great! YUM!

      February 8, 2016 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    I’m a big fan of oats too. Such a simple and delish food.

    February 6, 2016 at 4:26 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Same! They’re so easy and so versatile!

      February 8, 2016 at 7:09 pm

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