So, today for our ‘Saturday Superfood’ I want to tell you all about one of my favorite super foods, OATMEAL!! Oatmeal is easy, inexpensive, satisfying and healthy! It’s one of my best ‘go-to’ breakfasts, especially as the weather cools down and we crave something ‘warm and cozy’. I keep a big bag of gluten free quick cooking oats in my dorm room. In the morning (no matter how sleepy I am) I can just mix one scoop with 2 parts water. Microwave for 2 minutes! BAM! I have a hot and tasty breakfast!!
Some ‘superfood’ facts about oatmeal? For one, it’s packed with fiber and healthy whole grains! I looked at the nutrition facts on my oatmeal. Apparently, just one serving of these tasty oats has 7 grams of protein!! That’s about as much as a serving of peanut butter AND it’s nice and low in fat and sugar. Oats actually lower cholesterol levels naturally and are a proven way to help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Oats help stabilize blood sugar levels and help reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes. Oats fill you up with very few calories, and they’re delicious!! There are so many different ways to enjoy a bowl!
The point is, oatmeal is so versatile. If you’re relaxing on a leisurely Saturday morning or rushing around in a big hurry, you deserve a healthy bowl of oatmeal! But toss out the processed little packets filled with sugar, preservatives and other nasty ingredients! Get the real stuff and choose your own delicious additions… Tasty AND healthy!
How about you? Do you LOVE oatmeal like I do? Do you have any favorite oatmeal recipes?