Oatmeal Obsessed

My favorite daily breakfast is oatmeal. It’s so filling and there’s SO much you can do with it. You have to get creative! I use an instant packet of oatmeal as a “base” to add in my own fillers.

It’s important to get the right oatmeal though, making sure it is low sugar or sugar-free, high fiber or raw. The amount of sugar in the “Cinnamon Roll” and “Dinosaur Egg” varieties is absurd and totally sabotages your awesome breakfast. I recommend Better Oats’ ‘Oat Fit,’ a sugar-free instant oatmeal with flax seeds and only 100 calories. They also have ‘Organic Raw’ with flax seeds and only 1g of sugar. Another favorite of mine is Coach’s Oats, a stove-top oat that is cracked so it has a different texture. Otherwise, any brand of instant oatmeal that is low-sugar/high-fiber will do (when sugar is paired with fiber, like in fruits, it is absorbed more slowly by the body).

Today I used a lower-sugar maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal. Then I add my fruit! My favorite is any kind of berry, but today I used peaches. Warm peaches are so delicious, especially with the spoonful of cinnamon I mix into every bowl of oatmeal. It smells AMAZING.

Sometimes I add bananas and almonds; other times I’ll throw in milk and honey. I’ve even mixed in sunflower seeds and craisons. You really can’t go wrong with a bowl of oatmeal and it is so filling and healthy.

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About Stronglikemycoffee

College student-athlete committed to living healthy and happy. I want to share my recipes, fitness tips and silly stories with YOU! There's nothing like crushing goals and becoming stronger than you ever knew you could be.

Posted on July 26, 2012, in Breakfast. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Susan Campbell

    On top of your great breakfast ideas, I also like your pictures. I love oatmeal too but have to admit that I sometimes use the ones with a bit too much sugar…shame on me.

  2. “You really can’t go wrong with a bowl of oatmeal and it is so filling and healthy.”
    –Of course I whole-heartedly agree! Almonds and sunflower seeds are two of my favorite add-ins, too. Cheers, to good health ~ Lily

  3. A person who isn't about to be stupid and post her name on the internet where people will use it to sabatoge her

    I am so totally obsessed with oatmeal! When I grow up I’m opening an oatmeal bar called ‘Everything Oatmeal’. I’m a health freak, always getting plenty of exercise and eating right. People wonder why I’m so strict with my self, they tell me to eat whatever I feel like, but all I feel like eating is oatmeal!

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