I LOVE add cooked apples or sliced bananas + pumpkin puree to my oatmeal, along with some nut butter for staying power. And a few chocolate chips on Friday mornings are always fun :)
01/10/2011 - 2:43pm
This is a really great article. I take my oatmeal with me to work and eat it around 9:30am along with a fruit, either blueberries or strawberries. Otherwise I would be eating at 7:30am and be starving by 10:30. I also bring a handful of almonds with me to munch between breakfast and lunch.
01/10/2011 - 2:50pm
You should clarify that the 4 grams of soluble fiber is for 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal, and the 2 grams in the raspberries is not entirely soluble, but includes insoluble as well.
01/10/2011 - 3:21pm
My mom always used butter, cream and sugar in our oatmeal. Talk about yummy! Now I use a little bit of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light, fat free milk and Splenda. It still tastes delicious!
01/10/2011 - 4:46pm
interesting thing about adding salt into the water boil, apparently this can inhibit the release of soluble fiber from the oats during cooking. Add that AHA just reduced the amounts of salt they're recommending - again - for those people in hi risk groups... it just doesn't make sense to have it as a required. At our house hold, we're usually making a large pot (3qt for 3 people) of oats, walnuts, raisins, and cranberries for a three or four day span. Then at service it's all about portion control and couldn't be easier.
01/16/2011 - 2:03pm
I like to put walnuts and a little protein powder in my oatmeal to give me a kick-start in the morning.
One of my favorites on the weekends is some homemade oatmeal pancakes!
There's a great recipe for Homemade Pancakes
01/28/2011 - 2:35pm
Everyday my go-to breakfast is oatmeal with 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1tbsp sliced almonds, and 1-2 tbsp wheat germ. I've been eating that for breakfast every workday and I haven't gotten tired of it yet because it's the perfect energy breakfast AND delicious.
01/29/2011 - 10:59am
a breakfast like this does not keep me full for very long. poached eggs, refried beans, avocado and ranchero sauce with a dollop of greek yogurt on top. this totally keeps me full until lunch. (and it's less than 400 calories)
02/15/2011 - 5:05pm
I add vanilla flavored whey protein powder, it helps keep hunger away longer, even though it adds some calories. Ground flax seeds add a nice nutty flavor too.
02/15/2011 - 5:44pm
Better yet use old fashioned rolled oats instead of the quick cooking. Better taste and doesn't take any longer to cook. And add hazelnuts and figs!