Oatmeal is one of the healthiest foods you can eat for breakfast.
Packed with iron, dietary fiber and thiamine, oats are a nutritional superstar that deserve recognition. Inexpensive and quick to prepare, a bowl of oatmeal is delicious with dried fruit and nuts. Plus, research shows that fueling your kids with slower-burning carbohydrates (also called low-glycemic-index foods) like oatmeal instead of faster-burning, or high-glycemic-index, breakfast foods (think: sugary cereals) helps them to maintain their concentration and attention throughout the school morning. If you miss your chance for oats in the morning, don't worry—there are plenty of ways to slip in this delicious grain throughout the day. Oats are the perfect base for granola bars and a topping for fruit-filled crumbles. Oats are also great in scones, muffins and other quick breads. These heart-healthy, oat-filled recipes will get you started on the road to better health. Download a FREE Best Breakfast Recipe Cookbook!