"I was inspired by the news that chocolate can be good for you," wrote reader Jennifer Sanders of Cambridge, Ontario. "Why not eat it for breakfast?" She shared her recipe for this heart-warming chocolaty hot cereal. If you are looking for a way to get your kids to start their day with a bowl of oatmeal, this is it. The microwave is convenient, but you can also cook the oatmeal on the stovetop following package directions. Top the cereal with milk or soymilk and sweeten with brown sugar or no-calorie sweetener, if desired.
4 servings, 1/2 cup each | Active Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes
Per serving : 142 Calories; 4 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 61 g Carbohydrates; 8 g Protein; 9 g Fiber; 81 mg Sodium; 497 mg Potassium
2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 11/2 starch, 1/2 fruit
Nutrition Note: Chocolate contains compounds called flavonoids, which can function as antioxidants and also seem to keep blood from clotting. Cocoa is unusually rich in two kinds of flavonoids, flavonols and proanthocyanidins, which appear to be especially potent. To get