5 reasons why oatmeal is a breakfast super-food
Oatmeal is a super-food. Here are 5 good reasons why you should never outgrow your oats for breakfast!
* Oats staves off hunger for longer
* Fights obesity and weight gain
* Oats have an impressive nutritional profile
* Oats are packed with fibre (4 grams per 1 cup)
* Oats are good for your heart
How to cook oats
For four servings, in a medium saucepan bring 3-1/2 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to boiling. Stir in 2 cups quick-cooking oats. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat. If desired, cover and let stand about 30 seconds before serving. This allows the oats to absorb any remaining liquid.
Tip: For creamier oatmeal, add the oats to the pan along with the water and salt.
Add flavour to boost your oatmeal breakfast
- Dried fruit such as tropical fruit bits, chopped dates, dried cherries, raisins, currants, dried cranberries, snipped dried apple slices, and/or snipped dried apricots
- Fresh blueberries, sliced bananas, and/or sliced strawberries
- Chopped nuts, including pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts, or almonds
- Milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla yogurt, almond milk, rice milk, or soy milk