Despite the nutritional value, a bowl of plain ol’ oatmeal isn’t particularly exciting.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with it. Adding a few healthy, fun additions to your bowl of whole grain can make it anything but boring.
And it’s worth the effort: along with eggs and Greek yogurt, oats are a fantastic breakfast choice for those who’re looking to eat well, and stick to a healthy meal plan. They’re full of fiber (one cup of dry oats=eight grams of fiber), as well as we-could-all-use-those vitamins and minerals like magnesium, zinc, and vitamin E.
Now, we know what you’re thinking. “Shouldn’t carbs be avoided like my in-laws?”
Yes and no. Yes, in the sense that super-processed carbohydrates from foods such as white bread, cookies, and cakes, wouldn’t be mistaken for superfoods – these can be erred away from. And no, seeing as whole grains are a fine way to keep balanced, healthy, and slim. They help facilitate digestion, lower cholesterol levels, and even protect against weight gain by keeping you feeling full for longer.
That’s enough oatmeal education for one day. It’s time to eat!
Check out this video courtesy of Health.com to learn four easy ways to make your ordinary bowl of oatmeal, extraordinary. Those of you with a sweet tooth may opt for a Baked Samoa topping. If you’re into spices, this chai-flavored bowl will quickly become your favourite. And if you don’t want to get too crazy, classics like Banana Nut or Cranberry Cinnamon are always a safe & nutritious option.
Each recipe is versatile to your preference, and best of all, each one will keep you invigorated for the day – say goodbye to those mid-morning crashes!