Oatmeal is an ideal breakfast. It’s a valuable food, densely packed with nutrients, and a source of energy built to last. Always buy plain oatmeal and add your own flavor with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, ½ a grated apple or other fresh fruit, or some toasted nuts. For convenience, you can prepare steel cut oats or rolled oats the evening before and re-heat them in the morning. Remember, while instant oats take less time to prepare than steel cut or whole grain rolled oats, they are often packed with added sugar, sodium, and preservatives that counteract oatmeal’s healthy properties, so before you buy, always check nutrition labels.
For a simple oatmeal breakfast recipe with added nuts and fruit try Cook for Your Life’s, Healthy Fruity Oatmeal. We also love our dairy free oatmeal cookie with a tropical twist, Oatmeal and Date Cookies. Chock full of dates, walnuts and coconut, they couldn’t be easier to make or more delightful to eat.