Spice Up Your Oatmeal!
Recent research from the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism looked at how different breakfast meals influenced satiety (aka how full you get from eating something). One of the meals assessed in the study was Quaker Oats Quick 1-minute, which is an item that many of us have in our pantry. The study found that these Quaker Oats led to greater fullness, lower ratings of hunger, and fewer calories than other breakfast meals like sugared corn flakes.
Oatmeal is super convenient, affordable, and has well-established health benefits. I don't eat oatmeal every day, but I always have it in my pantry as a breakfast option. Although plain oatmeal isn't the most exciting breakfast, it certainly is filling and there are countless ways to add some healthy flavor to this classic breakfast meal. Here are some of my favorite oatmeal combinations to try for a sustaining and delicious breakfast!
Cinnamon Apple: Diced apple, hemp seeds, cinnamon, and a tablespoon of organic peanut butter
Faux Almond Joy: Sliced almonds, sliced banana, shredded coconut, and a tablespoon of cocoa powder
Banana Nut: Sliced banana, flaxseeds, a tablespoon of almond butter, and a drizzle of honey
Raspberry Hazelnut: Chopped hazelnuts, raspberries, one teaspoon vanilla extract, and a drizzle of honey
Pomegranate Crunch: Pomegranate seeds, sliced almonds, cinnamon, and a drizzle of honey
Gourmet PB&J: Raspberries, sliced strawberries, sliced banana, goji berries, and a tablespoon of almond butter
Peach Crunch: Peaches, blueberries, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds
Faux Carrot Cake: Chopped pecans, shredded carrot, raisins, a dollop of greek yogurt, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and a bit of honey