I can eat oatmeal everyday for breakfast, and most of the time I do. There is just something about a hot bowl of cereal in the morning that starts the day off right. Plus there are numerous health benefits associated with oatmeal. Oatmeal is a cholesterol-free food, low in both saturated and total fat. Plus, studies have shown that eating oatmeal as part of a daily diet can help reduce LDL or “bad” cholesterol, and in addition eating about 1 1/2 cups of oatmeal a day can may help reduce your chance of heart disease, which you may remember is the number one killer in America. Finally oatmeal is a whole grain, and it is recommended to make at least half your grains whole every day. There you have it, numerous benefits, and guess what? It tastes good too! There are countless oatmeal toppings out there and I have one of my favorite combinations to share with you today, Cranberry Almond Spice.
– 1/2 c. old-fashioned oats
– 1 c. water
Microwave above ingredients for 2 minutes. Then add:
-1 tablespoon dried cranberries
– 1 tablespoon almonds
– 1 tablespoon white chocolate chips
– Pinch of vanilla
– Dash of pumpkin pie spice
Mix everything together, and voila! Breakfast is served!
Do you have a favorite oatmeal combination?