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Not Your Grandma’s Oatmeal

Looking for a quick and easy breakfast that will get you through until lunch? Intern, Jena Bartholomy, has the perfect recipe for you!

This breakfast is wonderful because it has a little bit of everything in just the right amounts to keep your blood sugar steady and to keep the “hangry” monster away. Not to mention…it’s super yummy!

 

Recipe: Not Your Grandma’s Oatmeal

Portions: 1

Ingredients:

¼ cup, regular or quick – Oats, uncooked

¼ cup – Milk, low fat (1%)**

¼ cup – Blueberry, frozen, unsweetened

½ teaspoon – Honey

1 tablespoon, shredded – Coconut flakes, unsweetened

2 tablespoon – Walnuts, chopped

 

**I use almond milk due to intolerance. However using regular cows milk is an excellent source of extra protein.

 

Directions:

  1. Add oats, milk and blueberries to a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Heat in microwave for 1-2 minutes (depends if you like it more dry or soupy… 1:45 is my magic number)
  3. Remove from microwave and add coconut flakes, walnuts and honey.
  4. Allow to cool (It will be hot) and enjoy your nice warm filling bowl of oatmeal.

 

Nutrient overview:

Calories: 240

Protein(g): 7g

Carbs(g): 29g

Fiber(g): 5g

Fat(g): 12g

      Saturated: 3g

    Unsaturated:9g

Total Sugars(g): 12g

*Added Sugars(g): 4g

 

*I say Added sugars rather than just sugar because fruit sugar will count as total sugar on the nutrition label. Fruit sugar is a healthy sugar that helps boost your energy without the crash. (additional post coming about types of sugar.)

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