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I like oatmeal. I do. I just never eat oatmeal, but I always think I should. I know that in theory oatmeal is super-healthy for me, but I can't help wonder how many extra calories I add to it in my toppings. The answer to my dilemma: Healthy Oatmeal/ myoatmeal.com. The website is user-friendly in the way it allows you to choose exactly what kind of oatmeal you like. There are so many choices: oats, flavoring, fruit, nuts, sweetener. I chose Banana Bread flavor with brown cane sugar, crystallized ginger, and pecans.
Because I didn't choose an instant oats grain, the preparation takes a few minutes longer than pouring cereal, but really, the whole process doesn't take more than nine minutes. I have to say that the oatmeal smelled fantastic as I cooked it, and it tasted just as good. The dry oatmeal smelled strongly of banana bread with hints of ginger, but the taste was more subtle. I would say the strongest taste was of the brown sugar and pecans. I still liked it.
The oatmeal, if you prepare it with water, is only 156 calories a serving, which is pretty good not only for breakfast but for a snack later in the day (I sometimes get the 3:00 grumbles). I would say the calorie and nutrition information is one of the most appealing aspects of this Healthy Oatmeal. I definitely need to rely on measurements to portion my food because my eyes are bigger than my stomach (and my stomach is pretty big). I know that I can prepare this oatmeal for a nice treat, and it will stop me from opening the ice cream container. Probably.
My next two tests with this oatmeal will be as granola and as Mason-jar breakfasts.
|Great. Now I have to buy Mason jars.|