Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I Love Oatmeal

I Love Oatmeal
Originally uploaded by Amarand Agasi

In my opinion oatmeal has everything to recommend it, from scads of health benefits to delicious taste.
My bad cholesterol level was slightly elevated one year ago, and I made one big change: yup, oatmeal most mornings. Last month my cholesterol was back in the normal healthy range. Hurray!
I buy the big cardboard canisters of Quaker Oats, that say "one minute oatmeal" on the box. Put 1/2 cup oatmeal and 1 cup milk or water in your microwave oven for one minute and 30 seconds, stir the oatmeal, and cook another 30 seconds.
I cook the oatmeal in one percent milk, and when done craisins, brown sugar, blueberries, strawberries or whip cream from a can make this a fun and fast meal.


Elizabeth said...

I make mine using orange juice instead of milk - then I add craisins and walnuts. It's really, really good, but oatmeal with chocolate chips - like your picture might even be better!

Kim and Victoria said...

Sounds great to me!

Terra said...

Your orange juice idea sounds good; I have never heard of that.

Bonita said...

I just started eating regular oatmeal. I've always like it in cookies or fruit crisps, but I could never stand it just as a bowl for breakfast. This week I decided I was "going" to like it and, surprisingly, I do. My cholesterol was up too and I brought it down, but still want to stay on top of things.

Those chocolate chips look absolutely yummy!

Amarand said...

I appreciate the photo use and attribution. Pretty tasty, eh? :)