Tuesday, April 7, 2009
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.