Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist
One of my favorite foods to enjoy and share is oatmeal. January is National Oatmeal Month, a great time to embrace the warmth of this tried and true favorite! There are so many ways to enjoy it: oatmeal is loved by every age and stage, it’s easy to cook, budget and time friendly – in keeping with our simple solutions theme this New Year! Oatmeal is a whole grain, minimally processed, with its natural components of germ and bran, the kind of carb that fits into every better-for-you eating plan. If you are working on making every bite count, #addwholegrainoats to your shopping cart. Read on to learn more….
The soluble/insoluble fiber combo of oatmeal is proven to support heart health and more – beta-glucan, the soluble fiber in oats that can help lower LDL cholesterol, also contributes to its creamy texture and offers prebiotic support for healthy digestion. Need more reasons? The beat goes on – oatmeal is a good source of minerals and B vitamins, and rates well on every measure of comforting satiety. Versatility may be its best feature – oatmeal is a culinary chameleon, perfect at every meal, savory, sweet or spicy. Steel cut, quick or rolled, oatmeal’s quick prep ensures it fits in well with busy schedules, too.
The delicious, easy recipes below showcase a few ways you can #addwholegrainoats to your list of resolution solutions. Check them out!
Satisfaction Guaranteed! Creamy Blueberry Pecan OatmealSpice It Up! Quaker Spicy Orange-Date-Oat BowlPower Packed! Quaker Chewy Fruit and Oatmeal Bars