Bright-Idea Oatmeal

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There's good reason to eat your morning meal. Breakfast eaters have a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes. Start your day with oatmeal. Oats contain beta-glucan, a fiber shown to improve blood glucose control. This carb-smart formula provides at least 3 grams of fiber and fewer than 30 grams of carbs per serving.

1
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup rolled oats

  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries

  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a small pot. Add oats and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until water is absorbed and oats soften, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in blueberries, almonds, honey, and cinnamon.

Cook's Notes:

Cook oats either on the stovetop or in a microwave according to individual package instructions.

For more protein, add 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon milk to stovetop-cooked oats about 3 minutes before the end of cooking. Cook, stirring frequently, until egg is cooked through.

Variations:

Apple Pie Oatmeal: Sliced apples, chopped pecans, maple syrup, and apple pie spice.

Islander Oatmeal: Chopped mango, chopped cashews, and ground ginger.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
5g Fat
27g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 151mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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