There are endless reasons why I frequently choose oatmeal to start my day. Oats are a good source of protein, calcium and iron, and when topped with a selection of superfoods, it’s the perfect jump-start.
The 14-day Healthy You Challenge often features oatmeal for breakfast. When developing The Healthy You Diet, I selected each meal very carefully. Oatmeal is a healthy option that leaves you full and satisfied, even when trying to lose weight.
People often say, “I don’t like oatmeal. It’s too bland.” With the right preparation, however, oatmeal can be full of flavor when you top it with a perfect combination of ingredients. This Power Oatmeal is a great example. Not only is it nutrient-dense, it has great texture and is absolutely delicious. It's sure to get you on the oatmeal bandwagon!
Personalize your morning oatmeal by adding your favorite fruits, nuts, and natural sweeteners. I hope this version will give you some good inspiration.
- 1cup gluten-free oats
- 2cups water
- 1/2cup plain Chobani yogurt
- 1/4cup dried cherries
- 1tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- 2teaspoons honey
- Cook oats (I use Bob's Red Mill) according to package directions. Transfer cooked oats evenly between two bowls. Top with Greek yogurt (I use Chobani), dried cherries, pumpkin seeds and honey.