I ate oatmeal for breakfast for the first time on Thursday. I ate it in like the old fashioned, ooey-gooey, warm in a bowl with some mix-ins to make it taste better kind of way. I have to be honest, this will certainly be something I have to get used to. Justin and I plan on having it at least two mornings a week. I’ve always known it was good for you (insert shout out to my big brother Jeff here), but my eating preferences are built largely around texture. So it’s taken me 27 years to give this stuff a try.
Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman from the wonderful blog, A Beautiful Mess, came up with some much better looking ideas for oatmeal than what I ate that morning (oatmeal from a little packet).
More recipes on the main page HERE
Here are the top 10 reasons to eat oatmeal according to Mr. Breakfast.com (view whole article here):
- Over 40 studies show that eating oatmeal may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
- The soluble fiber in oatmeal absorbs a considerable amount of water which significantly slows down your digestive process.
- This result is that you’ll feel full longer, i.e. oatmeal can help you control your weight.
- You probably already have oats in your kitchen. It’s estimated that eighty percent of U.S. households currently have oats in their cupboards.
- New research suggests that eating oatmeal may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes.
- With the exception of certain flavored varieties, the oats found in your grocery store are 100% natural. If you look at the ingredients on a canister of rolled oats, you will usually see only one ingredient… rolled oats.
- According to recent studies, a diet that includes oatmeal may help reduce high blood pressure.
- Oatmeal contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates and iron.
- The fiber and other nutrients found in oatmeal may actually reduce the risk for certain cancers.
- Oatmeal is quick and convenient. Oatmeal can be absolutely delicious!