Sunday, February 28, 2010

Why Not Try: Oatmeal

I know what you're all thinking: "geez they just did a Why Not Try post & it was on granola, how old are these broads anyways?" and while that would be a valid complaint & question {indeed how old are our souls Britt?}, I have been eating a giant bowl of oatmeal for breakfast {and sometimes dinner..hey I'm a graduate student here} for years & years.
Always inspired by my illustrated & illustrious soulmate, Eloise, who had it right when she said: “You have to eat oatmeal or you'll dry up. Anybody knows that”{Like derr} I'm what you could label an 'oatmeal fanatic.'

Oatmeal has some amazing health
benefits. Particularly, in its high content of fiber {both of the soluble and insoluble variety}. This fiber can help with more regular digestion & it makes you feel full longer and can contribute to better managing your weight. It can help lower your cholesterol & is heart friendly {which is important for us ladies to keep in mind}. Oats also contain phytochemicals, great for fighting off diseases.

I prefer mine with a spoonful of brown sugar & a heaping handful of some raisins or blueberries {for those antioxidants}; I'm just crazy about blueberries, go
here to find out why. While Brittaney adds some flax seed to hers for some extra help in well, just about every thing beneficial for our bods. Check out more facts on flax here.

So, when deciding what to have for breakfast in the morning, something that will last longer in your tummy than a bowl of Lucky Charms, break out those oats.

If you're going for more of an after dinner meal, try this great maple hazelnut bruleed oatmeal recipe that the ever amazing Lauren over at The Lo Down introduced me to. If you think oatmeal is too bland, this will change your mind.


1 comment:

  1. oooo I do love a blog shout out!
    And a big bowl of oatmeal!


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