Wednesday, January 4, 2017

10 Healthy Ways to Make Oatmeal Taste Great

Eating oatmeal on a regular basis is a heart-healthy thing to do. However, eating oatmeal on a regular basis without adding any flavor to it can be no fun. The main goal in making oatmeal flavorful in a healthy manner is to experiment with the different options. Avoid processed sugars and butter when making your oatmeal and check out these ten great healthy options you can mix and match in order to add flavor and variety to your oatmeal:

1. Frozen fruit, like different types of berries, mangos, or even peaches can easily be added to instant oatmeal. Just put the desired amount in the bowl and heat the oatmeal in the microwave for approximately thirty more seconds.

2. Dried fruit like cranberries, raisins or even banana chips can be added to oatmeal. It adds a great and different texture to the normally smooth taste of oatmeal.

3. A teaspoon of cinnamon can be added to oatmeal for a great flavor. If you add it to an apple-flavored instant oatmeal or some bits of real apple, it can taste similar to apple pie.

4. Non-fat yoghurt in whatever flavor you prefer can be a nice addition to oatmeal. It is a cool treat to the normal oatmeal flavor.

5. Soymilk, especially in vanilla flavor, can add a nice, but subtle, flavor to oatmeal. Try mixing soymilk with oatmeal instead of water in instant oatmeal.

6. Honey can be a way to add a sweet flavor to oatmeal in a healthy manner. Honey tastes particularly good with cinnamon.

7. Almonds, pistachios and other nuts can be a great addition to oatmeal. The crunch is tasty and it adds some protein to this meal.

8. Granola can also add a tasty crunch to oatmeal. I like to combine dried fruit with granola and oatmeal. You can even add certain granola-based cereals to oatmeal.

9. Sugar free Maple Syrup made from Splenda can be a great way to flavor your oatmeal.

10. Oatmeal doesn’t have to be eaten as mushy hot cereal. I like to make a batch of healthy oatmeal cookies using the following recipe to be eaten for the rest of the week:
1/2 cup soymilk
1/2 cup brown sugar or sugar free maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup dried fruit
2 cups oatmeal
2 egg whites

Mix together, drop spoonfuls onto cookie sheet, cook for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.

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