Time. No one wants to give up their time in the morning. I will 100% agree with that. I try to sleep in as long as I can. I usually jump right out of bed when my alarm goes off, but lately the snooze button has become my friend.
So when you don’t have time in the morning, it is still possible to eat a great breakfast. Enter this weeks Supermarket RD’s Pick: Nature’s Path Original Hot Oatmeal.
It’s great because it’s the individual packets that is super quick and easy, plus perfect for on the go! What I LOVE about it, is that is just simply one ingredient – rolled oats.
A lot of times those oatmeal packets are using quick oats (1 minute oats) that are processed even more and stripping away good-for-you nutrients. Additionally, some of those quick oatmeal packets are adding in disodium phosphate (aka. salt) that helps them swell up faster in the microwave, hence 1 minute cooking time, increasing sodium levels.
What scares me the most with other oatmeal packets is the sugar content. I’ve seen some oatmeal packets on the shelf with up to 20 grams of sugar. That is equivalent to 4 teaspoons of sugar! Would you ever put that much sugar on top of your oatmeal if you made it from scratch, probably not.
Sweeten it yourself with some fruit and nuts on top! My favorite lately has been using frozen berries and popping them in the microwave to get all syrupy with a dollop of peanut butter on top! You can even make your own oatmeal packets and customize them with what you like.
I give Nature’s Path Original Hot Oatmeal a dietitian approved thumbs up!
Disclaimer: Nature’s Path did not sponsor this post. All opinions are my own.
Mmmm I prefer to add the sugar or sweetners of choice myself as well, so I can better see what I give my body. My favourite topping is slightly caramelised (butter and sukrin gold, which is a more natural sweetner with an amazing taste, but you can use xylitol as well) pecans and sliced banana, sooooo good. The oats only need to be cooked with milk to get that lovely creamy texture that doesn’t really require any sugar added to it 🙂 Yum!