Raspberry Lemon Oatmeal

Breakfast is my favorite meal.

Oatmeal is a wonderful breakfast food. Especially when it’s rainy outside… like today.

Noosa Yogurt

I like to make my own oatmeal flavors instead of leaving it up to Quaker.

Not-So-Fun Fact: In one flavored packet of oatmeal, half of the weight of the packet is oatmeal and the other half is sugar.

Fun Fact: One serving of oatmeal has 2-3x more soluble fiber than Cheerios. Soluble fiber helps keep your cholesterol normal.

Not-So-Fun Fact: Too much sugar (and other refined carbohydrates) can raise your cholesterol, just like eating the wrong kinds of fat and neglecting to exercise.

Knowing these facts, I feel a personal responsibility to show you how to enjoy your oatmeal and keep it healthy.

Recipe: Raspberry Lemon Oatmeal

Raspberry Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C dry old fashioned oats (30g)
  • 1 C water
  • 1/2 C frozen raspberries, cooked (7g)
  • 1/4 C Raspberry Noosa Yogurt (5g)
  • 1 tsp sugar (5g)
  • Zest of one lemon

Directions

  1. Combine oats and water in a saucepan and boil until reaching desired consistency (2-3 minutes).
  2. Heat Raspberries and add to oatmeal while hot.
  3. Add yogurt and tsp of sugar.
  4. Stir well. Top with lemon zest and enjoy.

A Note to the Diabetics: This oatmeal ends up being about 45g of carbohydrate. If you’re a woman, you could add some eggs to this meal (and vegetables if you like). If you’re a man, you’ve got another 15g of carbohydrate left. You might want to have a glass of milk and some eggs. Or you could always add more raspberries.  

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