Anyone else eat oatmeal in the morning?

iamme

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i love this stuff. it's yummy, heathly, cheap, quick to make, filling, and when the weather gets cold, it's nice in the winter!

i :heart: oatmeal.

any yummy recipes to kick up the oatmeal a notch??

i usually eat mine with a little brown sugar. but lately i've been putting some strawberry jam in it :D
 

DaShen

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Used to, don't have time now.

Grits, Cream of Wheat, Oatmeal. All good! I should again, buy some instant for work or something. GRITS sound really good right now.
 

iamme

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Originally posted by: DaShen
Used to, don't have time now.

Grits, Cream of Wheat, Oatmeal. All good! I should again, buy some instant for work or something. GRITS sound really good right now.

Quaker 2-minutes-in-the-microwave FTW! :D
 

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Some brown sugar and honey, maybe a little vanilla extract or coco powder depending on my mood.
 

kranky

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I've been getting the instant oatmeal that comes in a variety box - banana, strawberry, blueberry, peach. But I have to eat two envelopes if I want to make it through to lunchtime.

I wish I had time to make real oatmeal, it's a lot better than the instant. Try some McCann's Irish Oatmeal (the Steel Cut variety) if you get a chance. It's the finest I've ever had.
 

Patt

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I try to eat oatmeal when I have time at home, or instant oatmeal at the office. Anyone else like Red River cereal? Not really oatmeal, but fantastic warm breakfast.
 

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Oatmeal is great first thing in the morning if I'm going for a longish bike ride (i.e. 50+ miles). I rarely have it otherwise, though.
 

WhoBeDaPlaya

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Great sponge for cholestrol - especially after a large round of endless shrimp at Red Lobster :eek:
 

BlueWeasel

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One packet simply isn't enough for me, so I'll take one packet of low sugar Maple/Brown Sugar or Apples/Cinnamon and mix it with an equal amount of regular oatmeal.
 
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Originally posted by: gigapet
how is it healthy isnt it just alot alot of carbs?

WTF kind of twisted world do we live in when something is "unhealthy" because it has carbs? :roll:
 

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Originally posted by: gigapet
how is it healthy isnt it just alot alot of carbs?

Oatmeal is a complex whole grain.

Bad carbs are sugar, other sweetners, white flour products.

NOT fruits, vegetables, whole grains (oats, barley, wheat, etc).

It would be best, however, to eat it with some protein and fat.
 

gigapet

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Originally posted by: Legend
Originally posted by: gigapet
how is it healthy isnt it just alot alot of carbs?

Oatmeal is a complex whole grain.

Bad carbs are sugar, other sweetners, white flour products.

NOT fruits, vegetables, whole grains (oats, barley, wheat, etc).

It would be best, however, to eat it with some protein and fat.

so basically its like eating multigrain bread?
 

Feldenak

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I love it. Put some honey (sometimes use brown sugar instead) and then some cinnamon, with some dried apple chunks...mmmm.
 

Legend

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Originally posted by: gigapet
Originally posted by: Legend
Originally posted by: gigapet
how is it healthy isnt it just alot alot of carbs?

Oatmeal is a complex whole grain.

Bad carbs are sugar, other sweetners, white flour products.

NOT fruits, vegetables, whole grains (oats, barley, wheat, etc).

It would be best, however, to eat it with some protein and fat.

so basically its like eating multigrain bread?

Not all breads are equal, but if it's a good kind, yes. That doesn't mean you should eat 80% whole grains. It still has kind of high GI, but not anywhere near as bad as sugar/white flour.
 

iamme

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Originally posted by: BlueWeasel
One packet simply isn't enough for me, so I'll take one packet of low sugar Maple/Brown Sugar or Apples/Cinnamon and mix it with an equal amount of regular oatmeal.

my cousin mentioned she mixed the flavored packets with the unflavored stuff from the canister. i might try that...
 

Scarpozzi

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Oatmeal? Are you in prison or preschool? :p

I used to like oatmeal with raisins, butter, and grape nuts in the winter.
 

iamme

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Originally posted by: Scarpozzi
Oatmeal? Are you in prison or preschool? :p

I used to like oatmeal with raisins, butter, and grape nuts in the winter.

neither :eek:

grape nuts? hmmm....that's an interesting idea.
 

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Absolutely hate it but its the healthiest bfast. old fashioned + brown sugar daily.
 

Scarpozzi

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Originally posted by: iamme
Originally posted by: Scarpozzi
Oatmeal? Are you in prison or preschool? :p

I used to like oatmeal with raisins, butter, and grape nuts in the winter.

neither :eek:

grape nuts? hmmm....that's an interesting idea.
Yeah...it adds a crunch. The raisins simply add antioxidents, sugars, and give you another texture to make it more interesting that just mush.