From Registered Dietitian, Deb Lounsbury
Certified Diabetes Educator
Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Weight Management & Celiac Disease
My favorite thing lately has been hot oatmeal for breakfast, especially on these cold winter mornings! It only takes about 5 minutes to cook. I top it up with blueberries or a sliced banana, some ground flax seed, a little bit of brown sugar and lots of milk. It often keeps me going until lunch time! Oats are a great source of soluble fibre, blueberries contain antioxidant vitamins, flax seed has omega-3 fatty acids – these are all good things for a healthy heart!
But oats aren’t just for breakfast… I reach for them often to make other things like homemade granola, apple crisp, oatmeal raisin muffins and to hold together meat loaf. I buy the Only Oats brand because I have family members with Celiac disease and this brand is one that is wheat-free.
Try a bowl of hot oatmeal for breakfast tomorrow. Here’s a great one to try from our recipe bank: Rise ‘N Shine Pumpkin Porridge