100 lb. Club - Oatmeal.....well it's grose isn't it.

04-06-2010, 06:41 AM
So fo rthe last year one healthy thing I have been able to keep up religiously is that i eat breakfast now. And I almost ALWAYS have instant oatmeal. Apple flav with an apple diced up in it. I get the reduced sugar Quaker ones. I am trying to step things up the last month so I heard that sometimes the instant stuff wasn't great for you and that the reg cook on stove stuff is healthier. So I tried it.

Um...not so tasty. Kinda bleck. Maybe I need to add some cinnamon. Just the apples arent cutting it. Back to the drawing board

04-06-2010, 06:47 AM
yeah i've tried a lot to find one i like...kinda like yogurt i eat it because i should lol

I found the quaker wild blueberry muffin, and it was actually good! im sure if you need more you could just add reg quick cook oats to it if you need more substance.

04-06-2010, 07:46 AM
Ooooh, I LOVE homemade oatmeal, but rarely eat it. Grains and me don't get along, not even healthy ones.

What I like to do with it? I add sugar free maple syrup, cinnamon, a couple of raisins and a few chopped walnuts or pecans to it. Yumm.

I would also recommend adding a bit of protein along side it, for more satiation and to stave off the effects of the carbs. Like a 3 -egg white omlette.

04-06-2010, 07:57 AM
I love old fashioned oats in the microwave - flavor with some cinnamon and stevia - my very favorite breakfast. Lots of add in options.

04-06-2010, 07:59 AM
I love oatmeal with some almond butter, 1/2 banana, cinnomon- it tastes like a banana nut muffin.

04-06-2010, 08:00 AM
I mix quick oats with applesauce, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and sweetener. No water. I microwave it for 60 seconds. It's not oatmeal--it's much more like oatmeal cookie dough: chewy and sweet.

04-06-2010, 08:17 AM
I eat old fashioned oats daily & I love them dry. I put 1/2 a cup dry oatmeal into a bowl, add a container of yogurt & then I cut up any piece of fruit, and stir. Then I add in some ground flax and almonds for good fat. Truly delish and my oatmeal go to anytime of the day meal! :) It's good stuff, I could eat it 3 times a day! :)

04-06-2010, 08:32 AM
I cook the plain stuff....but add some sweetener, at a minimum. Most days I'll add some sugar-free cocoa powder, or the powder and some peanut butter, or even some peanut butter and fat free cream cheese. I can't stomach it plain.

04-06-2010, 08:57 AM
When I was able to eat oatmeal, I'd cook the old-fashioned kind (or the steel cut) in milk, then add a few cut-up dates and figs for sweetness, and top with toasted almonds or pecans. Yum!

04-06-2010, 09:18 AM
I can't stand oatmeal either, so I switched to granola. It's high-calorie, but also filling and I just like it. Tastes soooo much better than oatmeal.

04-06-2010, 09:54 AM
I like the old-fashioned stuff but I cook it with a pinch of salt. Lately I've been adding a serving of dried cranberries and a sprinkling of walnuts. I also add a little brown sugar just because I need a little sweet. It takes a little more work than my normal breakfast of toast or Cheerios, but it keeps me full for HOURS.

04-06-2010, 11:07 AM
There was no way I could enjoy oatmeal without adding a ton of calories. So instead of making oatmeal sweet, I starting making it savory. I add black pepper, cayenne, garlic and sometimes a little bit of Parmesan cheese. It is different, but it is good.

04-06-2010, 11:24 AM
I eat old fashioned oats daily & I love them dry. I put 1/2 a cup dry oatmeal into a bowl, add a container of yogurt & then I cut up any piece of fruit, and stir. Then I add in some ground flax and almonds for good fat. Truly delish and my oatmeal go to anytime of the day meal! :) It's good stuff, I could eat it 3 times a day! :)

Oh, this sounds yummy!

I love oats too, but am limiting myself to 1/2 cup of oats right after cardio, three days a week. I'm not opposed to a tsp of raw sugar. It's only 10 calories.

04-06-2010, 11:27 AM
I like oatmeal by itself, I like steel cut oats quite a bit. I really like mixing in pumpkin with some pumpkin pie spice and it is really good.

04-06-2010, 11:38 AM
I used to HATE it but actually like it now. I have the maple & brown sugar. No way I could eat it plain though lol

04-06-2010, 11:50 AM
I'm one of the few people who love oatmeal! Even the old fashioned plan kind :). I don't eat it as often as I should and now I think I'll go out and get some!

04-06-2010, 12:08 PM
Love oatmeal! I do it with a T of peanut butter, 1/2 sliced banana and a few raisins... yummy!!!

04-06-2010, 12:21 PM
I do mine in the microwave. 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup skim milk. 87 seconds later, I just add a tsp. of brown sugar. I love it. You could throw frozen berries in it before nuking, or apple and cinnamon as you said. One person I know adds a spoon of PB to theirs for a kick of protein.

04-06-2010, 12:32 PM
I love oatmeal. I used to eat steel-cut oats for my "second breakfast" (snack) with just nonfat dried milk and cinnamon in them, every morning. Then I figured out the oatmeal was the source of my all-day-long, very stinky gas problem.

So yeah, I don't eat oatmeal anymore.

04-06-2010, 12:42 PM
I like my regular oatmeal with a little maple syrup or brown sugar and a banana.

Since you seem to like the apple thing, try making it in apple juice rather than water or milk.


04-06-2010, 12:46 PM
reduced sugar doesn't mean no sweetener, so if you cooked it without any sweetener at all, then yeah, it won't taste as good as the instant kind with sweetener.

I use lots of cinnamon and the Splenda brown sugar blend (which doesn't have a ton less calories than regular brown sugar, but it stays soft so it's easier to use).

And yes, the instant kind doesn't have that much nutritional value. You can also cook steel cut oats in the crock pot and make a few servings at one time and then just heat some up in the microwave each day.

04-06-2010, 12:48 PM
I hate hate hate oatmeal! I wish I liked it, because it smells good and I know it's healthy, there's just something about the consistency that grosses me out.

04-06-2010, 06:34 PM
I love steelcut oats. I could mine in the crockpot with a bit of fat free half-and-half. In the morrning, I throw in a a little cinnamon, or some dried dates, some chopped pecans, a banana, some blueberries, dried cherries...whatever sounds delish that morning.

04-06-2010, 07:01 PM
I am another oatmeal fan. I like slower-cooking regular, steel-cut, or BRM 5-grain rolled cereal. Often I add fruit, e.g. dried cranberries, apples, frozen berries, or raisins for a sweetener.

04-06-2010, 07:04 PM
I forgot -- could also do it baked.


My sister doesn't like it porridge style so she likes baked better.


04-06-2010, 07:17 PM
ooh, that sounds fantastic! Can't wait to try that idea this weekend! (I've got steel cut oats, so I'm poking around a bit on the web to find a recipe that works for those but I never would have even thought of the idea - thanks!!)

04-06-2010, 07:19 PM
I adore plain old fashioned oats. I didn't at first but it is a taste I've grown accustomed to and I love them now.

04-06-2010, 09:42 PM
I have oatmeal for most breakfasts; it keeps me from feeling hungry. I add dried fruits like mangoes, blueberries, cherries, raisins and so on. I also add a lot of cinnamon and ginger for added spice. Eating oatmeal each day seems to have helped lower my cholesterol levels.

04-07-2010, 01:14 AM
oh, I haven't tried mangoes or ginger. mmmm.....

04-07-2010, 07:01 AM
So in conclusion...oatmeal good. lol. I will have to start expirimenting.