A Healthy Breakfast

oatmeal

January is National Oatmeal Month! Oatmeal happens to be a favorite food of our Registered Dietitian, Molly Sleger. She says that the two best benefits of the oatmeal is it helps lower cholesterol and helps prevent constipation. And any kind of oats will do! Molly says instant oats, old-fashioned oats and steel cut oats are all very similar in nutrition content. She has these great tips on making oatmeal a filling meal! 

  • Use at least 1/2 cup oats (when measured dry)
  • Use cows milk for more protein content
  • Add chopped nuts as a topping
  • Mix in a scoop of peanut butter, plain Greek yogurt, or cottage cheese to cooked oatmeal