Fruit and Nut Oatmeal

One of my favorite food blogs, Healthy Eats by Food Network, did a taste test of fast food oatmeals not too long ago.  It’s definitely worth a read if you ever order oatmeal out.  The link is here.

I do enjoy a nice warm bowl of oatmeal in the morning, so I thought I would share my favorite combo.  Oatmeal makes a great meal to start your day.  It’s cheap, fast, and easy, and well as being high in fiber, low in fat, and heart healthy.  Oatmeal requires a 2 to 1 water to grain ratio, so adjust as you see fit depending on how hungry you are or how many people you want to feed.

Oatmeal  (for 1)
2/3 cup water
1/3 old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1 tablespoon walnut pieces
1 teaspoon brown sugar 

Bring water to a boil.  Add oats and simmer until all the liquid has been absorbed.

Mix in vanilla, brown sugar, fruit and nuts.

Eat up and feel virtuous about the healthy breakfast you’ve made for yourself!

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