Michelle's Meals on a Budget
Having oatmeal for breakfast every morning, or at least a few times a week, is not only good for your heart, but it's good for your wallet too! Oatmeal is rich in soluble fiber and one of the cheapest ways to add healthy foods to your diet. Here are some tips about buying and cooking oatmeal and a few variations to try.
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* You can buy the store brand which usually costs half as much as the national brand and tastes just as good.
* Don't waste your money on the little instant packages, unless they go on sale for a really great price. Usually you will save money by getting the large canister of quick or old fashioned oats.
* The old fashioned oats are the healthier choice, and they can even be cooked in the microwave. My husband's the expert on this, he has it almost every morning.
* Oatmeal is a nutritious addition to cookies and baked goods, adding fiber to an otherwise unhealthy snack. If you have it on hand for breakfast, you're more likely to use it for baking too.
* Here's several different things you can add to your morning oatmeal for an extra tasty flavoring or increased nutritional value...
See our Oatmeal and Fruit Variations
For more information and delicious recipes using oatmeal, visit QuakerOatmeal.com
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