1/09/2013

Quaker Real Medley Oatmeal (Influenster)

Oatmeal is so good.

Well at least I think it is. It's also incredibly healthy for your body. Do you know why?

Here is a list of some of the best things about oatmeal:
**It provides your body with some much needed fiber
**It can help you to control your weight
**It can help lower cholesterol
**It can reduce your risk of getting heart disease
**It may be able to reduce your risk of getting type 2 Diabetes
**It might be able to reduce the risk of some cancers
**It can help lower high blood pressure if you have it
It is a great source of protein
It contains healthy carbs
**Super easy to make
**It is very affordable

I eat oatmeal every morning and sometimes at other times during the day in a variety of recipes. I love to make OIAJs which is short for oatmeal in a jar. (It's basically oatmeal followed by a variety of layers of fruit, yogurt, more fruit, sometimes granola, protein powder and other things are added...) I also like to eat oatmeal in a bowl with fruit, honey, and cinnamon. I also use dry oatmeal in Smoothies, in yogurt, and parfaits. Oatmeal can be used in too many things to even mention.


HOWEVER, I know that not everyone has that much time to make a complicated oatmeal recipe and need something quicker. A solution? Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal. It's delicious, simple, and very quick. It comes in a container that you can add milk or water to (I use unsweetened almond milk, vanilla almond milk, or soy milk). Then you just pop it in the microwave and when it's done you can eat it on the go. Now, isn't that pretty convenient for even the busiest people? I think so.


I've only tried the Apple Walnut kind---thanks to Influenster, who sent me a complimentary one in my Holiday Voxbox last month. It was great, It had dried cranberries, walnuts, and apples in it too. One word- -- Yum. I would definitely make it again. Here's what it looks like:



There are also a few other varieties available, such a Peach Almond (chunks of peaches and almonds), Cherry Pistachio (chunks of cherries, almonds, and pistachios), and Summer Berry (chunks of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries). They actually all sound good to me.


If you want more information on these flavors, feel free to visit http://www.quakeroats.com/products/hot-cereals/real-medleys