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Friday, September 26, 2008

Amy's Steel Cut Oatmeal Bowl

Amy's Low Calorie Steel Cut OatmealToday I was reading a great article on CNN about lowering cholesterol through eating more of certain foods (and less of others). The article features a beautiful picture of a bowl of oatmeal garnished with beautiful fresh blueberries and suggests eating more plant-based foods, fruits, & whole grains to stay healthy while avoiding red meat, full-fat dairy, baked and fried goods. It specifically calls out oatmeal as a great natural food to eat for lowering your cholesterol.

The article was really interesting and worth reading if you are interested in healthy diet information, and it also reminded me that I've been meaning to blog about an additional steel-cut oatmeal made by Amy's that I found at Whole Foods (I blogged previously about a yummy steel-cut oatmeal I found at Trader Joe's, after learning about the health benefits of steel-cut oatmeal on Oprah which you can read about in my original posting). Since some of you have emailed me to tell me that you don't live near a Trader Joe's (which is very unfortunate), I thought it was worth doing a posting to tell you about this alternate option!

As I mentioned previously, steel-cut oatmeal is delicious and filling, but very time consuming to make. Like with the Trader Joe's version, Amy has created a pre-made frozen version of the oatmeal which you can conveniently make on your own. The serving size is really filling (255g) and the oatmeal is quite tasty. In terms of nutrtition, the oatmeal is dairy free, all natural, and has 220 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, and 5 grams of fiber (so 4 weight watchers points).

Amy's also makes some other breakfast bowls (some have fewer calories, and some are gluten and/or dairy free) that I will blog about later, but you may want to check them out as well (I particularly like the multi-grain one). They all make great low calorie breakfast and low calorie lunch options.


By the way -- there are tons of things that you might want to consider putting in your oatmeal including: low calorie chocolate, frozen bananas, fresh or frozen cherries or blueberries, soy nuts, regular nuts, cinnamon, & honey.


Meg said...

I love Amy's frozen cereal bowls...especially the cream of rice. Have your tried the Target Archer Farms frozen oatmeal? It is good too!

Anonymous said...


(yes Im kinda lazy that way :))

thanks for sharing Im off to whole foods this morning!

Anonymous said...

I love steel cut oatmeal and was just looking at this one when I was in Whole Foods last week. Steel-cut oats can be very time consuming but I have found that they are less so if made in the slow-cooker over night. I put the water and oats in before heading to bed and wake to breakfast when I head down to start my coffee :)

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