Balance Your Breakfast with Oats

Did you know that 57% of Americans make time for breakfast every day? But that means 43% of us don’t! Eating a balanced meal in the morning helps regulate blood sugar, improves our food choices later in the day and helps us maintain a healthier weight. What you choose to eat in the morning does…

Wake-up with High Protein Oatmeal

By adding eggs to this traditional, whole grain cereal, here’s another fast and easy high protein breakfast option. Oatmeal offers a substantial dose of soluble fiber but it can leave you feeling hungry by mid-morning. To give your oatmeal a much needed protein punch, stir in eggs (or egg whites) before you start cooking and…

Gingerbread Oatmeal (a warm and cozy New Year’s breakfast)

If you like the flavor of gingerbread (my favorite), you will love this oatmeal. Combining the traditional gingerbread flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and molasses, you create a healthy version of gingerbread in a bowl. For a faster breakfast, make it the night before and reheat in the microwave with a splash of milk. A…

Rhubarb Oat Shortcakes

Delicious. One word to sum up this delightful summer dessert from Melissa Clark, food columnist for the New York Times. Fresh rhubarb is ready to harvest in late spring (my husband picked some beautiful rhubarb from our garden, featured below) and you’ll find it at produce markets throughout most of the summer. The colors in rhubarb are lovely…

Sunday Steel Cut Oatmeal

My husband eats steel cut oatmeal every weekday morning. To keep him from buying sugar-laden oatmeal on his way to work, I make a batch on Sunday. When cooking the oats, I use 1/2 water and 1/2 milk (4 cups liquid to 1 cup oats). This makes a creamy oatmeal and ups the protein and…

Oatmeal with a Protein Punch

Most of us don’t need more protein in our diet but many of us don’t get enough protein at breakfast.  Studies show that a larger breakfast, with protein levels around 20 grams, can improve blood sugar and set the satiety tone for the day.  Here’s a way to give your oatmeal a boost.  Start with…