Nothing says “good morning” like a warm bowl of heart-healthy oatmeal. Whether slowly cooked and creamy or blended with fresh fruit in a smoothie, oats provide your body with many benefits. If you are not eating oatmeal for breakfast, you are missing out on a delicious way to add fiber and nutrients to your body first thing in the morning!
I am very thankful that Baby E loves her breakfast oatmeal. Now, J has also taken a liking to oatmeal for breakfast too! Oatmeal is a nutrient-dense breakfast that supplies certain vitamins and minerals that support a child’s growth and development. A bowl of oatmeal is also filling and provides children with long-lasting energy that helps them stay full till lunchtime.
Besides the benefits of lowering cholesterol (especially LDL, or “bad” cholesterol), and the risks of developing several conditions such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, whole grains such as oats are also an excellent source of iron, magnesium, fibre and B vitamins, that are not only essential to us adults, but also to our children.
If you are looking for a healthy, wholesome and filling breakfast staple that is high in fibrous nutrition, look no further! Enjoy a good serving of oatmeal for both yourself and your children.
I prepare mine with peas, carrots, corns and green beans, added shredded chicken or fish flakes, and a dash of extra virgin olive oil for a great-tasting hearty meal, first thing in the morning. There are so many ways of preparing oatmeal, there is no lack of innovative oatmeal recipes you can find in the worldwide web if you google on “oatmeal recipes”, just be sure to not add too much sugars or other unhealthy ingredients!
Enjoy creating your own!