Have an Oat-tastic Day!

Did you know yesterday was National Oatmeal Day? Did you eat any oatmeal to celebrate? Don’t worry if you didn’t, there’s still time!   Not only is oatmeal delicious, it’s full of health benefits. Since only the outer hull is removed, the germ and bran remain intact, making it a whole grain product. It’s high…

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Why I LOVE Breakfast!

When you were a child, you were probably told, “Breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day”, right? Well, I agree! Breakfast literally means “break-fast”. You sleep for 8-12 hours and by morning; your energy levels are low. Breakfast provides your body with the energy it needs to start your day! Why Breakfast?  …

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Oat-tastic Muffins for Breakfast

Today, muffins come in many different varieties. There are blueberry, chocolate chip, bran, corn and of course, oatmeal muffins. Over the years, muffins have received a bad rap for their high sugar content and low nutritional value. But they’re not all that way!   Fresh baked oatmeal muffins are actually a great way to start…

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Cooking with Your Microwave Oven

The microwave oven is a great invention that has helped immensely with modern-day lifestyles.  The microwave provides you with an option for quick reheating when you are busy doing a million things.  Microwave ovens use electromagnetic radiation to heat foods up quickly, efficiently, and evenly compared to other slower methods of heating and cooking.  …

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Vanilla Maple Overnight Oats with Pomegranate

Overnight oats are a great make-ahead breakfast for those who don’t have time to prepare breakfast in the morning. They take just a few minutes to prepare the night before, require virtually no cleanup, and are a filling and nutritious breakfast. The added pomegranate seeds in this recipe make a great addition with enhanced flavor, crunch, and color, not to mention the extra powerful antioxidants!

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Oat-tastic Breakfast

Oatmeal is an old traditional breakfast food that’s popularity has grown once again over the last few years. This hot cereal is a great alternative to sugary breakfast cereals and makes for a power-infused, high-energy breakfast that is perfect for starting your day.   Oats are a whole-grain that provides you with many vitamins and…

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Have an Oat-tastic Day

Even though oatmeal has been around forever, it seems like people are finally sparking interest over this old breakfast. Overnight oats, steel cut oats, oatmeal granola bars, and oatmeal energy bites- the options are boundless! So why this sudden revival in one of America’s oldest breakfasts? People are rediscovering all of the wonderful benefits of…

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January Monthly Morsels

The Wonders of Oatmeal By Charna Sheinfeld, Nutrition Intern   January is National Oatmeal Month! What a great time of year to celebrate this satisfying grain. There is nothing like a hot bowl of creamy oatmeal on a cold wintry morning, especially when you know that you are giving your body loads of vital nutrients….

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Savory Oatmeal with Mushrooms, Shallots and Rosemary

Oatmeal is generally thought of as a sweeter dish but savory oatmeal is a twist on the classic sugar and cinnamon breakfast dish. This savory oatmeal is great as an afternoon snack as it really keeps your hunger at bay between lunch and dinner when the “munchies” kicks in. It reminds me a little bit of a creamy risotto in texture, yet it is much easier and quicker to make!

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Creamy Baked Oatmeal with Apples and Dates

This oatmeal is a little bit of a change from the typical oatmeal that is made over the stove. As opposed to a more porridge-like consistency, baked oatmeal is more similar to a bread pudding. It is great as a breakfast or even a filling snack. It can be prepared the night before and put in the refrigerator overnight. Then in the morning, all you need to do is re-heat in the oven or microwave and you have a hot fresh breakfast!

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Have You Had Your Oatmeal Muffin Today?

Today is National Oatmeal Muffin Day and what a better way to start your day than with a fresh oatmeal muffin for breakfast or midmorning snack!  Not only are they tasty but it’s a great way to enjoy the health benefits of oatmeal that’s different from the everyday bowl of oatmeal in the morning.  It’s…

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Breakfast…Your Mother Was Right (Again!)

So, tell the truth!  Do you run out the door in the morning without eating breakfast?  You have the best of intentions to eat when you get to the office, right?  But when you get there, you have many “fires to put out” and before you know it, its 11:00 am and your stomach is…

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Tips for Lowering Cholesterol

Getting your cholesterol levels checked on a consistent basis is the key to living a healthy life. According to the American Heart Association, those who have cholesterol levels higher than 240 mg/dl are at double the risk of having a heart attack as opposed to those who have cholesterol levels <200 mg/dl. Include “good” fats…

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