National Whole Grains Month

Did you know that September is National Whole Grains Month? Yes, there is an entire month dedicated to whole grains! The best part about whole grains is that there is such a variety to choose from; you can have a different type every night of the week!  The USDA recommends that at least half of…

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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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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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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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Tips to Add Excitement to Your Morning Oatmeal

Wednesday is National Oatmeal Day! Plan to kick off the day with a large bowl of oatmeal to celebrate!  As the weather gets colder, the days get shorter, and the mornings get more brisk, this is the perfect time of year to start incorporating hot cereals like oatmeal into your daily routine.  The advantages of…

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Top Ten Cholesterol-Lowering Foods

Apples: Apple pectin is a soluble fiber that helps remove the cholesterol from your body! Apples contain flavanoids which act as powerful anti-oxidants that seem to halt the “bad” cholesterol from accumulating in your bloodstream. Avocado: Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats, a type of fat that may help to raise the “good”…

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