Did you know January is National Oatmeal Month?
… me neither.
More oatmeal is consumed in January than any other month. Oatmeal provides a significant amount of vitamins and nutrients crucial to good health. Oatmeal is heart-healthy, high in fiber, and it releases energy slowly throughout the day, giving you long-lasting fuel for your body. Eating oatmeal can lower blood cholesterol and may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Known for the significant health benefits, oatmeal, for some, is a staple in the daily dietary program. Oatmeal provides a warming, soft, nutritious meal and is a great way to start the day.
The best thing about oatmeal is that it can be customized for each and every person’s personal tastes. With oatmeal, you can create many different breakfasts, but you’ll only have to cook one! You can come up with themes such as Bananas and cream, apple pie, peaches and cream, even peanut butter and jelly. Or just offer a build your own oatmeal menu item.
Popular Topping Ideas
Raisins and brown sugar
Low-fat granola and skim milk
Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
Sliced bananas and chopped nuts
Apple and brown sugar
Orange marmalade and dried cranberries
Skim milk and sliced peaches
Honey and cinnamon
Strawberry yogurt and sliced kiwi
For more Oatmeal Topping Ideas, consult your refrigerator.
From our friends at SEFA