Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but it can be hard to make healthy choices when the most readily available options are FULL of sugar.

 

That’s why oatmeal is your best friend.

 

Super quick and easy to cook and now pretty easy to get your hands on.

 

But with the growing popularity comes the ‘quick packets’ that claim to make your life easier.

 

Well even though they might decrease cooking time, they’re not giving you enough of the good stuff but instead giving you too much of the bad.

 

So we’ve got some tips on how to get the most from your morning bowl of oatmeal.

 

Tip #1

 

Choose rolled oats over quick oats.

 

Yes they'll take longer to cook but you'll be getting a whole lot more fibre and protein than the quick stuff.

 

And they'll leave you feeling fuller for longer.

 

Tip #2

 

Adding simple things like almond or peanut butter, Greek yogurt or protein powder will add... you guessed it, more protein to your snack.

 

Tip #3

 

Add flavour to your dish with some dried apricots or dates.

 

Or try some berries (fresh or frozen) or apples for added flavour.

 

And yes, it will add more fibre!

 

Tip #4

 

To finish instead of undoing all your hard work by heaping on some syrup, try some unsweetened apple sauce, mashed banana or puree berries.

 

So there you have it, simple, easy tips to make the best of you first meal of the day.

 

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