Already a fan of traditional oats, I was excited to try a couple versions with two of the healthiest foods on the planet, quinoa and chia seeds, added to the mix. Hello, fiber, good fats, and protein. They're certified non-GMO and gluten-free, too.
Creamy and with a taste very similar to classic oatmeal, Love Grown Foods’ Original Super Oats has slight hints of quinoa and a tiny bit of crunch from the chia seeds. Brown Sugar, part of the flavored varieties, is delicious, but it doesn't have as much protein or fiber as the plain. It also has more sodium, so when I buy these in the future, I’ll choose plain and add in my own favorite toppings. Bananas, walnuts, and raw honey would be delicious additions. I love these 100-Calorie Oatmeal Toppings as well. (I see you, bacon!)
The preparation for these oats is ideal for mornings on the go. All you have to do is boil ½ cup of water (I put mine in the microwave for a little over 1 minute), mix in with your oatmeal, and wait for it to absorb.
If you’re like me and wake up as hungry as a marathon runner on their last mile, you can make the oats part of a larger meal. I added butter and blueberries to the plain oats and served it with a kale omelet and avocado for the perfectly balanced hearty breakfast. In fact, I made this tasty dish on Day 31 of my #100HealthyDays challenge.
The next time you’re purchasing your oats, grab these. Because who doesn’t want to live to be 120? Have I told you lately that I love you, Love Grown Foods?
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