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OMEGA 3 Raisin Oatmeal!

Posted Dec 07 2010 11:00pm

Yes I know it is my fault that I'm tired because I am up so late.  I am still working on kicking that nasty habit goodbye.  So tonight will be short and sweet.  This morning I woke up feeling ravenous and I thought of having oatmeal instead of the usual toast with peanut butter.  I basically added all the ingredients one would find in an oatmeal raisin cookie, in addition to flaxseeds.  

Flaxseeds are an excellent source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids and most people do not get their Omega 3s which are found in fish and walnuts.  Now although flaxseeds are high in fat, they are still good for you and should be eaten in moderation.  Recently I bought a pack of flax seeds and I add them to just about anything for breakfast - over toast-pb & banana, over bagel & cream cheese, over oatmeal, and I've even baked with them - check out my post on Eggless Banana Oatmeal Chip Cookies .  I wonder what would happen if I cooked with flaxseeds, you know, when you add seeds to hot oil just as I do in most of my Indian dishes.  Hmmm... something I'll have to read up on because I don't exactly want to lose the nutritional benefit.  I'm rambling now so I'll stop!  In any case, you can find flaxseeds at most health food grocery stores, to name a few - Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Wegmans.


TELL ME: Have you tried Flaxseeds?  If so, what do you add them to?


NUTRITION: This oatmeal contains tons and tons of nutrition.  Oats help reduce cholesterol and are a good source of Protein and Fiber.  Milk is a very good source of Calcium and Vitamin D. It is also a good source of Protein, Vitamins A and K.  Flaxseeds add Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Protein, and Fiber to this oatmeal.  Walnuts are an excellent source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids.  Raisins are known to be an antioxidant rich fruit. 


INGREDIENTS:
  • Quaker Old Fashioned Oats - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Milk 1% Low Fat - 1/2 cup
  • Brown Sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 tsp
  • Raisins - 1 tbsp
  • Walnuts - 2 tbsp
  • Flaxseeds - 1/2 tsp

DIRECTIONS:
1. Add oats to a microwave safe bowl.

 2. Add water.

3. Add milk.

4. Add brown sugar.

5. Add cinnamon (I forgot to take a picture of cinnamon so I used an image from a previous post :-)

6. Stir.

7. Microwave for 2 minutes.

8. This is what you should have.

9. I transferred my oatmeal to a prettier bowl.

10. Add raisins.

11. Add walnuts.

12. Top with flaxseeds.

13. Combine and enjoy!  Ain't it yummy, and no guilt?!?!?


TELL ME: Have you tried Flaxseeds?  If so, what do you add them to?


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