Breakfast is easily my favorite part of the day. There is just a special place in my heart for breakfast food.. I could honestly eat it all day long. One of my favorite breakfasts is oatmeal. Did you know, I once ate oatmeal every single morning for about 2 years straight? Once I love something, I REALLY love something.
Coach’s oats is also something that I have loved for years. It is basically the taste/texture of steel cut oats, but cooks in only about 4 minutes. I am all about fast and easy when it comes to food, but of course, healthy as well!
STEEL CUT OATS are groats cut with rotating steel blades. During this process, each groat is cut into small pieces, resulting in oatmeal. Traditional steel cut oats take 30 to 45 minutes to cook on the stovetop only. They are not microwavable.
That’s where coach’s oats comes in, you can microwave them and get the same texture!
Steel cut oatmeal is a whole-grain with a ton of health benefits, including but not limited to assisting with:
- Lower LDL cholesterol levels
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
- Reduced risk of stroke
- Reduced risk of diabetes
- Better weight management
- Reduced risk of asthma
- Healthier carotid arteries
- Healthier blood pressure levels
- Less gum disease and tooth loss
For all my macro friends, here are the macros! Steel-cut oats are also very filling, and personally keeps me fuller longer. I absolutely love the texture, but tend to not get steel-cut oats because of the time it usually takes to prepare. It’s thicker, chewy, and the perfect consistency. Here is a picture of them plain, with nothing added:
I love to make my oats a different way each morning, and that’s the beauty of oatmeal – it truly is like a canvas to make them how you want. You can make them sweet, savory, and with any combination you can think of. The oatmeal is so versatile, it’s fun to come up with different ways to eat them. Here are some of the combinations I have made recently!
ZOATS – zucchini in the dry oats, cooked with water, adding strawberries and peanut butter.
Plain oats with blueberries mixed in (which made them purple!) with coconut peanut butter on top.
Plain oats with fresh papaya and coconut chips. Mango would be an even better idea with the coconut chips, in my opinion.
More oats with mango, and two types of nut butter because I’m indecisive 😉
And the best for last, obviously:
YES. Just yes.
The oats are just a wonderful base of good carbohydrates and fiber, and then it’s up to you to add some extra nutrients – the possibilities are endless.
I’ve teamed up with Coach’s Oats to host a giveaway, so you all can try my favorite oatmeal! It will be hosted on instagram, so head on over to my IG and all you have to do is leave a comment. THREE winners will be chosen and you’ll win a bag of Coach’s Oats (which is huge, by the way). Good luck!
Favorite way to eat oatmeal?