Oatmeal is a great weight loss breakfast because the high in fiber, protein, and pre-biotics content in the grain naturally suppresses the appetite. Oatmeal is also an amazing blank canvas, and you are the artist! With the right ingredients, you can build a healthier, more nutritious bowl of oatmeal that will curb cravings and boost your metabolism. Give some of these add-ins a try and we guarantee your entire family will love them!
Nutritious Oatmeal Add-Ins
- Nuts/Nut Butter - One of easiest weight loss tips to adopt is adding nuts or nut butter to one meal or snack a day. Walnuts, peanut butter, almonds, almond butter, etc. add flavor, protein, healthy fats, and are extremely low in sugar. It is very important to be mindful of portion size because of the higher (although healthy) fat content of nuts. Only add 1/4 cup of nuts or only 1-2 Tbsp. of nut butters to your oatmeal.
- Berries - Sweeten your oatmeal with mixed berries! Not only will berries boost fiber content, they will add needed vitamins and minerals to your family's diet. Berries also contain anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants fight free radicals that cause issues such as wrinkles and who doesn't love a breakfast that can give them healthy, glowing skin?
- Flax/Chia Seed - Skinny Blend are fortified with flax seed for a reason. Omega-3 fatty acids have actually been shown to boost brain health and development! Even better, flax and chia seeds form a gel in liquid that aids in digestion, naturally curbs cravings, and provides energy. Sprinkle 1-2 Tbsp. on your entire family's hot cereal.
- Quinoa - It may sound strange, but quinoa is a great add-in for oatmeal! Quinoa is a complete protein, vegan, and also packed with fiber. Eating more of the nutrients found in quinoa is the best way to lose weight because you will eat less calories, while getting more nutrition. Add about 1/4 cup or as much as you'd like for a little texture.
These four add-ins are amazing for giving your oatmeal boosting the nutritional value of your oatmeal. But can you guess our favorite?
... Skinny Blend! Adding just 1 scoop of Skinny Blend adds more than protein. Skinny Blend is a great tasting protein blend that adds fiber, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals! You will find not only do you have the best tasting protein oatmeal, you are also about to curb your cravings and eat your oatmeal without adding sugar.
Oatmeal for breakfast, a snack, even dinner is great addition to your weight loss program. The best part is, it is completely customizable. Try creating an "Oatmeal Bar" on the weekends; setting out different ingredients and letting your family make their own creations. We hope you love these suggestions and start making oatmeal a part of your families regular routine.