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Oatmeal is the Greatest Breakfast For All Humans

Updated on May 16, 2011

Are You a Human? Eat Oatmeal for Breakfast.

Every morning, aliens stumble to their meal of gelatinous cubes and post-processed radioactive sludge. Unless you are an alien, you should not eat things that could be plausibly served in a space station or airplane. The only thing you should be eating in the morning should be oatmeal, and things you can put in oatmeal.

Oatmeal is the perfect food. It's healthy, filling, full of fiber, low-fat, low-sodium, easy to digest, and just plain good. You can eat it raw in your yogurt on a hot day, or toss it into some boiling water with cinnamon for an easy hot breakfast for your whole family. If oatmeal isn't a staple of your daily diet, you're missing out!

Hot Oatmeal is Classic Oatmeal

You can't go wrong with hot oatmeal for breakfast. It's so good on a cold, winter morning, and seems to be the definition of comfort food. A stock of dried fruits and nuts can be added for a delicious, healthy treat, along with classic spices like cinnamon and allspice and nutmeg. Less health-conscious folks can also add brown sugar, a pat or two of butter, and maybe even a little maple syrup! If you think it might be delicious to eat in oatmeal, it is delicious to eat in oatmeal!

Other tricks one might try with hot oatmeal:

1) Add a tablespoon or two of Almond Butter. Your daily vitamin E was never so tasty

2) Bacon bits. What? A little brown sugar, a little maple syrup, some raisins, and salty bits of bacon? That's good grub, mates.

3) Quince: a difficult fruit to peel, but a delicious, luxuriant fruit to cook in butter and brown sugar, then be poured over oatmeal.

4) Other grains - cook the oatmeal slowly with a little quinoa, a little buckwheat, and maybe some ground up flaxseed mixed in after cooking, and really bring out the rich, wholesome flavor of oatmeal. Even leftover brown rice is an excellent addition to your morning oatmeal!

There are only two ways to ruin hot oatmeal.McDonald's Restaurant is notorious for being the only company in the world that is able to mess up one of the simplest, healthiest dishes on the planet with their recent addition of oatmeal to their menu.

The only other way to ruin oatmeal is to burn it. Don't let your oatmeal sit on a hot stove without stirring! You'll ruin the bottom of your pot!

Cold Oatmeal

Looking for a fast, healthy breakfast on the go when you just don't have time to cook oatmeal? Avoid the thinly-veiled candy bars of pre-packaged oatmeal bars like the Nutrigrain brand of supposedly "healthy" bars with more sugar than you need all day long. Instead just put coarse oatmeal on top of your yogurt with all the things you'd normally put into your yogurt from cinnamon to maple syrup to dried fruits. Oatmeal does not need to be cooked to be eaten and enjoyed.

For cold cereal, a household Muslix Mix could be kept handy in a plastic bin. Include oatmeal, delicious nuts and grains, and dried fruits. Pour it into a bowl with milk, and enjoy your homegrown Musli. It's fast, easy, healthy, and delicious.

Oatmeal is a hard breakfast to mess up, but an easy breakfast for everyone to get right, to start their day healthy and set their body up for a delicious beginning to their day!

Frugal families might even pick a busy weekday and declare it "Oatmeal for dinner day!" where the cost-effective meal of oatmeal is eaten for dinner, as well, to save money.


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      dallaswriter 6 years ago from North Carolina

      I love oatmeal and yes I think it is awesome power food! I am going to the kitchen to make some right now. Great hub!