Hello! Ever since I found out my mom has high cholesterol, I’ve been finding ways to make that would taste good and can help lower her overall cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein, aka the bad cholesterol). Oatmeal is an awesome choice for breakfast that would help keep her full until lunch because it has a good amount of protein and fiber, and is a heart-healthy wholegrain! I love adding fruits like apples, bananas, and raisins and sprinkling some cinnamon on top in my oatmeal to give it a natural sweet flavor! I also add some walnuts to help me mom get some more healthy fats in her body (omega-3’s). It also gives the dish more character and makes it look extra good lookin’ and delicious. 😉 How do you like eating your oatmeal? If you don’t eat it often, I encourage you to eat more wholegrain foods such as oatmeal! 🙂
Oatmeal with Banana, Raisin, and Cinnamon
1 cup wholegrain rolled oats (I used Quakers)
2 cups milk (or water)
pinch of salt
1 medium sliced banana
1/4 cup raisins
splenda packet or your choice of sugar (optional)
crushed walnuts (optional)
- Heat a pot on the stove and mix in the milk, oats, a pinch of salt and, and your choice of sugar if using. Cook until it bubbles and the oats look soft and fluffy.
- Stir in the raisins and cook for another minute to soften up the raisins.
- Turn off the fire and and pour the oatmeal into two bowls.
- Add the slices banana, a few raisins, crushed walnuts, and cinnamon on top.
- Grab a spoon and enjoy your yummy breakfast! 🙂