Supermarket Guide: Oatmeal
For the perfect on-the-go breakfast, try one of these quick oat options on for size!
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1. Better Oats Organic Raw Pure & Simple Multigrain Hot Cereal
Oats commingle with barley, quinoa, rye, wheat and flaxseeds in these delicious breakfast blends, along with organic evaporated cane juice-sweetened flavors like Cinnamon Plum Spiced and Chai Spiced (but avoid Pomegranate, which contains maltodextrin). Replete with omega-3s and whole grains, plus a hearty multigrain texture, the best part is that Better Oats’ packets have a waterline for measuring (no measuring cup required)!
$2, betteroats.com for retail locations
Nutrients per serving (Chai Spiced): Calories: 160, Total Fat: 2.5 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Carbs: 30 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 8 g, Protein: 4 g, Sodium: 220 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg
2.Simpli Gluten Free Instant Oatmeal, Plain
Simpli takes great care to ensure that its oats are free of gluten and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by inspecting its seeds for impurities, keeping its harvesting and drying machines clean, and carefully storing and shelling its oats in a dedicated facility. The appetizing result? Fiber-loaded instant oats in a portable cup: Simply add boiling water and let stand for a minute. Add some cinnamon, raw honey, fruit or nuts for a boost of flavor!
$3, livesimpli.com for retail locations
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 150, Total Fat: 2.5 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Carbs: 27 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 0 g, Protein: 5 g, Sodium: 140 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg
3. Gluten-Free Prairie Gluten-Free Oats
We promise the adorable puppies on Gluten-Free Prairie’s home page aren’t the only reason we love these oats! Along with a commitment to offering healthy, gluten-free products, the company’s sponsorship of the Celiac Disease Foundation shows that they’ve got heart. These dehulled, dry-milled oats haven’t been precooked, offering you the benefits of extra protein and a longer shelf life. They’re non-GMO, free of sodium, and harvested and milled in a dedicated gluten-free facility. Try it with a swirl of natural nut butter!
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 150, Total Fat: 2.5 g, Sat. Fat: 0.5 g, Carbs: 26 g, Fiber: 5 g, Sugar: 0 g, Protein: 7 g, Sodium: 0 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg
4. Stoked Oats Bucking-Eh
There’s definitely a reason to be stoked about these oats! This gluten-free morning glory is a great start to your day, with flax, chia seed, oat base and natural flavor accents from apple, currants, cinnamon and more. As an added bonus, the addition of whey isolate ups the protein count and keeps you satiated for longer. When you want something a little different opt for the Stone Age blend which is also free of added sugar and completely clean.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 152, Fat: 3 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Carbs: 26 g, Fiber: 5 g, Sugars: 6 g, Protein: 7 g, Sodium: 12 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg