My Favorite Fast Food

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Good ol? oatmeal, a popular go-to for breakfast since way back in the early 1850s, is a true nutritional powerhouse. And it?s not just for breakfast anymore?Oh no!

Chris and I are huge oatmeal fans, and nothing keeps us feeling fuller longer! We often depend on this mealtime lifesaver when we?re on the road or out running errands and need a quick and healthy meal?even on low-carb days. Yes, that?s right. If you’re carb cycling and find yourself totally stuck with no healthy low-carb options available, go for some oatmeal! It?s loaded with complex carbs and fiber, which help you feel fuller longer and keep those blood sugar levels steady. And that fiber has so many other really important health benefits too! It?s a total win-win!

We love Starbucks? oatmeal, and with a Starbucks on pretty much every corner, in every airport, and in lots of hotels, it can be a great way to start the day?or save the day! My favorite way to enjoy my Starbucks? oatmeal is to add two Stevia packets (which I keep in my purse or diaper bag), and half a package each of the dried fruit and nuts that come with each cup of oatmeal. It is 250 calories of awesomeness ๐Ÿ˜‰

So the next time you?re out and about and your stomach starts growling, try some oatmeal instead of all those other fatty, fast food options. Your tummy?and your scale?will thank you!

96 Responses

  1. I just had it this morning ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL!!! Glad I’m not the only one that loves oatmeal. I know some people that vege it up. I haven’t gotten that far, but will eat fruit and dairy in mine.

  2. Thank you so much Heidi for this. It came at the perfect time. My husband and I are on the road a lot – with work and pleasure – and I always question myself about what is “good” for me. I love oatmeal and this will now be my go-to meal/snack.

  3. My favorite lunch places when on the run are Greek fast food spots in a mall like the one at Arrowhead Mall in Glendale. The salad with feta is fantastic, large, filling, and full of good old ruffage.

  4. I would have to say Jamba Juices Steel Cut Oatmeal is sooo much better then Starbucks mushy rolled oat “Microwaved” oatmeal. If you have never tired it you should ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. If you have celiac, you should still be fine with oatmeal but you may need to stick with Quaker brand. I believe that it isn’t processed on the same equipment as anything wheat where other brands may be. Just be sure the packaging says GF. This of course is harder when you are on the go.

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