I love oatmeal! It’s healthy and so comfortingly warm on a chilly morning…
Usually I make a very basic oatmeal: oats cooked in water with a sprinkle of salt…and then I top with cinnamon, chopped dates and walnuts.
Lately I’ve been making fruity oatmeal because of all the fresh fruit available during the summer months. I love it and I hope you will too!
And best of all, it’s very weight-loss friendly — a huge heaping bowl figures out to be about 300 calories.
1/4 cup oatmeal (I use Bob Mill’s Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats or Rolled Oats)
1/2 cup water
1 peach, sliced
1 Medjool date, chopped (I use United With Earth Medjool Dates)
1 oz. of walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon of Cinnamon (I use Kirkland Brand Ground Saigon Cinnamon)
Here is how I make mine:
Bring the water to a boil. Add a sprinkling of salt and add the oats. You can use gluten free rolled oats or steel-cut oats. Follow the instructions for the oats you use… or if you do soaked oats, do that. Basically, cook the oats. 🙂
While the oats are cooking, chop some fresh peaches. They have been absolutely wonderful at the Farmer’s Markets -and at about $2.49/lb is a great price for local and organic. Place in the bottom of your bowl
Chop 1-2 Medjool dates and 1 oz. walnuts.
When your oats are cooked, spoon oats over peaches. Top with chopped dates and walnuts. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
I’m not not much of a milk fan on my oatmeal. I used to like it when I was a kid, but for some reason I just like it dry now. But if you like milk, add a little milk. Enjoy! 🙂
Now, the calorie breakdown.
Rolled Oats: 1 servings (1/4 cup dry) is 170 calories
1 peach: 60 calories
1 Medjool date: approximately 60
1 oz. walnuts: 185
This bowl of oatmeal with fruit, dates and walnuts has each bowl only has 480 calories! 🙂 If you want to keep it to around 300 calories, I suggest cutting back to 1/2 oz. of walnuts or eliminating them all together.