Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Better Oats - better breakfast, snack, supper!

"Convenience" and "nutritious" are usually not related. In my family, cereals and granola + milk is convenient breakfast. It's fast-food breakfast - pour in milk to that bowl of granola/cereals and breakfast is done. It is not unhealthy; however, the whole grain aspect in cereals is never better or comparable to stove-top cooked old fashioned whole grain rolled oats.

So how about instant oatmeal that needs that life-changing moment from boiling water? Frankly I have tried some varieties of instant oatmeal (plain and flavored) and often, they taste like soaked cardboard paper (flavor and texture). It is also not often to have instant oatmeal to really mean (1)INSTANT  i.e. quick 1-2 minute cooking; and (2) OATMEAL - the true taste of whole grain oats like those slowed cooked over the stove-top. Then I had the chance to sample Better Oats....

Out of the five sample product items (Organic RAW-Bare, Organic RAW-Pomegranate, Oat Revolution Instant Oatmeal, Blueberry Muffin Old Fashioned Oatmeal, and Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Old Fashioned Oatmeal), I picked three products for some quick sampling. I could not wait.

The first creation is playing with a Mix and Match of flavors, combining Organic RAW-Bare (Plain Grain) and Blueberry Muffin Old Fashioned Oatmeal to make this Thick and Hearty Blueberry Multigrain Oats.

The mix of ingredients (e.g. Organic Whole Grain Rolled Oats, Organic Barley, Organic Flax seed, Organic Quinoa, etc.) is wholesome and healthy in the Organic RAW product. LOVE.

There are even real dried blueberries in the Blueberry Muffin Old Fashioned Oatmeal! LOVE.

As I do not use a microwave at home, the measuring cup pouch (which I thought is an interesting and creative way for microwave-measurement-and-cooking) does not come in handy. BUT cooking over the stove-top is super easy, hassle-free and fast - all done in about 2 minutes! LOVE.

Most importantly, the oatmeal was tasty with thick and hearty multigrain texture! LOVE.

If cooking the Organic Raw Oats over the stove-top is fast, then this second creation is even faster.

Adding organic creamy peanut butter to an instant oatmeal with flax, real apples and cinnamon. Creamy Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon - my Oat Revolution. YAY.

Dried apples pieces in the ingredient list and not just any kind of apple flavoring. LOVE.

Indeed, an Oat Revolution! Where convenience meet nutritious and delicious, then calls itself real food. Fast food that is real. How good can this get?

About the Sponsor
Better Oats® instant oatmeal comes in many delicious varieties - 23 flavors in fact, including RAW Pure & Simple® Pomegranate and MMM... Muffins® Blueberry Muffin. Kids love Better Oats because it's fun and delicious, and parents love it because it is not only nutritious, but also convenient. Better Oats uses up to 35 percent less packaging than traditional instant oatmeal boxes (so there's more room on the pantry shelf), and the pouch doubles as a measuring cup!

Made with 100% whole grain oats and flax seeds, this complete line offers a simple and healthy option when it comes to instant oatmeal. But it's not only a great breakfast (or lunch... or snack...) but also a better ingredient to spice up a cookie or other baked goods.

You've got to try Better Oats. If you've been settling for ordinary oatmeal, then you're in for a treat because Better Oats is just... better! Try and see for yourself.

Visit the Better Oats website! Find a location near you. You can also join BetterOats Facebook page.

This sponsorship is brought to you by Foodie Blogroll and Better Oats whom we have partnered with for this promotion.

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