Wellness Wednesday post coming at you today and it’s got me all jazzed up about breakfast again. Specifically oatmeal toppings, because who doesn’t love a feel good, fill me up bowl of steaming oats topped with all the tasty toppings?
I should preface this post by saying that I’m sorry my Wellness Wednesdays have been few and far between. I’ve been working hard on content and so over the next few months you should see many more WW popping up on the blog! *Clap, Clap*
Today, we start the day off with healthy oatmeal toppings that have given me some serious inspiration to start eating oatmeal again. I’ve mentioned before that I used to eat oatmeal every single day for breakfast and sometimes dinner in college. Yes, I loved it THAT much.
A few benefits of eating oatmeal:
1.) One serving of oatmeal provides you with a healthy dose of fiber, protein, heart-healthy whole grains & phytonutrients that can reduce the risk of heart disease and blood pressure.
2.) “Oats are an excellent source of manganese and molybdenum. They are also a very good source of phosphorus as well as a good source of copper, biotin, vitamin B1, magnesium, dietary fiber, chromium, zinc and protein.” Source: WhFoods.com
3.) Oatmeal is a wonderful breakfast due to the nutrients but also the slow-releasing carbs, which may help to keep you fuller, longer.
How to make a healthy bowl of oatmeal:
Skip the packaged oatmeal and create a DIY version with these wonderful healthy oatmeal toppings. Feel free to mix and match or create your own!
Cook 1/2 cup of rolled oats according to package directions, then top or stir in toppings of choice. Each topping combo below clocks in at around 150 calories. 150 calories for your oatmeal + 150 calories for your toppings = 300 calories of a nutritious healthy breakfast!
150 calorie healthy oatmeal toppings:
strawberries & cream: stir in 1/4 cup dried strawberries + 1/4 cup coconut milk
banana nut muffin: stir in 1/2 banana, sliced + 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts + pinch of cinnamon
carrot cake: stir in: 1/4 cup shredded carrots + 2 tablespoons raisins + 1 tablespoon maple syrup + pinch of cinnamon & nutmeg
salted peanut butter chocolate chip cookie: stir in 1 tablespoon peanut butter + 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips + pinch of sea salt
pumpkin pie: stir in 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree + 1 tablespoon maple syrup + 1 tablespoon chopped pecans + pinch of pumpkin pie spice
nutella crunch: stir in 1 tablespoon chocolate chips + 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts
antioxidant bowl: stir in 1/4 cup raspberries + 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips + 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
christmas morning: stir in 1 tablespoon dried cranberries + 2 tablespoons freeze dried apples + 1 tablespoon brown sugar + cinnamon + nutmeg
chocolate protein brownie: stir in 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder + 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips + 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
tropical bowl: stir in 1/2 cup diced mango + 2 tablespoons shredded coconut + 1 tablespoon chopped macadamia nuts
figgy honey: stir in 1 fig + 1/2 tablespoon honey + 2 tablespoons pistachios
almond joy: stir in 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips + 2 tablespoons chopped almonds + 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
Hope you love these healthy oatmeal toppings! If you like this, you might also like these some of my other recipes featuring oatmeal: