As I’ve mentioned before, I really like oatmeal, especially in the cold months. And it’s a breakfast that I recommend to clients all the time. It sticks to the ribs and is full of fiber, which means you won’t be hungry again for at least a few hours. Recently I was visiting family in Atlanta, and my sister-in-law had frozen oatmeal from Trader Joe’s. I had heard about it before, but never tried it, so when I got home I decided to give it a whirl.
Overall, I really like the frozen oatmeal, although I do have a few critiques.
- Made with steel cut oats.
- Lower in sugar than flavored instant oatmeals, even though made with brown sugar and maple syrup.
- Quick and easy to make – heats up in the microwave in 3-4 minutes.
- Only comes in Brown Sugar & Maple Syrup flavor. Wish they made it plain.
- Made with water. When I make oatmeal at home, I make it with one cup of nonfat milk – equivalent of a calcium serving.
Since the oatmeal already had brown sugar and maple syrup in it, I didn’t need to add any sweetening agent, and with only 6 grams of added sugar it wasn’t too sweet (most sweetened oatmeals have >12 g added sugar). I topped my oatmeal with pomegranate seeds:
One pouch of the oatmeal (w/o fruit) contains 150 calories, 2.5 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 27 g carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 7 g sugar, 5 g protein, 0 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium.
What’s your favorite oatmeal?
Note: I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.