Today’s post is a link to a guest post I wrote for the fabulous dietitian Robyn Webb. She was recently visiting New Zealand and Australia (so jealous!) and asked many of her fellow dietitians to guest post on her Fabulous Food Finds blog. I was thrilled and honored when she added me to the list! And just in time for the end of National Nutrition Month with the theme “Eat Right with Color,” I had a fabulous food find: Frozen Pomegranate Seeds from Trader Joe’s. These seeds are full of nutrients and antioxidants thanks to their deep red color.
Check out the post and tell me: Do you like pomegranate seeds? If so, how do you like to eat them?
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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.
Posted in Breakfast, Meals, Product Reviews
Tagged frozen oatmeal, jessica b levinson ms rd cdn, maple syrup and brown sugar oatmeal, nutritioulicious, oatmeal, oatmeal for breakfast, oatmeal with fruit, registered dietitian jessica fishman levinson, trader joe's