There are few things I enjoy more in the morning than a bowl of hot oatmeal! Especially as the weather cools down; it just hits the spot!
I’m going to be sharing three Fall oatmeal recipes with you over the next few weeks! First up is pomegranate and pear.
But first, let’s talk about ingredients.
Oats are low calorie yet filling! They are high in both fiber and protein. They help stable blood sugar levels thanks to their high levels of magnesium. There are many different levels of processing of oatmeal. Generally the larger the “flake”, the less processed it will be, the more nutrients it retains and the slower it will be to digest. It will also take longer to cook. There’s old fashioned oats, quick oats, steel cut oats etc They are all healthy so just see which you like best!
Pomegranate kernels are high in both vitamin c and k. They also contain folate. They are anti-inflammatory and full of antioxidants!
Walnuts reduce your risk of both prostate and breast cancer! They’re very good for your heart. They’re high in antioxidants. They also contain healthy omega-3 fats which are especially good for your brain.
Pears help strengthen the immune system thanks for copper and vitamin c. They’re good for your bones and digestive system. Pears are great when you need an energy pick me up. They also contain folate.
Blackstrap molasses is very high in iron. It’s great for your bones, heart and colon. It’s also a good source of calcium. Some say it can help with digestive issues. It’s also a great sugar alternative because it adds sweetness but is low on the glycemic index.
As you can see, this breakfast is especially great during this “back to school” time when people start catching colds a lot more! It’s also really great for pregnant mamas!