Of course oatmeal can stand alone on its heart-healthy merits. But in this easy new recipe—and with a couple of nutritionally charged ingredients—our old favorite gets an impressive makeover. Serves 4.
- 3 cups water
- 1½ cups rolled oats
- ¼ cup wheat germ
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- ½ cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- In a heavy saucepan, bring the water to boil
- Stir in oats, wheat germ, and flax.
- Reduce heat to medium and cook uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat, stir in raisins, and cinnamon. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
Per serving: 235 calories, 8 gm protein, 43 gm carbohydrate, 5 gm fat, 1 gm sat fat, 1 gm mono fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 7 gm fiber, 10 mg sodium
THE SEASONED COOK Double the hot cereal recipe on the weekend and microwave portions weekdays. Flax seed is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids and helps boost the HDL cholesterol level. Put a freshly ground tablespoon on any morning breakfast.
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