Oatmeal is a great way to get  whole grains in your diet, especially if you are gluten sensitive. Oatmeal lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduces risk of colon cancer.

Oatmeal is high in fiber. It relieves constipation and keep your system running clean – removing toxins and even fat.

It provides long lasting energy because it releases sugar slowly into the system keeping your blood sugar levels stable.

Mix with banana, strawberries, blueberries, apples, nuts, and/or cinnamon for flavor and extra nutrients.  I saw a lady on the Food Network that made oatmeal with cherries and cherry preserves. It sounded really good! Let’s be honest here, you gotta do something to make it taste good.

And then there’s oatmeal pancakes, and oatmeal cookies…

Oatmeal cookies are great with raisins and chocolate chips, or Craisins and white chocolate chips. They’re even good made with peanut butter.

While you can’t really call a cookie healthy, these are a lot healthier than anything you’re going to buy in the store. I don’t bake very well, but even I can handle making cookies.

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