A steaming bowl of fresh cooked oatmeal is the perfect way to start off your day. What better way to gain the strength and energy to carry you through a hectic morning. Numerous studies show oatmeal may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. What’s terrific about making oatmeal is the combination of flavors you can fit into a serving is limited only by the imagination. These days, I’m loving the combination of peanut butter and jelly swirled into mine. Peanut butter is rich in protein and is heart healthy too. The skinny for one serving is 233 calories, 7 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.
- 1 cup water
- Â½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- Â½ tablespoon unsalted crunchy peanut butter, see shopping tips
- 3 teaspoons reduced sugar preserves, see shopping tips
- 2 tablespoons fat-free milk, light almond or light soy milk
- In a small pot, bring water to a boil. Stir in oats, lower to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
- Stir in peanut butter, 2 teaspoons preserves and milk.
- Pour into a bowl. Top with 1 teaspoon preserves and swirl in.
- Serve at once.
- Shopping Tip
- I love the reduced-sugar preserves at Trader Joeâs. Each tablespoon has 30 calories. Knottâs Light preserves is also tasty with 20 calories per tablespoon. Youâll find it in most supermarkets.
- Trader Joeâs sells delicious natural, unsalted, crunchy peanut butter. Laura Scudderâs makes a natural, crunchy peanut butter, too.
|Amount Per Recipe||%DV|
|Recipe Size 333g|
|Calories from Fat 65||26%|
|Total Fat 7.64g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 1.78g||7%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbs 37.52g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 4.8g||16%|