That mushy old bowl is getting a makeover. Oatmeal has been a breakfast staple for quite the length of time, and is enjoyed in many countries around the world. Not only is this breakfast choice an easy, affordable meal, but its also jam-packed with nutrients that make it worth adding to your regular routine.
This tasty bowl above is baked oatmeal - an increasingly popular breakfast that life has kept a secret from me for too many years. If you like oatmeal cookies, this is a meal for you. With most of the same ingredients as regular oatmeal + egg (or flax egg), it bakes up into a soft, warm bowl of goodness with a slightly crunchy crust. You can even bake a larger batch in a casserole dish or in muffin tins so you've got it ready for the next few days.
If you don't have trouble digesting oats, we definitely recommend keeping oats in your pantry. Here are the top 3 reasons we love them daily for breakfast!:
1. Oatmeal supports skin health. Oatmeal is high in amazing vitamins and nutrients like iron, phosphorus, calcium, and silicon that are important for healthy, strong, youthful skin. These benefits play a role in keeping skin cells elastic, resistant to damage and aging, and clear, even skin tone.
2. Oatmeal contributes to healthy hair. All of those vitamins and minerals in teeny tiny oats are great for hair and scalp too, like biotin, B Vitamins, and magnesium. Oats can encourage hair growth, and help decrease hair loss by keeping your scalp healthy and well fed with everything it needs for hair support.
3. Oatmeal gives you energy for the day. In an ever-tired world (and speaking as an insomniac), there is a never-ending need for more energy to get through the day. Whether it be in the form of your green juice, super supplements, or the bottom of your coffee cup, we crave foods that give us life. Oats can contribute to more sustained energy throughout the day, since they are a low-glycemic food. These carbs are slow-digesting, meaning an increase in endurance and less hunger throughout the day.