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Do you have a favorite family food that you make to start your morning off right? Maybe eggs and sausage or your favorite bowl of cereal? For my family we love to start our morning off with oats. Sometimes we will have plain old fashioned oatmeal (with some fresh maple syrup and brown sugar on top. YUM!), sometimes we will make oatmeal muffins, but most of the time we scarf down oatmeal breakfast cookies. Blueberry breakfast cookies are our favorite, but from time to time we have been known to get all crazy and shake things up some peanut butter & banana oatmeal breakfast cookies.
It’s easy to see why they love them so much, tell them they get to eat cookies for breakfast and they are sold.
I have to admit that I have ulterior motives though. I love starting their morning with oats, they are full of beneficial nutrients that keep my family at their best!
Some of the benefits of oats are:
They help enhance the immune system’s response to infection.
They can help stabilize blood sugar (very important for my daughter with type 1 diabetes)
They can lower cholesterol.
They are full of fiber and keep everybody’s digestive track running smoothly.
Now it’s easy to see why I love them so much For more info on the benefits of oats and some great recipes, check out page 32 of the latest Healthy Living Made Simple digital magazine.
You can find a great selection of oats at your local Sam’s Club (my favorite place to bulk shop for my favorite super foods) near the cereals.
Now that you know what oats can do for your family, there should be nothing stopping you from incorporating them into your meal plan The easiest way to do that is with my super easy and oh so yummy 4 Ingredient Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies. They are chock full of super foods like almond butter, oats and blueberries. These cookies are the best way to start your morning!
What’s your favorite way to eat oats?
*Update – A few people have let me know that it came out too dry. That can happen if you buy a no stir version of almond butter as there isn’t enough oil and the almond butter is very thick. You can remedy this one of two ways. You can add 2-3 tablespoons of almond or melted coconut oil or you can reduce the oats by a 1/2 cup.