Instant Oatmeal, Remixed

Quaker Oatmeal Weight Control cerealAs mentioned in my Breakfast as a Crime Deterrent post, I’m all about breakfast.   As a kid, I was raised on hot cereals (especially oatmeal) for the morning meal and it’s a tradition that’s carried over into adulthood (and now with my own son too).   For the longest time I was something of a purist, only making oatmeal from scratch with the 5-minute “old fashioned” variety because I considered all instant oatmeal to be just a mushy, over-sugared, nutritionally-devoid poor substitute for the “real” thing.   Well, no more…

The Quaker Oat Company (sadly, a subsidiary of the PepsiCo empire) recently introduced a new quick-to-prepare oatmeal that’s specifically tailored for people like me who are focused on high protein, high fiber, & low sugar diets — and hey, that’s a pretty smart way to go for just about anyone.   Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal offers 7g of protein, 6g of fiber, & a scant 1g of sugar.   Prepare with skim milk instead of water and you’ll kickstart your day with nearly 15g of protein!