Healthy Homemade Oatmeal Packets
You will save calories, sugar and time with these Healthy Homemade Oatmeal Packets. You can make a variety of different flavors for a quick, nutritious on the go breakfast.
Did you know a packet of store bought instant oatmeal can has a much as 3 teaspoons of sugar in it?!
That’s more than 1/3 of your days suggested amount of sugar!
If weight loss is your goal then you definitely want to watch your sugar intake. It’s easy for the sugar grams to add up when you are eating prepackaged foods, so why not make your own Healthy Homemade Oatmeal Packets and take control of the amount of sugar you use?!
There are SO many different flavor combos you can make into Healthy Homemade Oatmeal Packets!
Here are a few flavor combos that I prefer –
Apple Protein Pie – dried apples, pecans, vanilla protein powder and cinnamon
Not So Chunky Monkey – dried bananas, organic peanut butter powder, chocolate protein powder and peanuts
Caramel Cashew – dried dates, cashews and vanilla protein powder
Tropical – dried pineapple, macadamia nuts, toasted coconut and vanilla protein powder
Chocolate Hazelnut – hazelnuts, cacoa and chocolate protein powder
Cinnamon Raisin – raisins, walnuts and cinnamon
Mango-rific – dried mango, macadamia nuts and vanilla protein powder
Peanut Butter Cookie – organic powdered peanut butter and peanuts
The combos are endless! As a rule, I use
- 2 Tbsp dried fruit
- 2 Tbsp chopped nuts
- 1 scoop organic plant based protein powder
- 1 tsp other add in
The other add ins could be chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, toasted coconut, etc. These add great nutrition and texture.
Healthy Homemade Oatmeal Packets
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 tbsp dried fruit
- 2 tbsp chopped nuts
- 1 tsp add ins
- 1 scoop plant based protein powder optional
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon optional
- Make healthy homemade oatmeal packets.
- Place packet contents in a microwave safe bowl and add 3/4 - 1 cup water, depending on whether you like thick or thin oatmeal.
- Microwave for 1:30 -2 minutes, or until oatmeal is tender. Enjoy!
As you can see, this oatmeal combo only has 2 grams of sugar or a 1/2 teaspoon compared to the 12 grams or 3 teaspoons from the store bought.
I like adding protein powder to boost the protein, add to the creaminess and add to the sweetness. I never add sweetener when I use protein powder because the brand I use already has stevia.
You could always add some stevia, maple syrup or agave if you don’t use sweetened protein powder. Find the combo and sweetness you like and enjoy!
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If you like oats for breakfast, try this Creamy Carrot Cake Oatmeal. It’s SO GOOD!
You’ll love these Simple Overnight Oats, too!
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