How to Make Oatmeal…Wrong

If you’re tempted to try McDonald’s new oatmeal, please read this article first.

New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman points out the following:

  • McDonald’s oatmeal contains more sugar thn a Snickers bar and only 10 fewer calories than an Egg McMuffin.
  • A more accurate description than “100% natural whole-grain oats,” “plump raisins,” “sweet cranberries” and “crisp fresh apples” would be “oats, sugar, sweetened dried fruit, cream and 11 weird ingredients you would never keep in your kitchen.”

At-home oatmeal is easy – I make it nearly every day! Just place 1/2 cup of Quaker Oats in a bowl, add 1/2 cup milk or soy milk and microwave for three minutes. I add 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries to add flavor and help cool it down.

Read the article – great food for thought!

One Comment
  1. FB is messing up today! What I said was that I had this oatmeal today and it was really good. And, it is only 5 points on Weight Watchers – not as bad as the author of the article makes it out to be. When I did WW, I would generally have 7 points for breakfast.

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