Hearty, healthy fall breakfasts made simple with Modern Oats
It may still technically be summer, but it feels like fall is upon us. The season brings a heavy dose of busy and hectic. The lazy days of summer are gone; kids are back to school, and with family vacations wrapped up, adults are back at work. Fall also brings cooler temperatures and the desire for a warm, hearty breakfast. But is there one that hits every note—is warm and delicious, easy to prepare on busy mornings, and (for those who need to stick to a gluten-free diet) safe to eat?
Why, yes, there absolutely is. Enter Modern Oats, maker of super food, super fast. Modern Oats has created a line of delicious gluten-free oatmeal that comes in a cup with a lid. It couldn’t be easier to make, or more enjoyable to eat.
Why Modern Oats’ oatmeal is good for you
But let’s back up a minute here. Before getting into all the wholesome and scrumptious Modern Oats flavors, let’s first talk about why they’re good for you. For starters, they’re made with gluten free certified oats—so if you have Celiac disease or are gluten intolerant, you can feel safe and confident enjoying their oatmeal. And oats are very healthy to eat—they’re whole grains, packed with fiber, and even have some protein to help fill you up. Oats and oatmeal are a great way to start the day—especially a crisp fall day.
Modern Oats’ oats are paired with a wide variety of natural, good-for-you foods—the kinds of ingredients that have names you can pronounce. From seeds like flaxseed and chia seeds, to fruits like apples and mangos, to berries like blueberries and goji berries, to nuts like hazelnuts and walnuts, you know exactly what you’re eating, and you know it’s wholesome and healthy.
Why it’s easy to make
If you’re always running around like a crazy person in the morning, heads-up: this breakfast is perfect for you. Here’s how you make any flavor of Modern Oats’ oatmeals:
- Shake the cup
- Take off the lid and remove the plastic seal
- Add enough boiling water to cover the oats
- Put the lid back on; let oatmeal steep for 3 minutes
- Remove lid; stir well
No matter where you are, Modern Oats makes a convenient breakfast. At home while getting the kids ready for school. At work to eat at your desk. While traveling, in your hotel room. As long as you have access to something to make boiling water, you can make Modern Oats. (Microwaving is not recommended.)
The scrumptious flavors
Modern Oats starts with whole rolled oats and then adds all sorts of tasty goodness. There are six delicious flavors of Modern Oats, coming in between 250 – 310 calories each:
Apple Walnut: This oatmeal is perfect for a crisp fall morning. Besides apples and walnuts, this flavor features a variety of seeds (pumpkin, chia, and flax) as well as cinnamon. It’s a filling and flavorful breakfast!
Goji Blueberry: This more exotic flavor is sweet and delicious. In addition to the sweet/tart berries, it features almonds, sunflower seeds, and coconut.
Mango Blackberry: This one’s packed with flavor! In addition to the mango and blackberries, this oatmeal also features cranberries for a little added tartness. Like the other Modern Oats flavors, it’s speckled with nutritious seeds.
Nuts & Seeds: True to its name, this oatmeal features hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds and walnuts alongside flax, pumpkin, sunflower, and hemp seeds. While not as exotic as some of the other Modern Oats flavors, Nuts & Seeds is comforting and healthy.
5 Berry: This flavor is simple and delicious. Reminiscent of a berry cobbler, this one features blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. It tastes so good you might have a hard time remembering it’s actually good for you!
Chocolate Cherry: Pinch me, I must still be dreaming… This tastes more like dessert than breakfast! But breakfast it is, and a mighty fine one at that. This oatmeal, flavored with not just cherries and chocolate but also coconut, almonds, golden raisins, and seeds, tastes deliciously decadent. Treat yourself and enjoy it on a morning when you want to be indulgent.
Each Modern Oats flavor packs between 5 and 8 grams of fiber and 8 to 9 grams of protein, both of which can help keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Another wonderful thing about Modern Oats: On the side of each oatmeal cup, they have a little recipe for gluten-free oatmeal cookies (yields 2 cookies) that you can make with the contents of the cup. Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please!
When you’re done enjoying your Modern Oats breakfast, love the earth as much as you love your breakfast! Please dispose of your cup in a recycling bin, as the packaging is recyclable.
Which Modern Oats flavor is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
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I first posted this article on Examiner.com.