Dieting involves a lot of guesswork: how big is a serving, when’s the best time to eat, what foods are off limits? Having a go-to, healthy meal that you know is good for you and is easy to prepare can be a real relief. Here’s one to add to your breakfast favorites list. This berry-topped oatmeal can be made in minutes with a few simple ingredients, including protein- and fiber-rich flax seeds and naturally sweet cinnamon—plus, the calorie and fat content is low, making it a smart choice for your first meal of the day.
Flax-Powered Very Berry Oatmeal
Total calories: 319
Protein: 24 grams
Carbs: 40 grams
Fat: 8.6 grams
½ packet instant natural oatmeal
2 Tbsp. flax seeds
1 scoop protein powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
¼ cup skim milk
¼ cup boiling water
½ cup strawberries
¼ cup blueberries
1 In a medium-sized bowl, pour boiling water over oatmeal; stir well.
2. Pour in milk and add protein powder; continue stirring until well blended and thick.
3. Sprinkle flax seeds onto oatmeal and top with berries.