Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My Fabulous Oatmeal Review

During this health kick that I am on, I have been eating the best almond butter, jelly and banana sandwiches for breakfast. After my tenth day of having one I decided to try something different for breakfast, so I opened up my pantry and took a look. I moved around the endless bags of chips, the HEB chocolate chip cookies and the multi grain crackers and found oatmeal cups. Actually, I found three different brands of oatmeal cups, they must have gotten lost during my non healthy health kick. I decided that this would be the week that I change my breakfast diet to oatmeal and decide which brand out of the three was the best. Here we go!

Kellogg's Special K Nourish Oatmeal- This oatmeal jumped into my cart after I read the flavor- Maple Brown Sugar Crunch. I was really excited to eat it, especially with the nuts that you get to mix in. After I let the hot water do its thing, I reopened the lid, I stirred in the nuts and the wonderful  aroma mad my nose and my brain so happy. I was excited! 

Sadly, Special K Maple Brown Sugar Crunch was not as good as I expected. To me, the flavor was good, but the texture was not the best. I was happy for the mix in nuts because they helped with adding a crunch. I love foods with a crunch. I went ahead and ate the entire bowl, because it tasted okay and it did have 5 grams of fiber, which is a plus. 

Kathleen's Quick Oats- This oatmeal landed in my pantry as a result from an HEB Meal Deal, so it was basically free. Once again, I chose an oatmeal that was Brown Sugar flavor. I've never heard of this brand of oatmeal so I had no idea of what to expect. 

After the water soaked into the oats, I lifted the lid and was happy with the aroma, but not so much the texture. It had the texture of baby food, but with 4 grams of fiber, I went ahead and gave it a try. After my first bite, I decided to try and give the rest of the oatmeal to one of the daycare babies that I take care of. He was hesitant at first, but took two bites and then said 'All done!'. Just like myself, he was not a fan, so the rest ended up in the trash. 

Quaker Real Medley's Oatmeal- At one time I had an oatmeal addiction, so I would stock up on this brand and this flavor. After trying two different brands of ready made oatmeal, I made a decision that Quaker Real Medleys is the only oatmeal for me! This oatmeal is so good. It has apples, cranberries, and walnuts. Like I said before, crunch is good. This oatmeal tastes fresh and it has 5 grams of fiber. SN- It does have a few extra grams of sugar (22 to be exact) and 290 calories but the 6 grams of protein and the 5 grams of fiber make it okay. 

Let me know if you've had any of these and what you thought. 

Written by: Aimee Fauci 

1 comment:

  1. I haven't tried the others... I grew up eating Quaker oatmeal and after reading your reviews...I'll stick with the tried and true. Thanks for the heads up on the others... won't waste time or money on those.