Oatmeal Recipes for Lowering Cholesterol

Oatmeal with Blueberries and Almonds

Prepare 1/2 cup of dry slow-cooking Old Fashioned Oats.

While still warm, stir in:

* 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
* 1 cup skim milk
* 1/4 cup slivered almonds
* 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed

Garnish with blueberries and almond slivers if desired.

Oatmeal with Pecans and Yogurt

Prepare 1/2 cup of dry slow-cooking Old Fashioned Oats with 1 cup of orange juice that has been fortified with stanols.

After cooked, stir in:

* 1/4 cup of pecans
* 1 cut-up banana or 1 cut-up apple
* 1/2 cup low fat or fat-free yogurt


Oatmeal with Pumkin

Boil 1/2 cup skim milk with 1/2 cup of water.

Stir in 1/2 cup of dry Old Fashioned Oats, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.  Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 7 minutes or until desired consistency.

Stir in 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin, 1/4 cup sliced almonds and 1 Tablespoon maple syrup.

Place in a serving bowl.

Oatmeal + other Grains Crockpot Delight

Mix all of the following ingredients inside the crock pot, then cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.  Stir before serving.  Add water before serving if necessary.

* 3 Tbsp uncooked barley
* 3 Tbsp uncooked millet
* 3 Tbsp uncooked cornmeal
* 1/2 cup dry Old Fashioned Oats
* 6 Tbsp uncooked brown rice
* 1 cup dried fruit (you choose which type / types of dried fruit:  raisins, dates,
   prunes, cranberries, apricots)
* 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
* 4 1/2 cups water
* 1 Tbsp. vanilla

Written by:  Dawn Perucca


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