We all know that I’m an oatmeal fanatic. The thought of enjoying a piping hot bowl of oats is what gets me out of bed on most days. I suppose you could just call me Goldilocks.
Not only do I look forward to eating my morning oatmeal – whether it be steel cut with chia, dried cherries & pecan butter or oat bran with flax, walnuts & dried apricots – I actually look forward to the oatmeal-making process. To me, oatmeal isn’t something that comes out of a brown envelope, poured into a bowl with tap water and stuck into the microwave on high. That would be the definition of oatmeal according to my roommates, and, unfortunately, to many others – they’re missing out!
That said, I am the Nutrition Nut on the run and, occasionally, I don’t have time for my oat ritual. Naturally, when I stumbled upon Umpqua Oats, I knew we were a match made to be: “nutritious, delicious, and fast.”
Umpqua has taken instant oatmeal to a whole new level. Their ingredient lists are short, simple, and do not include any mystery sugars; they are sweetened with sucanat (pure cane juice with only the water removed). This process preserves all of the vitamins, including: iron, calcium, vitamin A, among others.
How about them creative combos!
Not Guilty. Naturally sweetened with apples and blueberries (only 4g of sugar). Flax and chia seeds are added for extra nutrition and protein.
Take a Hike. Hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and apricots. Simply trail mix in a cup!
Lei’d Back. A vacation in a cup: a combination of cashews, macadamia nuts, coconut and papaya. It will have you saying “aloha”!
I’m nuts about all natural oatmeal. Aren’t you!?
Wholesome & hearty – check!
Simply add H20 and you’ve got breakfast in an instant.
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I know many of my readers are fellow health nuts, students, and foodies on the run, so how would y’all like a case of Umpqua Oats in your kitchen for emergency a.m. meals?
Leave a comment with your go-to morning meal on busy/rushed days.
Search NN on the Run for an oatmeal combo that appeals to your taste buds and leave the link in a comment.
Giveaway ends this Sunday @ 6:00pm.
And if you’re thinking what I initially thought about the bulky (though adorable!) cardboard containers, I’ll let you know that Umpqua hasn’t forgotten about keeping our planet clean ‘n’ green. Check out their suggestions on reusing your oatmeal cup.
I hope your Thursday morning is off to an energetic and delicious start!
Off to schooooool…