Oatmeal is good for you — that’s no surprise. But what is surprising is how easy it is to make it taste good. Oatmeal is filled with fiber (about 4 grams per half-cup of oats), has 5 grams of protein in each half-cup, and helps keep your heart running at its best. This healthy food can be a bit bland, but it’s worth the effort to spice it up to ensure you’re getting your daily fill of oats. Here are five ways to pump up the flavor and protein in your morning bowl of oatmeal.
Use a low-fat or fat-free plain or fruit-flavored yogurt to help cut the plain flavor of oatmeal, an SFGate article suggests. Not only will the tangy flavor help spice up your bowl, but it also adds some additional protein and calcium to the mix. It’s also extremely easy to put together — just start with a spoonful of yogurt, taste it, and add more if necessary. How much protein will a little yogurt get you? A typical 6-ounce serving of Greek yogurt has 15 to 20 grams of protein, while a similar serving of regular yogurt will provide about 9 grams.