Nutrition / Wellness

Hearty, Easy and Delicious Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of my go to meals. It is pretty simple, nutritious, and very versatile with the different ingredients you can add. I love the Soulful Project oatmeal blend but you can easily add things like chia and flax to your plain oats. I’m gluten free and for years I was unable to partake in oatmeal. While oats are gluten free there is a lot of cross contamination issues with oats, even those labeled gluten free oats. This is the first brand I’ve been able to eat without issue! So, thank you to The Soulful Project for not only helping others with a mobile food pantry but also making a great product I can enjoy! Now, on to the fun of creating a great bowl of oatmeal! I always make oats on the stove, it is just my preference, I can control the consistency a little more that way. As far as add in go, try to keep the amount of sweet to just one of the ingredients, not multiple (ex. maple sugar, honey, brown sugar, etc) add ins from this catagory.

Fruit: The choices are pretty endless here but, here are my favorites!

  • Frozen or Fresh Cherries
  • Frozen or Fresh Blueberries
  • Fresh Bananas (I don’t like mushy bananas, just a preference)
  • Fresh or Frozen Peaches
  • Precooked Apples (So they are soft but not mushy)
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries

Nuts: Again, so many choices here but, I’m going to add a good fruit combo for you.

  • Pecans (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, bananas, cherries, apples, peaches) So… I like pecans, haha!
  • Walnuts (cherries, blackberries, apples or bananas)
  • Peanuts (bananas and apples)

Sweet: Remember, a little goes a long ways when you also have fruit.

  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Brown Sugar
  • Raw Sugar
  • Agave

Other: You can really get creative here! These are my favorites.

  • Flax
  • Chia
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamon
  • Hemp seeds
  • Quinoa
  • Ginger (really good with peaches or apples)
I mean, come on, so yummy!

Just keep your mind open to new combinations, sometimes its fun to play around with ingredients in something like oatmeal because you are kind of starting with a blank canvas!

Enjoy my friends!!


P. S. I’ve been known to eat oatmeal for any meal or snack of the day, quick, easy and delish!

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Heather Hausman is a dedicated and passionate fitness professional with expertise in personal training, corrective exercise, and yoga instruction. With years of experience in the industry, Heather has developed a reputation for her commitment to helping individuals improve their overall health and well-being. As a certified personal trainer, Heather possesses a deep understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. She specializes in designing tailored fitness programs that address specific needs and goals, taking into account individual strengths, limitations, and any existing injuries. Heather's approach focuses on functional movement patterns, corrective exercises, and strength training, aiming to optimize her clients' physical performance and reduce the risk of future injuries. In addition to her personal training expertise, Heather is a certified corrective exercise specialist. She has a keen eye for identifying muscle imbalances, postural deviations, and movement dysfunctions. By assessing and addressing these issues, she helps her clients restore proper alignment, enhance mobility, and achieve optimal movement patterns. Heather's corrective exercise programs are designed to promote long-term muscular balance, joint stability, and overall functional fitness. Furthermore, Heather is a dedicated yoga teacher, guiding her clients on a journey of physical and mental well-being. She combines her knowledge of yoga philosophy, breath-work, and mindfulness with her understanding of biomechanics to create well-rounded and transformative yoga experiences. Heather's classes focus on improving flexibility, strength, balance, and inner calm, fostering a holistic approach to fitness and overall wellness. Heather is known for her empathetic and supportive approach, creating a safe and encouraging environment for her clients to achieve their fitness goals. She believes in the power of education and empowers her clients with the knowledge and tools necessary to make sustainable lifestyle changes. Heather's genuine passion for helping others, combined with her expertise in personal training, corrective exercise, and yoga instruction, makes her a trusted and invaluable resource for individuals seeking to improve their physical and mental well-being.