Oatmeal. What a fantastic food. There are a million different toppings you can add, it’s crazy healthy, and it’s a fast breakfast to make. William’s first food was oatmeal, my niece Audrey loves oatmeal, and I eat oatmeal multiple times a week. Everyone loves oatmeal. Today I want to tell you about Coach’s Oats. Stay tuned, because at the end of this post there is a great giveaway for THREE lucky readers!
Coach’s Oats has reinvented oatmeal. Most of you have probably heard of steel cut oats and rolled oats. (Click HERE to learn the difference.) Coach’s Oats are prepared in an entirely new way. The groats are toasted to bring the natural sugars to the surface of the oat, then cracked into small pieces. This patented Cracked n’ Toasted™ process means that Coach’s Oats are never mushy, always naturally delicious and cook in just 3 to 5 minutes on a stovetop or in the microwave. Winning.
You know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You must eat breakfast. Making breakfast doesn’t need to be time consuming or difficult. A daily bowl of Coach’s Oats oatmeal provides many benefits. It can help lower total cholesterol – including bad LDL cholesterol that can build up in arteries leading to your heart and brain. Coach’s Oats has very low sodium, so they also help maintain a healthy normal blood pressure.
How can you eat Coach’s Oats? A million different ways, seriously. My all time favorite combination is oatmeal, banana, peanut butter, cinnamon, raisins, and honey. Don’t measure, just add a bit of everything (being extra generous with the peanut butter). Other fun toppings include any and all fruit (fresh, frozen, or dried), coconut, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, or nut butters. While oatmeal is healthy all on its own, it’s easy to add additional nutrition, too. Flax seed, chia seed, hemp seed, wheat germ are other options you can add.
I know mornings are busy. Trust me, I know. I have a wild 16-month old who adds a lot of fun to my morning routine. However, it literally takes two seconds to pour in oatmeal, add water or milk, and pop the bowl in the microwave for three minutes to cook. So easy; there’s literally no reason not to eat breakfast.
And if you want to do some meal prep to make mornings even easier, use Coach’s Oats to make oatmeal cookies or oatmeal pancakes (both these recipes are listed on the back of the bag) or check out the many recipes they have on their website. I may have to make the Caramel Chocolate Oat Bars; how good do those sound?!
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September is Better Breakfast Month, so what better way to celebrate than with me, Coach’s Oats, and a deliciously healthy bowl of oatmeal? Those of you who usually skimp on breakfast for whatever reason, I’d like to encourage you to take part of the Better Breakfast Month and create a healthy habit of eating breakfast. Coach’s Oats is an easy way to do this and now you have your chance to win!
Alright, are you ready for the giveaway? THREE readers will win a massive three pound bag of Coach’s Oats! That’s more than a month’s supply of oatmeal!
To enter, leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite oatmeal toppings! (I always love hearing about new combinations!) For an additional optional entry, follow Itz Linz and Coach’s Oats on Twitter and tweet the following, “September is Better Breakfast Month! I want to celebrate with @ItzLinz & @coachsoats! http://wp.me/p2WMfo-3kT
#FitFluential” Be sure to leave an extra comment to get credit for your follow and tweet! This giveaway will be open until Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm CST. Three winners will be randomly selected and announced on Friday morning. CLOSED!
Congratulations to #19 Jessica, #51 Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday, and #15 Jill!
Use promo code FitBBM to save 20% on one or two bags of Coach’s Oats! (valid through 10/02/15)