Recently, I have discovered a great instant hot cereal that I would like to share with you. Let me start off by saying, I have never been a fan of instant oatmeal, despite it's convenience. To me, it is nothing but a gross, wet pile of mush...and certainly NOT worth the points plus it cost to eat it. I like steel cut oatmeal and old fashioned oatmeal just fine, probably because I like the "bite" those products give you...but let's face it, neither of them are convenient enough to take with you on the go. Insert BetterOats...a better alternative to instant oatmeal. I particularly like the Abundance Multigrain Hot Cereal w/Flax in the Maple and Brown Sugar Flavor. No, BetterOats did not contact me to review this product or give me any free product ( athough, I wouldn't object if they did), I just felt that it was an awesome enough product to let you know all about it.
There are so many reasons to love this instant oatmeal. First off...it is very convienent! Each box comes with 5 pouches that double as a measure for water...how cool is that?
So easy! Once you have enough water, you dump it over the cereal in the micro-safe bowl you intend to use and throw away the package. This is genius, as it saves having to dig out measuring cups or even worse, just guesstimating the amount of water needed. This makes it ideal for travel where you have access to a microwave! I have found that most hotels today give you access to one.
Two minutes is all you need to make great tasting instant hot cereal with the bite of longer cooking old fashioned oats!
The second reason I love this product is the simple, healthy ingredients and the sound nutrition packed in every pouch.
As you can see, the box speaks for itself. Each serving works out to 4 points+.
The last reason I love this product is the taste. The 6 whole grains work so well together. The real fruit pieces are small, so as not to overpower your palate and the maple sweetness is just enough. Not too sweet at all. The only way to make this cereal even better is to add....pumpkin! Yes, I know HG has been singing the praises of oatmeal + pumpkin for some time now, but I hadn't tried it out until I discovered this product. Adding a 1/2 cup of pure pumpkin puree is 0 points+ and makes your cereal super creamy! I love the perfect amount of sweetness the cereal has mixed with pumpkin. To top it off, I splash a bit of FF half and half on it! It is a wonderful way to start my day!
My grocery store often has this product on sale for a $1 a box! That's almost insane and I love it! You can find a store that sells this product near you and also get a $1 off coupon by visiting www.BetterOats.com!
I have tried a few other varieties of this product, but I do like the Abundance Maple and Brown Sugar the best. I don't eat hot cereal very much, but have been finding myself eating it more often since discovering this product and the cooler weather starting to roll in. How about you? Are you a fan of instant hot cereal? Have you ever tried BetterOats brand?
I leave you with this really funny cartoon I found circulating on facebook today....