Make your Cholesterol Cringe with this Tasty Hot Cereal!

Russ and I love our hot cereal in the morning.  We have gotten it down to a science with a little bit of this and a little bit of that, and our hot cereal is truly heart smart, cholesterol cringing goodness.

We start with a mixture of steel cut oats and oatbran.  And top off with some chia seeds.

Chia seeds offer a bit of omega 3 fats, soluble fiber and even some calcium.  Since I am not a big milk drinker, I will take every bit of calcium I can get.

Sometimes we add walnuts…

Sometimes we even add one of Bob’s Red Mill multigrain hot cereal mixtures. I like the Mighty Tasty GF Hot Cereal which is low in FODMAPs and has 4 grams of fiber per 1/4 cup.

And then when it’s all good to go, we add lots of nutritional perks: lots of fresh or frozen berries and a smattering pumpkin seeds and nuts.  I LOVE pumpkin seeds! Do you?

Oats and oat bran are generally easy on the belly and yet pack a big dose of soluble fiber that binds the cholesterol and removes it from your body.

I like our mixture of grains, nuts and fruit too because it keeps me full.  I hate feeling hungry and this mixture is great fuel for our running workout.

Cholesterol cringing hot cereal mixture: {low FODMAP recipe}

Cholesterol Cringing Tasty Hot Cereal!

Ingredients

  • Makes 6 servings
  • 3/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill whole grain cereal mixtures-there are many different mixtures (low FODMAPs followers use Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty GF hot cereal mix)
  • 2 1/2 -3 cups water

Instructions

  1. Add mixture to saucepan and cook over medium high heat for about 15 minutes or more if you like it really mushy, (I like it al dente) stirring regularly.
  2. Top with a smattering of walnuts, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, strawberries and blueberries.
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Your heart will thank you.

 

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