Most of the time, I like to make my oatmeal on the stove-top and use real oatmeal. But sometimes in the mornings when I'm in a hurry, it's just not practical. So I have been known to cheat and grab those little dinky instant oatmeals. They really are not that great for you but it works in a pinch.
And then last week I discovered Better Oats. It is instant oatmeal that is good for you! I was very excited to find this. (No, I'm not being paid for saying all this...I wish I was! And being paid in oatmeal! ha) It tastes more like REAL oatmeal but takes 2 minutes in the microwave. Perfect for a busy morning when you don't have time to make the real thing. I think it was under 3 bucks for the box.
From their website:
Wouldn't you rather have Better Oats® ingredients?
100% Whole Grain Oats
Naturally firm and hearty. Never over-processed and never mushy.
Real pieces of fruit
You always know what you're getting with our fruit—real apples, peaches and strawberries. Just for fun, check the ingredients on your old oatmeal brand. Most of the strawberry oatmeal sold uses reconstituted apple bits, flavored and dyed to seem like strawberries. Same with peaches. Don't be fooled by imposter fruits!
Real dark chocolate morsels
If you love chocolate, you'll have to try our Lavish Dark Chocolate oatmeal. You won't want it just for breakfast.
Thick, quick and old-fashioned oats
All the hearty and natural texture but still fast and microwavable.