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Oatmeal is a great, high fiber way to start your day.  The downside – it’s low in protein so you may find yourself hungry in a few hours and let’s be honest, oatmeal by itself is  just plain boring!

So here is a quick and easy recipe to jazz up your oatmeal and keep you satisfied for hours!


• ½ cup oats
• A pinch of salt
• Enough water to cover the oatmeal
• 1 tbsp peanut butter
• ½ tsp of cinnamon


Place the oatmeal in a bowl and sprinkle with salt.  Add enough water so that there is about ½ inch above the oats.  You can decrease this slightly if you like a thicker oatmeal.

Microwave for one minute on high.  Remove and stir.  Microwave for 30 seconds.  Remove and stir. Continue in 20 second intervals until it reaches desired consistency.

Stir in 1 tbsp of peanut butter and sprinkle in the cinnamon. (I also like to top with fresh fruit for a little extra vitamins and flavor.)

For those of you that work out in the morning this is a great post workout meal.

Let me know when you give this a try and I would love to hear any of your ideas of how to make this even more delicious!

Bon appetite!

Tara Coleman is a Clinical Nutritionist and Salada Tea Spokesperson living in San Diego, CA. She blogs twice a month with “Tara’s Friday Bite.” Leave your comments with ideas for future topics or email Tara directly at