Rise and Shine Oatmeal

Some breakfast cereals harbor surprising amounts of sodium. One serving of this oatmeal fits comfortably into the 2,300 milligrams daily we recommend for a healthful diet.


4 servings (serving size: 1 cup oatmeal mixture, 1 1/2 tablespoons almonds, and 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 380
Caloriesfromfat 20 %
Fat 8.4 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 4 g
Polyfat 2.1 g
Protein 13 g
Carbohydrate 66.3 g
Fiber 6.1 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 304 mg
Calcium 216 mg


2 cups 1% low-fat milk
2 cups regular oats
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons brown sugar


1. Bring milk to a boil over medium heat. Stir in oats; cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in raisins and next 4 ingredients (through cinnamon). Serve with nuts and sugar.

Jaime Harder,

Cooking Light

October 2008
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