Product Show Case: Trader Joe’s Frozen Oatmeal

Each month I love to showcase a favorite food or culinary product I think is fabulous. I was recently introduced to Trader Joe’s frozen steel-cut oatmeal. It comes in packs of two. All you do is drop in a bowl and microwave for a few minutes.  And you have a beautiful bowl of warm oatmeal.  It is totally divine! It’s a life savor if you love steel-cut oatmeal but don’t have time for the stove top version.  And wouldn’t you know it, the 2nd Monday of February is National Oatmeal Day.  So on February 14th, you can celebrate by starting your day with a bowl of oatmeal. 🙂

Oatmeal is a super stellar whole grain with plenty of soluble fiber that has benefits for heart health.  Here’s an article on how to get more nutritional bang for your buck when it comes to oatmeal.  And wouldn’t you know it, the timing is perfect since February is American Heart Month

Here are some fun ways to enjoy your oatmeal:

  • Creamy Apple: add raisins, chopped apples, dash of cinnamon
  • Trail Mix: sprinkle in almonds, craisins, and chocolate chips
  • Banana Split: bananas and dried cherries
  • French Toast: 1 packet instant oatmeal, mixed with one egg white, fry up in a non-stick skillet
  • PB & J: 1 T peanut butter, handful of your favorite dried fruit

Do you have a favorite way to enjoy your oatmeal?  Please share!


    1. i love steel cut oats! i usually cook a big batch, refrigerate & eat all week. My newest oat breakfast treat is a bit decadent (sounding), but it energizes me all morning! i through the oats in the pot w/ the water, add a dash of dutch processed cocoa, a splash of coffee, a sprinkle of cinnamon, pure vanilla, & some dried apricots for sweetness (sometimes i use agave syrup instead). i cook it down, and serve w/ a splash of milk and some almonds that I dry roast & sunflower seeds. It’s so good! Alternatively, I use the slow cooker and cook a batch w/ dried unsweetened apples, a splash of vanilla, & a dash of cinnamon, can’t wait to try your recipes, Marci! thanks!! i do love my oatmeal! I love most the way it satisfies & energizes.

    2. Wowweee! So many good ideas here, thank you for sharing! Cooking up a big batch is a great (not to mention economical) idea. I do that with other meals, don’t know why I haven’t done it with oatmeal. You have inspired me. 🙂

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