“Thanks, coach!” —Sanka Coffie from the movie Cool Runnings
I love that darn quote and say it ALL the time. And now I catch myself saying it at perhaps the most unlikely of times: every morning as I sit down for breakfast, chowing down on the oatmeal the team from Coach’s Oats sent me.
And the oats are pretty wonderful. Different from steel cut or rolled oats, Coach’s Oats are created with a “Cracked n’ Toasted” (that kind of sounds like a bad rap song, no?) process that leaves them never mushy and quick cooking. They’re 100 percent all-natural whole grains and only take three to five minutes to make in the microwave. Woohoo for quick breakfasts! I take an extra few seconds to add blueberries, cinnamon and a dollop of honey. Yum.
Oatmeal is great way to lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. It’s also been shown to reduce asthma, as well as gum disease and tooth loss. A serving of the good stuff is 160 calories, 4 grams of hard-working fiber and 6 grams of protein. It’s a win-win situation and fills up your belly pretty well.
Coach’s Oats provide one of those wonder meals that makes my heart pitter pat (literally!). If I had to pick on anything, I’d have to zone in on the oats’ ability to rise up like a monster in the microwave sometimes. If I don’t watch those bad boys, they’ll bubble up over my bowl and make a mess. But most instant oatmeal does that, sooo…
If you love cooking and baking with oats, check out some of the great recipes on the Coach’s Oats site, too. The Banana Oat Muffins are calling my name!
Are you an oatmeal lover? Feel like mastering some of the Coach’s recipes? Coach’s Oats is giving away a bag of the good stuff to five lucky U.S. readers. Leave a comment below telling us about your favorite oatmeal topping, and we’ll pick a reader in about a week to win! And say it with me now: “Thanks, Coach!” —Tish