I've been eating a lot of oatmeal lately. My favorite is apple cinnamon with a tablespoon of peanut butter swirled through it. If I'm feeling ambitious, I chop up an apple, nuke it with a bit of cinnamon and honey, and then toss that on top. I checked out My Oatmeal's website and they had tons of flavors (50 to be exact), including apple cinnamon. Some interesting choices would be German Chocolate Cake, Key Lime Pie and Mint Chip! So when you get to the ordering process, called "building your own blend," you start with what size bag you'd like, and since the My Oatmeal coupon code would cover up to a $12 bag of oats, I chose the 1 lb., or small, bag. You then select which oats you want as your base. Next it's time to choose the flavor you would like. I lied. Mine was called "apple brown sugar." It still sounded heavenly to me.
After that, you then select what fruits, nuts and sweetener (recommended when adding a flavoring to the oats) you desire in your blend. You can go crazy during this process! There's 22 fruit and 11 nut choices! I chose to add dried apples and cashews to mine, along with sucralose or Splenda as the sweetener. The BEST feature to the ordering process??? While you are creating your own personal oatmeal blend, My Oatmeal is constantly calculating the calorie count of a serving of your oatmeal with every selection, as well as the cost of the bag!!!! How frickin' cool is that? The final step of the building process is to name your blend!
|My bag only took 2 days to arrive!|
|This is what 1/2 cup dry looks like- look at the huge pieces of dried apple!|
|My 1st bowl- 1/2 c oats with 1 c water makes a huge bowl! Add 1 T of peanut butter and the entire breakfast is only about 250 calories!|
|My "Grandma's Apple Pie" blend- 152 calories per serving|
|I microwave mine every time- easy peasy!|
I absolutely loved how much 1 serving of Grandma's Apple Pie made! It seemed to be SO much more food than one of the packets you get in a box of instant oatmeal. The dried apples were huge, unlike the little nibs in that other brand, and you could actually see the pieces of cashews in the bowl, which added a nice crunch to my oatmeal. The only negative thing I can say about my choices is that I don't really like the taste of the artificial sweetener. Now, I'm a person that does not shy away from sweeteners and I'll save a calorie anywhere I can, but I can actually taste the sucralose, where I usually don't notice it in other "diet-y" foods. However, once I add the peanut butter (which I always will do) and the chopped apple, I can't taste the difference. If I bought My Oatmeal again, I'd choose another sweetener.
I think my favorite way to eat My Oatmeal is as a topping to my Greek yogurt! I'll dump the yogurt container in a bowl, add some cut up fruit, only 1/4c of My Oatmeal, and mix it up. I got fancy and added some fat free Cool Whip on top. It is the perfect cold lunch on a hot summer day, and we've had WAY too many of those on Long Island already this summer.
|Blueberry Greek yogurt with 1/4 c My Oatmeal, 1/2 c sliced strawberries and 4 T fat free Cool Whip!|
My Oatmeal is a really fun way to customize your absolute favorite oatmeal blend. There was just so much to choose from, you can reorder to your hearts content and NOT duplicate a flavor combination. The combination I chose would have been around $8.50. It was worth the $6 shipping to give it a try, however I can't justify spending a lot of money on a single item that only I eat. It's definitely a nice treat that I may splurge on from time to time, most likely this winter!
If you go ahead and like Myoatmeal.com on Facebook, they are in the midst of doing another $12 coupon for you to test it and write a review!
These opinions are my own and I was not paid to write this review.