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Instant Breakfast Cereal

Is there anything out there, warm, like oatmeal or cream of wheat that is worth trying?

In an effort to eat healthier, I just tried the Instant Cream of Wheat and that is some nasty stuff!!! Do people really eat this?

Have you tried any product you would recommend? I need something that I can easily, discreetly eat at my desk.

I do mix it up with hard boiled eggs, cottage cheese, cold cereal, but I was looking for something warm.

Thank you

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  1. I quite like "Quaker" maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal. As long as you can boil some water at work you're good to go. I add nuts(walnuts, almonds etc) and raisins or other dried fruit. You can check out the nutrition facts on the box to see if it suits your lifestyle..

    1. hey millygirl,

      do you have access to a microwave? could you make/bring stuff from home? i find the instant stuff to be pretty revolting! but homemade is delish and also keeps well.

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      1. re: lilaki

        Ha ha....yup revolting pretty much sums it up.

        I think you are probably right lilaki. Sounds like that is my best option.

        petek, I don't care for the smell of the maple brown sugar flavour. A co-worker makes it on occasion and the smell really turns me off.

        1. re: millygirl

          there's a ton of different threads in the home cooking board about all the various oatmeal options.

          another option you can consider (if you're looking into the homemade thing) ... baked oatmeal. make it at home, bring it to work, nuke ... voila!

          1. re: lilaki

            baked oatmeal is a great option - hot or cold, many flavor possibilities. DH likes it for a grab and go breakfast.

          2. re: millygirl

            "and the smell really turns me off."

            But it's "natural AND artificial" flavours!!!! :D

            1. re: millygirl

              Banana nut Muslix + milk. Heat in microwave. It's probably not very healthy but I think it tastes pretty good! (I had this more often when I was in school, not so much now)

          3. You can get instant, unflavored oatmeal, in one big bag as opposed to the single serve packets, and flavor it yourself w/ dried fruit, fresh fruit, spices, honey,vanilla, etc.

            1. Hi millygirl, have you tried bulgar?
              They have great texture and are super easy to prepare.
              I like to pour some almond milk over it and refrigerate overnight. Microwave them for breakfast next morning and mix in some nuts, honey and berries. I love my oatmeal too but this one is hard to beat.

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              1. re: happycamper

                Bulgar is great! I love how it keeps its chewy texture so well.

              2. Tim Horton's oatmeal is surprisingly good. I get it plain (you can get it with fruit or brown sugar/maple topping, but I like the nutty taste of plain oatmeal) and then chop up a banana in it that I bring on my own. When you put the banana slices in right away, they warm up and melt in a delightful way.