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Overnight Oatmeal

Skip the packets of instant oatmeal and wake up to this hearty version with whole ingredients instead. You’ll get extra health points for flaxseed—it’s rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, which may help lower cholesterol levels.

Ingredients

Spray oil

2 cups rolled oats

2 cups water

2 cups almond milk

1 package (1.2 oz.) freeze-dried apples, crunched into smaller pieces

2 tbsp. ground flaxseed

2 tbsp. honey

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Directions

1.      Spray the inside of a slow cooker with oil.

2.      Put all ingredients into slow cooker.

3.      Cook on low for eight hours.

Per Serving

Serves four; serving size is 1¼ cups. Each serving provides: 264 calories, 5 g total fat (1 g sat fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber, 16 g sugar, 7 g protein.

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