While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.
It’s a breakfast! It’s a dessert! It’s National Oatmeal Month!
Lauded for its cholesterol-fighting abilities, oatmeal often takes the backseat to more exciting cookies (chocolate chip, sugar and peanut butter, for example) - but here’s the thing about an oatmeal cookie: it’s sweet and chewy, yet wholesome and filling. Gail Dosik of One Tough Cookie, Inc. even recommends bringing a batch of the whole-grain treat home with you when you’re introducing “the one” to your parents.
And in the breakfast arena, oatmeal continues to impress nutrition specialists and chefs alike.
“Oats also contain a lot of compounds and nutrients which help reduce diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, cancer,” said Katherine Tallmadge from the American Dietetic Association. “Being a whole nutritious food, it has so many benefits.”
To reap the maximum benefits, Tallmadge recommends preparing your oatmeal from scratch.
What's on TV?
“Food Paradise” – Travel Channel, 10 a.m. ET
“The Best Thing I Ever Ate” – Food Network, 7:30 p.m. ET
“Cake Boss: Next Great Baker” – TLC, 9 p.m. ET
“Bitchin’ Kitchen” – Cooking Channel, 9:30 p.m. ET