What would you choose to have for breakfast on a crisp, cool autumn morning?
A big bowl of oats is like a warm and cozy hug for my stomach on chilly mornings. Especially if it’s made with wholesome and nutritious ingredients like fruits, nuts and whole grain oats.
What does wholesome truly mean? I use the word wholesome to refer to whole foods. Whole foods are largely unaltered, unrefined and appear pretty much as they would do in nature. Processed foods are defined as foods that have been somewhat removed from their natural state as a result of chemical, biological and/or mechanical manipulation.
Whole foods vs processed foods are not usually black and white (like most nutrition topics) because there are different levels of “food processing”. For example, roasted nuts can be considered minimally processed because they have been roasted.
Oats are a great way to have a wholesome breakfast! There are so many varieties and combinations you can create. You can mix your oats with a smoothie bowl, plant-based yogurts and so much more. Take a look at some varities below!