I go back and forth between oatmeal and oat bran cravings, and right now I'm in an oatmeal rut. I usually buy regular or instant oats in bulk, but sometimes I have to splurge on individual packets. Why? There's just something about them. It cooks up to have a chewier texture, it has a little bit of a saltier flavor (which I like, but can be easily covered up with any sweetener), and it has added vitamins and minerals. My favorite type of the instant stuff? Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Regular Flavor.
Quaker Instant Oatmeal is a fantastic snack or meal because it offers a lot of filling protein and fiber for relatively few calories. What toppings do you put on your oatmeal? I usually just add a dash of cinnamon to mine, and maybe some apples if I have it on hand.
Each packet of Quaker Instant Oatmeal (Regular) provides a convenient, portable, portion-controlled 100 calories, 2 grams of fat (no saturated or trans), 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein, and daily values of 20% for vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, and folic acid plus 40% for iron.
The ingredients are whole grain rolled oats (with oat bran), oat flour, calcium carbonate, salt, guar gum, carmel color... and then the added vitamins.The only downside of this oatmeal is the price: one package can go for as much as $4.39. Still, like I said, I do splurge on this. I can't get over the chewy texture and hearty flavor, and I love the addition of vitamins and minerals. Although I will buy in bulk more often than not, I still love this.