Iateapie.net

Sturm's Cranberry Whole Grain Oatmeal Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Apr 17, 2008
Rating:

Sturms Whole Grain OatmealI was actually looking for Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal (after reading Jeffrey's comment about losing 15 pounds from eating it every morning), but the red box of Sturm's Cranberry Whole Grain Oatmeal caught my attention. I looked more closely and saw, "No Sugar Added, Whole Grain, Healthy for Your Heart, Made with Flax Seeds and Plant Sterols" - all on the front panel. How could I not buy this instead? So I grabbed a box and into my grocery cart it went.

The next morning, it took me all of 2 minutes to prepare this, and it was really delish yummy. The directions are to add 1/2 cup of water, stir and microwave for 2-3 minutes. That will result in a very THICK oatmeal, so don't be afraid to add more - I usually add about 3/4 cup. The oatmeal has a natural, fresh taste - not as sweet as some other oatmeal, but I didn't miss it. There are enough cranberries sprinkled throughout to add a pleasant contrasting flavor in every few spoonfuls. It's also very filling - I have been having this oatmeal every morning for breakfast, and I don't even think about food until lunch time.

Each 36 gram packet provides 120 calories, 4% of the RDA for total fat (2.5 grams), no saturated fat, a low 4% of the RDA for sodium (90 mg), 4 grams of protein and 21 grams of total carbohydrates which includes 20% of the RDA for fiber (6 grams) and only 1 gram of sugar. The alternative sweeteners used are aspartame and acesulfame K - but there is no aftertaste.

This has 4 grams of soluble fiber compared to Live Active Nut Harvest Crunch Cereal which touts their 3 grams (of soluble fiber) as being good for digestive health (read the review). Soluble fiber is a prebiotic and helps promote digestive health.

A box with 8 packs cost $2.78 at the time of purchase, which was money well spent. If I had to choose between this and Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal, I would give this the edge.

Rating
Taste: 5
Nutrition: 4.5
Price: 5
Overall: 5
- Help us spread the word -

Share this on Twitter Share this on StumbleUpon Pin It

Subscribe to Get Reviews by Email

* indicates required
Welcome to the internet home of Tanya Jackson, PhD. Here I review food products marketed as healthy and diet friendly options. I also share my weekly meal plans as I strive to get more creative in the kitchen.

Recent {Reviews}

-: Archives | About :-

Subscribe by RSS   Subscribe by Email Follow on Facebook   Follow on Pinterest  

Meal Plans & Lunch Time

Weekly Meal Plan + A Beautiful Day

Lunch Time - Apple, Berries and Feta Salad + Pasta With Sausage

Lunch Time - Apple, Avocado & Almonds Salad

-: More Meal Plans & Lunch Time :-

Review Categories

Beans & Chili
Boxed Dinner
Bread & Bagels
Breakfast Bowls
Brownies
Burrito
Cake & Pie
Candy & Chocolate
Cereal
Cheese
Chips
Coffee & Tea
Cookie
Crackers & Biscuits
Crisps and Things
Energy Drinks
Fast Food
Faux Meat
Flavored Water
Fro Yo & Sorbet
Frozen Meals
Fruit & Puddn Cups
Fruit Snacks
Gluten Free
Granola
Ice Pops & Bars
IceCream
Jams & Jellies
Juice and Drinks
Kids Foods
Meaty
Milk
Mints & Gum
Muffins
Natural Foods
Nutrition Bars
Nuts & Seeds
Oatmeal & Hot Cereal
Organic
Pancakes & Waffles
Pasta
Pizza
Popcorn
Protein Power
Salsa
Sandwiches
Sauces & Dressings
Seafood
Smoothies & Shakes
Sodas
Soups
Sour Cream
Sports Drinks
Spreads
Supplements
Sweeteners
Syrup
Toaster Pastries
Tofu & Seitan
Vegetable Puree
Vegetarian
Veggie Burgers
Veggies
Wraps
Yogurt
 

Search