When I was a child, there was only one brand of Oatmeal that we utilized, Quaker Oats. The oatmeal box, with the man who wore the Quaker hat over his long flowing hair , was a staple in most every home of family and friends. Quaker has expanded their product line over the years.
Quaker now has a variety of non oatmeal products that have whole grain goodness. One that I recently began enjoying, is the popped rice I have also tried the cheddar cheese, sour cream and onion, and barbecue flavors.
Not only are they crispy, they are delicious. They also have helped me curb my potato chip munchies. When my cholesterol was 399 in 1993, my doctor gave me 60 days to get it down through diet, before he prescribed medication.
He told me that even though potato chips have no cholesterol, they have a high level of saturated fat, which raises cholesterol. I cut out chips, along with increasing healthy foods, and at the end of the 60 days my cholesterol was down to 220.
Quaker Oats products, including oatmeal, snack bars and popped snacks are a way to enjoy crunchy munchy treats, without the saturated fat. Each bag of popped rice snacks has 2 servings with 130 calories and 13% daily recommended allowance of whole grain fiber in each serving.
Fiber from vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds is preferable, because fiber from whole grains, has anti-nutrients and glutinous, “binding” protein. Whole grain products, like Quaker popped rice do have their benefits, and are healthierthan snacks filled with cholesterol, and saturated fat.