How to Make Healthy and Low-Sodium Oatmeal

by Alex P

Great breakfast option for people watching what they eat or on a low/no-carb diet. Inspired by US Olympian Hurdler Lolo jones.


  • Whole quick oats (organic optional)
  • Fruit of your choice - strawberries, blackberries)
  • Cinnamon (just a dash)
  • Honey
  • Nuts of your choice
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather your ingredients. I use PC Organic oatmeal. I usually would add some banana and pumpkin seeds, but I don't have those today.

    Step 2

    Turn on the stove and boil water. On the package of oatmeal it tells you how much water and oatmeal to use, so it may differ slightly from brand to brand. Mine is 3/4 cup of water for one portion

    Step 3

    Lid makes it boil faster!

    Step 4

    While boiling, gather toppings quickly. It doesn't take long to boil.

    Step 5

    Now add the oatmeal. Turn down the heat low, stirring the oatmeal until it thickens in the water. I DON'T add salt to this step. This takes about 3-5 minutes, until the oatmeal properly thickens.

    Step 6

    This is how your oatmeal should look. Take it off and pour into your bowl!

    Step 7

    Time for toppings!

    Step 8

    I always start with cinnamon. This may look like a lot, but when you mix it in it tastes great/not too much.

    Step 9

    Add fruit and/or nuts. This is a healthy version, so I am staying away from brown sugar or any types of sugar (besides natural sugars). You can add it if you desire! Tastes great!

    Step 10

    Last but not least, the honey! Drizzle on top

    Step 11

    Mix it all up and enjoy a healthy breakfast!