A Pregnant Woman’s Ultimate Guide to Oatmeal

If you are pregnant and haven’t yet discovered the versatility and all around awesomeness of oatmeal, then this post is for you! Are you looking for a savory snack that’s high in fiber and digests easily, or perhaps you have a bit of a sweet tooth and would like something that is satisfying and not packed with bad fats and calories, then check out these 8 recipe ideas to make oatmeal an anytime meal that you can love in pregnancy and beyond!

1. Apple Pie Oatmeal

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Photo Credit: Oh She Glows!

Got a craving for apple pie minus all the calories? Then give this recipe by Oh She Glows! a try. It’s super yummy and easy to make.

2. Savory Oatmeal

Photo Credit: Spoonful of Sugar Free

Who said that oatmeal can’t be paired with delicious veggies and spices? Who? This recipe for Savory Oatmeal by Spoonful of Sugar Free packs a healthy dose of protein and deliciousness in one spoonful.

3. Baked Oatmeal

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Photo Credit: Better Homes and Gardens

Try something new with this recipe for baked oatmeal by Better Homes and Gardens. To make, simply fold in fruit and bake at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes. In the words of Rachel Ray, “Yum-O!”

4. Honey Baked Oatmeal

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Photo Credit: Across the Kitchen Table

Here’s another baked oatmeal recipe, this time by Across the Kitchen Table. Instead of fruit, this one calls for honey and yummy cinnamon.

5. Avocado and Kale Oatmeal.

Photo Credit: Shape Magazine

I bet you never imagined that oatmeal could ever be combined with something so green and savory as Kale and avocado, right? Well, here’s a recipe by Shape that fits that bill and tastes yummy, too.

6. Curried Oatmeal with Caramelized Onions

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Photo Credit: Tea & Cookies

This recipe for Curried Oatmeal with Caramelized Onions by Tea & Cookies is truly one of a kind. Not only will you get a kick of savory with this delicious number. You’ll also be transported to Asia via it’s compelling inclusion of curry powder.

7. 5-minute chocolate oatmeal

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Photo Credit: Chocolate Covered Katie

Ditch the candy bar and have fun with chocolate oatmeal! Five minutes is all you’ll need to prepare this deliciously sweet recipe by Chocolate Covered Katie.

8. Oatmeal with Torched Bananas

There’s something exceptionally compelling, and almost divine, about mixing bananas and oatmeal. I mean, sure it’s a healthy combo, but it’s also the sweet that combines with the heartiness of oats that makes a recipe like this one by With Style and Grace such a winner.

Now that you’ve got some recipe ideas, start cooking!

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Jessica lives in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with her husband and two girls. Once upon a time, pre-motherhood, she did many things as a “serious-looking” woman who managed to successfully balance a reality TV addiction with a career and academic pursuits. She's now a serious-acting woman whose primary job is raising her children. She writes, reads, fantasizes about minivans, and takes midday naps. She enjoys (among many other things) dancing to 80s music, photography, laughing out loud (at, usually, inappropriate moments), and writing about writing, being a writer, and becoming fearless on her blog Jessica F. Hinton

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