(2 servings) WF, SF, NF

A classic morning meal, oatmeal can be prepared in a variety of ways. You can modify this recipe based on your mood and what’s on hand. Flax seeds add high-antioxidant lignans, essential omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp milled flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp dried, unsweetened or fruit-sweetened cranberries
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Add oats to water.
  3. Cook uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in flax seeds.
  5. Portion out into bowls and top with the dried cranberries.
  6. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve.

You can add nuts or replace the dried cranberries with fresh fruit, such as a blueberries, strawberries, or sliced banana. Cinnamon is another popular addition.