Oats themselves are a grain in its whole form. Rolled oats, or steel cut oats especially, are packed with fiber, and protein! Roughly one cup of dry regular rolled oats is 10g of protein, that is more protein than an egg, AND you get more food for your dollar!

Oats are one of the cheapest foods out there. Often times you can purchase oats for 70-90 cents per pound. Which means you can have endless bowls of oatmeal for cheap!

Now let’s get into the Omega-3s which is an important component of our recipe today.


Omega-3 fatty acids are defined as an unsaturated fatty acid, with three double bonds at particular positions in the hydrocarbon chain. YIKES. Science!

To make it more digestible (haha), omega-3 fatty acids are an essential nutrient your body needs to perform cellular function, aka, to make your body work. Feel free to reference this consumer fact sheet by the National Institute of Health.

Most people associate omega-3s with fish oil or seafood, but often times seafood can be risky to eat, or even cause allergic reactions. So, for today, we will be using flaxseed and chia seeds. (Two seeds that are very well known for their good fats and high omega-3 content.)

Just 1 teaspoon of chia seeds has 50% of your recommended daily intake of omega 3s! (and it won’t leave that nasty fishy taste in your mouth).

Now that all that is out of the way, let us make some Omega-3 Oatmeal!