Quick breakfast, easy prep, great taste. An easy & healthy breakfast is even more important when we’re camping. We’ve always liked oatmeal, but I recently discovered a new brand that has turned my ideas about instant oatmeal head over heels.
This is BetterOats Oat Revolution! instant oatmeal, which we’ve found for sale at our local Kroger (but not at any other grocery stores . . . yet!) It’s $1.50 for a box of 5 pouches, which is comparable to the cost of the usual brand I’d been buying.
The BetterOats brand first caught my eye because they have Cinnamon & Spice flavor – my absolute favorite. We haven’t been able to find Cinnamon & Spice oatmeal outside of the big brand’s variety pack in our local stores for years.
So of course, no matter what name was on the box, I was going to try some.
When I started reading the box, things just got better. Oat Revolution! contains flax seed, a very healthy food that supplies omega-3 fatty acids, helps reduce cholesterol, and has loads of other benefits.
Then I read the ingredient list. And almost fainted. (right there in aisle 9)
whole grain rolled oats, sugar, flaxseed, salt, natural flavor
Blink. Blink. Have you read the ingredient list on other brands of instant oatmeal? Do it. I’ll wait.
The package is really cool too. See the wavy line at the top of the brown part of the packet? You can fill the packet with water up to that line instead of using a measuring cup. My oldest love, love, loves this feature (and I love it too because it means he isn’t leaving measuring cups all over the kitchen). It’s very handy when we’re camping – not having to pack measuring cups is fantastic.
What about the flavor? More importantly, what do the kids think?
Well, in the three weeks since we discovered BetterOats, we’ve been through about eight boxes. For the first few days, my two youngest wanted oatmeal for breakfast and lunch. Everyday.
I won’t try to pretend that we eat super healthy all the time - we take potato chips on picnics and really like ice cream bars – but we do try to eat generally healthy with whole grains and fresh fruits & vegetables. When I find something that is easy to prepare, tastes great, and is natural & healthy too, I get really excited.
When we’re camping, I need easy, quick meals . . . especially for breakfast. With this instant oatmeal, all I need to pack are lightweight plastic bowls, spoons, a saucepan for heating the water, and some water (which we always take anyway).
Measure the water with the oatmeal pouches, heat it, stir up the oatmeal, and eat. Works for me.
Here’s another picture I have to show you. Look closely. Do you see what I see? Sugar. Real sugar. You certainly don’t find that in the typical brands of instant oatmeal.
This review & the giveaway below are not sponsored by or affiliated with BetterOats in any way. We purchased the products, loved them, and wanted to share them with you!
BetterOats Oat Revolution! Giveaway [Closed]
We have three boxes of Oat Revolution! instant oatmeal to give away to one Camping for Families reader. One box each of Cinnamon & Spice, Maple & Brown Sugar, and Apples & Cinnamon. We hope you’ll love them as much as we do!
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- • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
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- • Entry must contain a valid email address. Winner will be contacted by email and has one week to reply before an alternate winner will be chosen.