Hearty Oatmeal with Strawberries, Dried Cherries and Almonds

Makes 2 servings (4 ounces of milk per serving)


1 3/4 cup - lowfat or fat free milk
1 cup - old-fashioned or quick cooking oats (not instant)
1 teaspoon - brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon - ground cinnamon
1/4 cup - sliced strawberries
1/4 cup - dried cherries
2 tablespoons - toasted sliced almonds


Combine milk, oatmeal, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often to prevent boiling over. Cook until thickened; divide between two serving bowls and top with strawberries, cherries, and almonds; serve immediately.


360 calories; 6 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 15 g protein; 61 g carbohydrates; 6 fiber; 0 mg sodium; 300 mg calcium. Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk.