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 Post subject: McDonald’s “bowl full of wholesome” = "bowl full of sugar"
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:21 pm 
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Well, this is a surprise; you could just knock me down with a McNugget feather!
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/how-to-make-oatmeal-wrong/

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 Post subject: Re: McDonald’s “bowl full of wholesome” = "bowl full of suga
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:24 pm 
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Geez, Desdemona. You're acting as though oatmeal just grows...oh, wait.

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 Post subject: Re: McDonald’s “bowl full of wholesome” = "bowl full of suga
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:27 pm 
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i think what cracks me up the most is the fact that it's oatmeal. there's instant oatmeal that one can buy and save their money - most of them also don't contain a bahbillion creepy ingredients either (although there are some out there, fo 'sho.). plus, i mean, "overnight oats" are pretty darn awesome. oatmeal doesn't get much easier!


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Really? 21 ingredients, and most of them chemical? Ew. I'd rather add my own calories via fruits and nuts and keep everything pretty damn natural.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:59 pm 
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Oatmeal fail! How can they fork up oatmeal?! It's so basic! And why do people go to McDonald's for breakfast when as the articles points out: "Others will argue that the McDonald’s version is more “convenient.” This is nonsense; in the time it takes to go into a McDonald’s, stand in line, order, wait, pay and leave, you could make oatmeal for four while taking your vitamins, brushing your teeth and half-unloading the dishwasher."

It's the 'more calories than a big mac' salads all over again! They seem to take a perverse pleasure in their inability to make anything healthy!


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I knew there had to be something wrong with that oatmeal. I felt vaguely uncomfortable when my sister said she wanted to try it. Now that this article confirmed my suspicions all I can do is shake my head and chuckle softly. They've done it again, those crazy mustards.


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Appalling. Also, I'm dismayed to tink that their advertising could make folks actually Want that.

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Why would someone even want to get something "healthy" in a junk food place? If you're in a junk food place, get junk food that at least looks like junk food. Why lying to yourself that you're getting something "healthy"?

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Porridge is so quick to cook in the microwave and quite easily a hell of a lot cheaper.


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Now I want oatmeal.


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 Post subject: Re: McDonald’s “bowl full of wholesome” = "bowl full of suga
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Comparing the nutrition to plain oats and water seems disingenuous, though. How many people really eat it this way, no ingredients containing salt or sugar added?

Though this does remind me that I need to get on the ball with making my own packets. I'm getting tired of the flavor limitations and have so many visions. The Vegan Lunch Box blog had a good set of examples a year or two ago, though she is wrong wrong wrong when she says it shouldn't contain salt. ;)


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I don't add sugar to oatmeal? but sugar is sugar. Brown sugar, oatmeal, salt, raisins, dried cranberries, apples = 6 ingredients. I also don't think I add salt, just soy milk and oatmeal, sometimes cinnamon.

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I always add a banana to my oats instead of sugar, makes it sweet (and does add calories), but adds good stuff, too. Plus I like the texture. I read this article and one that Bittman tweeted of a Slate review of ABP, McD's, and Sbux oatmeal. Sbux came up the winner, but they and McD's were both instant oats made with hot water. ABP is slow cooked, but I think sometimes their oatmeal is too glue-y. Much easier and cheaper to make your own.

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I think a little salt really makes the flavor of oatmeal pop. I make mine with liquids that are about 75% water and 25% almond milk for extra creaminess and use a little more liquid than recommended. I also add a little ground flax, just for nutrition and it adds a bit of nuttiness.

Mix-ins can be anything from maple syrup, brown sugar, dried fruits, fruit, chocolate chips, nuts or peanut or almond butter.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:22 am 
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ndpittman wrote:
I always add a banana to my oats instead of sugar, makes it sweet (and does add calories), but adds good stuff, too. Plus I like the texture. I read this article and one that Bittman tweeted of a Slate review of ABP, McD's, and Sbux oatmeal. Sbux came up the winner, but they and McD's were both instant oats made with hot water. ABP is slow cooked, but I think sometimes their oatmeal is too glue-y. Much easier and cheaper to make your own.


I do the same thing! Oatmeal + almond milk + mashed up banana. I usually do some cinnamon too, maybe some nutmeg.

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 Post subject: Re: McDonald’s “bowl full of wholesome” = "bowl full of suga
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I don't add sugar to my oatmeal. Usually it's chopped apple, applesauce (without added sugar), or a mashed banana. Cinnamon too! Sometimes almonds if I want a protein boost. I don't even add almond milk.

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oatmeal flavoring?

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lutin wrote:
Appalling. Also, I'm dismayed to tink that their advertising could make folks actually Want that.

Actually, I saw a commercial the other day and thought it looked good, realized it was McD's, got grossed out, and went to the kitchen and made my own oatmeal.

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Comparing the nutrition to plain oats and water seems disingenuous, though. How many people really eat it this way, no ingredients containing salt or sugar added?

I eat it without sugar or salt. It's usually almond milk, some ground flax, maybe a spoon of raw almond butter(which is just ground almonds), and some cinnamon or powdered ginger on top. I've really come to like the taste of oatmeal without all the other crepe in it.

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I think people just want to believe the lies... or misrepresentations.


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Tofulish wrote:
I think a little salt really makes the flavor of oatmeal pop.


Me too! I always add salt to my oatmeal.


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I wonder how long it is before McDonald's starts adding chemicals to the ice.

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nickvicious wrote:
I wonder how long it is before McDonald's starts adding chemicals to the ice.


Ice cubes- now with beef fat! Ba-da-da-da-dahhh, I'm lovin' it.

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