So, in case you haven't heard: January is National Oatmeal Month!

With this in mind, what a great time to check in on those 2016 resolutions. Did you promise to eat healthier? Lower your bad Cholesterol? Impress your doctor at your next annual? Well oats are here to help and if you are finding yourself a bit off track, we've got some great recipes to motivate you to keep those New Year's resolutions!

So how are Oats going to help you reach or maintain your goals for a healthier you?

1. Oats can help you control your appetite

2. Oats can lower bad cholesterol

Learn about the difference here!

3. They're low in fat and calories

4. Steel Cut Oats are a complete protein
(That means they contain all nine essential amino acids that your body can't produce on its own)

5. Oats are high in fiber

Check out even more health benefits of oats here in "10 Health Benefits of Oats, According to Science (+10 Delicious Oat Recipes)"!


Since it IS National Oatmeal Month, having it for breakfast is a great idea, but don't be afraid to add some oats to your lunch or dinner routine for even healthier meal times! Not sure where to start? Try these:


Girl Makes Food's Vegan Roasted Tomato Basil Oatmeal

Photo Via  Girl Makes Food

Photo Via Girl Makes Food

All you'll need are Steel Cut Oats, Water, Roma Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Basil, and Garlic Powder. Check out the full recipe here.


Cuban-Style Oatmeal Featured on Women's Health

Photo Sam Stephens Via  Women's Health

Photo Sam Stephens Via Women's Health

This one takes Steel Cut Oats, Olive Oil, Plantains, an Onion, a Green Pepper, Chicken Stock, Black Beans and Cumin. Check out the full recipe here.