For most consumers, the fear of a recession, the high cost of heating a home, holiday shopping and sticker shock at the supermarket has everyone pinching pennies. But, there is a silver lining to the economic downturn. Consumers are more likely going to have a healthier diet, because many of the most economical choices are also the healthiest," says Julie Upton, National Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian.
Upton says, "Quaker has been a staple in many American homes. Many have grown up with the familiar face on the tube that's been around for 130 years and it's a trusted product that can work even harder for you this year. A bowl of oatmeal provides a fool-proof breakfast without compromising on taste or nutrition and is also very affordable at 40 cents per serving. Oats are also very versatile and you can use it at any meal occasion this holiday season to help stretch your food budget. For example, you can replace some of the meat in a meatloaf recipe with oats. You'll cut out some of the fat and increase fiber while extending the servings of your recipe. For a holiday breakfast, you can set out an oatmeal bar and cook up a big batch of oatmeal along with a variety of different oatmeal toppings (brown sugar, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin spice), and have your family to customize their own bowl as a fun and creative way to serve up breakfast. This will also help consumers to save money and eat healthier. Also, Quaker is now offering consumer's coupons for $1 off any 2 Quaker Oatmeal products when they log on to http://www.QuakerOatmeal.com."
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