Okay, so I do try to feed my family healthy, but with a busy week ahead I decided to buy the quick oat packets, you know…the flavored ones? That seemed like a fairly healthy choice that anyone can put together and eat quickly without much mess.
Have you ever read the ingredients? There are the usual perservatives and flavor enhancers that I always wish weren’t there. But you want to know what else? In the peaches and cream flavored one, I read the front and it said "artifically flavored fruit chunks" WHAT??? Looked on the ingredients list. Sure enough…they have taken apples and artifically flavored them to supposedly taste like peaches. So, I read the strawberries and cream…same thing! Artifically flavored apples…and coloring of course. They had to have that nice ripe strawberry color.
UGH! Back to plain old quick oats. I have several recipes that go in the crockpot that are similar to the ready made packets. BUT, I use the proper fruit and let it reamain its original flavor…
Thought you might want to know that.