Flavored Oatmeal Packets
Tiny packets of maple brown sugar or apple cinnamon instant oatmeal seem healthy, but they contain lots of sugar, and Leslie says, "some even have artificial sugars like sucralose (it's really Splenda!) and artificial colors." Buying plain quick oats and flavoring it yourself with fruit and a little maple syrup, agave, or honey is healthier, but what's even better? Making overnight oats the night before using rolled oats (they'll keep you satisfied longer since they're less processed) and chia seeds, or making steel-cut oatmeal in the slow cooker.