Written by Robert J. Matthews
Because it has soluble fiber, oatmeal makes you feel full, lowers cholesterol, and keeps blood sugar levels steady.
There is a lot of sugar in the ready-made packets, no matter how much sweetener you add.
About 9 grams of protein and 350 milligrams of the 1,000 to 1,500 milligrams of calcium that women need every day can be found in a glass of low-fat milk.
A lot of us only get about half of that every day.
One ounce of cheese has at least 6 grams of protein, so it goes well with whole grain crackers or an apple as a lunch.
It also has calcium in it. You can choose a low-fat cheese like mozzarella or a stronger-tasting cheese like sharp cheddar or feta, and you'll be full with less.