You can have oatmeal, even if you suffer from IBS. While the quick oats are cooking, cut up strawberries and bananas (an IBS staple) and get the coconut milk out of the fridge. As soon as that's done, the oatmeal is usually ready to pour. You can add different fruits and even nuts as your diet allows.

[Credit: <i>©dkapp12 2007</i>]
Credit: ©dkapp12 2007

Preparation time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 8 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

2 cups water

1 banana, cut up

5 strawberries, cut up

2 ounces coconut milk

  1. Put the rolled oats and water into a pot on a cold stove.

  2. Bring to a boil, turn the heat to the lowest setting, and let cook for 5 minutes.

  3. Put the banana and strawberries into the bowl, add the oats, and cover with the coconut milk.

Per serving: Calories 211; Fat 5.8 g (Saturated 3.3 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 6 mg; Carbohydrate 34.3 g (Fiber 5.3 g); Protein 7.2 g; Sugar 3.6 g.