Prep Day Oatmeal

Nothing quite says comfort food like oatmeal.

Ready to start Dr. Oz's 21-Day Weight-Loss Breakthrough? Follow these steps on Prep Day and you'll have everything you need for ready-to-go, perfectly portioned breakfasts, lunches, and dinners all week!

The Prep Day Oatmeal is used to make:

Monday, Thursday, and Saturday Breakfast: Berry Oatmeal

Level: Easy


  • 1 c. steel-cut oats
  • 3 c. 1% milk (or soy milk)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¼ tsp. coarse salt
  • a couple pinches of nutmeg


  1. Toast 1 cup steel-cut oats in a pot over medium heat, stirring, 3 to 4 min. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Rinse pot. Bring 3 cups 1% milk (or soy milk) to a boil over medium heat in same pot.
  3. Stir in oats, 1 cinnamon stick, ¼ tsp coarse salt, and a couple pinches of nutmeg.
  4. Simmer on low, covered but stirring occasionally, until creamy, 25 min.
  5. Discard cinnamon. Transfer three ½-cup portions to containers and keep chilled.
  6. Freeze leftovers for a future week.

This recipe originally appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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