This recipe is provided by Meg Wolff, a two-time cancer survivor and healthy food expert. She’d like people to better understand how important a role healthy food plays in our lives. You can visit her website or follow her on Twitter.

  • 2 cups spring water or filtered tap water (I sometimes use 1 cup of water and 1 cup of 100 percent apple juice.)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 apple (Maine McIntosh is my favorite, in season), cut into cubes

Optional: Top with other fresh fruit, such as delicious wild Maine blueberries and / or toasted sunflower seeds, which add a little protein.

Put water in a pan on high heat and add sea salt, oatmeal, and apples (if using). Bring to a boil, turn to low and simmer uncovered 8-10 minutes. You may add more water if needed for desired consistency anytime during cooking.

Turn off heat and cover. Serve topped with fresh fruit if desired. Serves 2.