Tropical Oatmeal

  • 2-3 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 2-3 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 1


  • 476


  • 24g


  • 56g


  • 11g




  • ½ Cup Rolled Oats
  • ½ Cup Orange Juice, pulp-free
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened, Shredded Coconut
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Cherries
  • ¼ Cup Walnut Halves
  • Salt, to taste
  • GGluten:

    Oats are naturally gluten-free, but for those with celiac disease, look for gluten-free oats.

  • NNuts:

    Replace the almond milk with cow’s milk or a nut-free version; Omit the coconut; Replace the walnuts with sunflower seeds.


  • 1.

    Combine Ingredients & Cook Combine the oats, orange juice and almond milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook 2-3 minutes, or according to oat package instructions.

  • 2.

    Add Remaining Ingredients & Enjoy Remove from microwave and mix in the remaining ingredients. Enjoy!

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians

Nourishment Notes


Oatmeal is a good source of soluble fiber to help with gut health. It’s also a quick-cooking grain which can be easy to prepare when energy levels are low, a symptom that can occur from RA and a side effect from some RA medications.


Walnuts are one of the few plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These types of fats are important for heart and brain health and can also help reduce inflammation associated with RA.


Cherries may help reduce pain from arthritis when consumed regularly. They also contain antioxidants to help protect healthy cells from damage.

RA Cooking Tips

  • Assemble in Advance

    This recipe could be assembled overnight and heated in the morning.

  • Double Up

    Make a double batch and enjoy for two breakfasts.

  • Ask for Assistance

    Ask a friend or family member to help prepare this recipe.

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