There are generally 150 calories per half-cup of plain oatmeal. Each serving contains five grams of protein, 27 grams of carbohydrates and no sodium, making it a heart-healthy breakfast option.
Oatmeal is a great breakfast choice because it is filled with healthy fiber that keeps people feeling fuller for longer. For people who want to add a touch of flavor to their oatmeal, they can enhance the dish with honey, chopped apples, nuts or even a bit of maple syrup. Each of the additions will raise calorie count for the dish, but will add a pleasing taste to the usually bland food.