I've only recently got past my aversion to oatmeal and have only done the instant flavored (apple cinnamon for the most part) ones so far. I like those but am going to venture into unflavored instant oatmeal (Harris Teeter brand) shortly as I just bought some. I only have it with water as I dislike milk (and only the bare minimum as I prefer it to be drier and less porridge-y)... When I try it, I'll probably add a touch of Splenda, nuts and dried cranberries to it... Hmm, maybe I should start my venture tomorrow - that sounds good! As for other snacks: there are few things as perfect as a snack as string cheese: portable, low in fat (compared to other cheeses), high in protein and a little salty. That and a large piece of fruit is my favorite snack.