Our story:

It all started with a simple question: why is it so hard to find a healthy, shelf-stable meal? Our founder loved the convenience of oatmeal but wished it could better align with her nutritional goals. She yearned for a high-protein, no-sugar-added meal that she could enjoy anytime, anywhere.  Driven by her passion for health and wellness, she took matters into her own hands and 5oat5 was born.

5oat5 is produced in Albuquerque, NM in a commercial kitchen that is FDA and USDA approved. 

We are a 100% women owned business. 

Our team: 


Lauren Witwicki: Founder

Meet Lauren, a foodie from the moment she could hold a spoon. With over a decade of experience working in grocery stores, she's an expert at understanding how to combine nutrition with bold flavors. Inspired by her love for good food, she’s driven by the belief that there had to be a better way to do oats than those brown packets. But Lauren's not just about food; she's a big-hearted animal lover who opens her home to foster dogs in need. With a degree in Linguistics from UW Madison, she's skilled in the languages of food and compassion. Join Lauren on this tasty journey of flavors, one oatmeal bowl at a time.




Baby Lauren whipping up food in the kitchen.




Saddia Bhatty: Co-founder

Meet Saddia, she is a  mother of two teenage boys and currently works in Corporate America. Saddia has worked in various sales roles in the past varying from small to large companies. Her passion is health and fitness to keep up with the busy life of a mother along with working full time.  What drives Saddia is family and having options to for healthy living that doesn’t include the drive through or fast food. She strives to feed her family home cooked healthy meals and accomplishing fitness goals. Coming from a South Asian back ground, home cooked  meals and packed lunches are common, learning what’s healthy and understanding macros to fit her health needs has brought her together with her best friend to be the G.O.A.T in oats.


Where to find us:

Come see us every Sunday at the Railyard Farmer's Market!