Top 10 Interesting Ways of Eating Oats
Whether you are looking for
cholesterol management, oat no doubt can prove an unbeatable food option.
There are unfathomable ways of incorporating oats into your diet, provided you
are ready for innovations. Over 40 studies show that eating oatmeal may help
lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of
heart disease. According to Quaker, all it takes is 3/4 cup of oatmeal each
day to help lower cholesterol. The soluble fiber in oats helps remove LDL or "bad"
cholesterol, while maintaining the good cholesterol that your body needs.
The oat is rich in protein,
has lots of beneficial minerals such as calcium and magnesium, trace
elements like silicon and potassium as well as iron - while also
being very high in
vitamin content. The presence of these
bodybuilding nutrients in the oats makes for strong bones and teeth,
most of these vital minerals found in the oats are also necessary
for the maintenance of a healthy nervous system in a human being.
Who the hell would like to follow a bland diet even if the blood sugar level refuses to come down. If you want to fight hunger and maintain a healthy weight check out these Top 10 interesting ways of eating oats:
You can go on to add apple, banana, pear, roasted walnut or almonds to
milk/yoghurt and oats to make a delicious
anytime during the day to give your body a healthy punch. Choose the pink
skinner gala apples or green skinned Granny smith apples for milk shakes. They
don't turn brown soon. Use honey or
sugar replacements for a healthier and diet version of smoothie. Half a cup
of oats are enough to 2 cups of milk.
can be sweet or salty, depending on what you like to eat more. You can try
masala pancake, making a sparing use of spices and vegetables like onion,
tomato, coriander, fresh fenugreek, chilies etc. You can try oatmeal pancake
with egg, milk and sugar incase you are
for something sweet.
Bread: Bake your own oat Wholemeal porridge
bread and serve with poached eggs or baked beans. While adding cinnamon and
nutmeg while baking remember that they inhibit yeast activity, so more yeast
than typical is required. This is a good thing to keep in mind when adapting a
normal bread into a cinnamon bread. You
can go on to add raisins, nuts and seeds while baking.
Oat biscuits and cookies can serve a healthy option with tea or coffee. To add
variety you can add grounded almond, desiccated coconut or walnuts.
Let your family applaud you for this healthy creation. Get oats transformed into
a healthy salad along with minced onion, cherry tomato, sprouted beans, boiled
potato, cucumber, lemon
herbs like, mint and parsley. Do not forget to boil oats (salted water) for
25 min, drain and rinse under cold water.
Sweet bar! Traditional Flapjack is one of the quickest, easiest and importantly
cheap baked goods to make. Put the butter, sugar and honey in a saucepan
and heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter has melted and the sugar has
dissolved. Add the oats and nuts, fruit, ginger or coconut and mix well.
Transfer the oat mixture to the prepared cake tin and spread to about 2cm (ľin)
thick. Smooth the surface with the back of a spoon. Bake in a preheated oven at
180C/350F/Gas 4 for 15-20 minutes, until lightly golden around the edges, but
still slightly soft in the middle. Let cool in the tin, then turn out and cut
into squares. Store them in air tight container, for anytime meal. You can try
adding seeds, fruits and nuts of your choice.
Gravy balls: If
you are looking for "vegetarian meat balls" try adding oats in place of minced
meat. Add onion, spices, sauces, boiled potato, rice milk and soaked rolled
oats, to form uniform balls. Bake or fry them, add to gravy or eat it as a
snack. You can serve on top of spaghetti with maranara sauce.
Cake: Oats cake is one healthy
snack you all can enjoy. The need for healthy
snacks to substitute the junk food is increasing day by day. Grind oats to
get a fine powder. Make a thick paste from the tender coconut flesh. mix these
two ingredients well. Add the jaggery syrup and blend well with the oats and
tender coconut mix. Sprinkle cardamom and a pinch of cinnamon powder or dried
ginger powder and mix all these ingredients well with hand. Keep in mind that
what we need is a combined flavor. Take this in a steamer and cook well. These
sweet tender and thin cakes do satisfy your taste buds and the body will get
enriched by the nutrients it do have.
a traditional Scottish dish. It is eaten on its own, used as a stuffing for
a mock-sausage, the mealie pudding, or used as a stuffing for chicken (most
commonly) or other fowl. Oatmeal was a staple ingredient of the Scottish diet,
it absorbs other flavors and is filling, so it was found in many dishes of
Scottish cooking. Skirlie was used to 'pad' out a meal in which meat is scarce.
In the North East it is eaten with mince as well as with chicken. It is still a
much loved dish in Scotland today. You can try your hand by making use of onion,
lard and fine oats.
your own- If you are still looking for more, create your own recipe in the
kitchen to surprise your family. Go on to add oats to
soup, sandwiches, or over ice cream to give yourself a healthy fiber-filled
Try combining the ideas above to make a
you'll be proud to call, Yours.
Dated 17 November 2011