Monday, February 4, 2013

Nearly as FAST as Quick Oats!

Oats (oatmeal, rolled oats, Old-Fashioned oats) are a 100% whole grain -- NO added ingredients!

They're FAST and they are CHEAPER and HEALTHIER than flavored, quick oats!

Oatmeal is high in fiber, protein, and healthy carbs to give you energy that will last all morning! Oats also contain iron and zinc, without cholesterol or saturated fat, and provide folate, niacin, thiamin, vitamin B6, riboflavin, and vitamin A.

Plain rolled oats are almost as easy as pouring a bowl of cereal!  Simply pour some oats into a large glass bowl and cover oats with water.  One cup of oats will cook in the microwave to a perfectly moist fluff in 3-4 minutes!

Eat it right away or try it with some added flavor!

Try Yummy Flavored Oatmeal! or Chocolate Oatmeal (or Peanut Butter Oatmeal if you omit cocoa!..PB Oatmeal is what we have most often!) or Hearty Oatmeal Combos!

If you're still reading this AND you don't enjoy hot cereal, you might try Creamy Refreshing Carrot Soup OR Chocolate Raspberry Kiss Muffins!

Creamy, Refreshing, Tangy Carrot Soup

Chocolate Raspberry Kiss Muffins

WHY Old-Fashioned oats? Well, they mainly have the same nutritional value. However, the more you process, in this case cut up, and partially cook (the "instant" ones in packets), the more nutrients are potentially destroyed (through oxidation, for example). Plus, flavored instant oatmeals contain unhealthy ingredients, especially refined sugars, added, decreasing the nutrient density of the food.

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kc said...

My favorite oatmeal isn't cooked - I mix oatmeal with almond milk (1:1 ratio), add vanilla and some lemon zest, and stick it in the frig overnight. In the morning, I add a little ginger syrup or honey, some dried cranberries and sliced almonds, and it's ready to go. I got the recipe from Whole Foods, and they tell me you can heat it up but I love it cold.

Colleen Grossner said...

Wow! That sounds great! I love the idea of not having to even cook it! And the lemon zest sounds delightful! Happy whole grains :) Have a good night, kc!


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