OATMEAL


I'M A HUGE FAN OF OATMEAL. I know there are some that can't stand the texture and only think of their grandma when they see it but I love oatmeal.

Oatmeal is a delicate dish. It's perfectly cooked oats whether those be whole, steel cut, or quick oats with whatever toppings make your heart happy. I like cooking quick oats with chopped up banana for added sweetness and topping it with walnuts some cocoa nibs, and a for an added treat a scoop of almond or peanut butter.

Let's look at oatmeals nutrition facts:
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Raw oats are roughly 66% carbohydrates, 17% protein, 11% fiber, and 7% fat. If you ask me that sounds like a winner breakfast.

What's also great about oats is they have a low glycemic index. Glycemic index is a number given to foods from 1-100 to determine how fast your body will turn carbs into glucose, or sugar. 55 or less is considered low whereas 70 or higher is considered high. People who need to control their blood sugar levels typically want to eat foods with a low glycemic index.

Oatmeal has a glycemic index of about 55 allowing it to have a low glycemic index (WHICH IS GREAT!) In comparison, a bagel made with white wheat flour has a glycemic index or 71.  Choose the oatmeal instead of the bagel!

It's also a great source of fiber although 3 grams per serving looks like a low number one should strive to get 25-30 grams per day. Interestingly enough, the average adult in the United States only gets 15 grams of fiber. Dietary fiber is shown to slow glucose absorption and reduce blood levels of cholesterol. It also helps with bowel movements so if you find yourself being constipated it could be possible you're not getting adequate amounts of fiber.

HOW I MAKE MY OATMEAL:

Base: In a bowl combine 1/2 cup of oatmeal, one chopped up banana, and almond milk. Warm in microwave for one to two minutes.

Oatmeal base + raisins + punnut butter scoop = oatmeal cookie reminder

Oatmeal + walnuts + cocoa nibs = healthy fat combo 

Oatmeal + blueberries + walnuts = Blueberry muffin taste alike 

4 comments:

  1. I'm reading this right at breakfast time, so guess what I'm gonna make... ;)

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! You're support means a lot! I should have made some too but I craved and had a bagel haha!

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  2. I don't eat oatmeal too much but sometimes. I never have it with milk, I should try it!
    Lily

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    1. I often times forget that others put water in it...

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