Since I’ve got a lot of questions about my diet, I will start posting my recipes here on a regular basis. Keep an eye on this website to stay up to date on my recipes.
Today I will start with a very simple recipe. It is one I use almost every single day, since I eat oatmeal almost every morning. I think everyone knows the benefits of oatmeal. Oats are among the healthiest grains known. They’re a gluten-free and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Studies have shown that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits, including weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease. Furthermore, they are very nutritious and filling and will cause your hunger to stay away longer compared to a lot of other breakfast routines.
When it comes to oatmeal, I use a variety of recipes to keep things interesting. You can use both water or (non-fat/low-fat) milk when cooking oats. You can use both the microwave or the stovetop. However, I prefer to use the stovetop since it makes the oatmeal a bit more creamy.
- Fill two small coffee cups with either water or milk pour it in a small saucepan.
- Stir in 1 cup oats and reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes.
When you’re a small eater, you can make less, using the same distribution. For example, one cup of water or milk and half a cup of oats.
For oatmeals, you can use a variety of toppings, which makes it quite a versatile breakfast dish.
- Dried fruit (such as raisins, cranberries, cherries or chopped apricots or dates
- Fresh or frozen berries
- Jam or preserves
- Chopped or sliced fresh fruit (such as bananas or apples)
Nuts & Seeds:
- Almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios or peanuts
- Sesame seeds, ground flaxseeds or chia seeds
- Maple syrup
- Brown sugar
- Add more calcium by topping with a little bit of yogurt or milk
What I personally love to do is slice a banana and stir it in the saucepan while cooking the oats. When you do this, the banana flavor really gets into the oats and it makes the meal also a bit more creamy.
I hope you enjoy these kind of posts and stay tuned for more!