Dry-fruits oatmeal. Oatmeal is nothing but oat porridge. There is nothing fancy about it. I remember the first time I tried oatmeal without any additional toppings. It was dull, gooey and bland, it stood for everything I do not like and it was totally out of my taste palette.
But I was not going to give up, I took up the oatmeal challenge because it was the primary breakfast listed on Sean T’s nutrition guide and I wanted to try it no matter what. Like clockwork I used to whip the oatmeal and top it with milk, honey and almonds. Suddenly, it wasn’t so bad!
I tell you, oatmeal grows on you. If you managed to get creative with it then you would actually start to enjoy it. They say oatmeal is a complex carbs(short for carbohydrates). Your body takes longer time to digest complex carbs and hence you don’t feel hungry easily. Although it makes me full, my body doesn’t seem to agree with the slow digestion process.
Or perhaps I have weird digestive system. I like certain things about this very basic, down-to-Earth recipe. Let me break it down. Also, if you had read my About page then you would know that I speak from experience and not from technical perspective. If you are not a fan of Oatmeal then you can try my basic Instant Indian breakfast Dry Idli Upma. I am sure you’d love it!
- Oats are rich in fiber
- Zero in cholesterol
- Rich in magnesium, for healthy immune system and strong bones
- Good fat. You know how there is good(unsaturated) fat and bad(saturated trans fat) fat categories? Like the name suggests this is good for your body. Other good fats include Avocado, Eggs, Dark chocolate, etc
- Again, zero cholesterol
- Rich in Vitamin E, healthy hair and skin
- Antioxidant which translates itself into anti-ageing
- Zero cholesterol.
- Rich in Iron
- Strengthen nervous system
- For bone health
- Zero cholesterol
Man, this dry fruit porridge has no cholesterol, does it? Never realised. I like to call this mini breakfast because I almost always have midday snack with it. Just following the concept of four small meals a day.
That is it!
Tell me what was your reaction to oats when you first tried it?
Do you have any favourite toppings?
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