Skip to main content

10 ways to enjoy oatmeal

Well besides eating breakfast from a package labelled Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal at least. I love them but they are all kinds of bad for me.

Mind you a bowl of quick oats with milk and maple syrup is better but still not great. Like most fruits and vegetables grains like oats are healthier for you when they are as close to their natural form as possible. In this case that usually means starting with whole oat grouts or steel-cut oats. They are as close to the natural grain as you can get without eating hulls & stems. They also take a longer time to cook than say rolled oats.

My preference is rolled oats because they are partially cooked for you so lessens the time it takes to make a quick healthy breakfast in the form of porridge but oats can be used to make lots of other things.

The most obvious thing if you grew up in the same age as I did is oatmeal cookies. Finding a recipe that is diabetic friendly not so much. In fact I stopped looking after finding these on Allrecipes:
Special Oatmeal Cookies
But I promised you ten didn't I? I used the Allrecipes search function for these so they haven't been sorted by nutrition or anything.

  1. Cooked Oatmeal Porridge
  2. Oatmeal Cookies
  3. Oatmeal Muffins
  4. Baked Oatmeal - makes a great dessert dish
  5. Oatmeal Pancakes
  6. Oatmeal Bread
  7. Oatmeal Brownies
  8. Oatmeal Chewies - sweeter than candy and healthy too
  9. Oatmeal Cake
  10. Oatmeal Pie
There are a couple of other categories you can research such as the Overnight Oatmeal if you don't want to make hot porridge in the morning. Oatmeal is made in other countries though I wasn't able to find a search that worked to show them so you'll just have to browse.


Popular posts from this blog

Hello March

May the sun be with us! Except with the quiet coming of March be on the lookout for at least one more big storm before the end of the month. I love the sun but I always hope March comes in like a lion so that it will go out like a lamb. I can deal with cold and snow early in the month but I always wish for the beauty of sun and green buds on the trees at the end of it.

So where did the phrase 'In like a lamb, out like a lion' come from?

There are several ideas:

While many sayings are base on observation and are accurate, others are the rhymes and beliefs of those who came before us.
Those folks actually believed that bad spirits could change the weather adversely, so they were cautious as to what they did or didn't do in certain situations.  Those beliefs also included ideas that there could be a balance in weather and in life. So if the weather came in bad, (like a lion) it could go out good and calm. (like a lamb)
Since March is such a changeable month in which we can see…

National Make a Friend Day

I am not very good at making friends or keeping them it seems. I do not go outside much, in fact I hardly leave my home unless it is family related. That makes it hard especially since friends expect you to come to them at least once in a while and I find I can't.

If it were simply a matter of laziness it would be understandable but it isn't. Some days I can't even open the door to let in some fresh air. I do not know where the fear comes from I just know that that is what I feel when I think about going outside most of the time.

Agoraphobia: Triggers for this anxiety may include wide-open spaces, crowds (social anxiety), or traveling (even short distances). Agoraphobia is often, but not always, compounded by a fear of social embarrassment, as the agoraphobic fears the onset of a panic attack and appearing distraught in public.
Causes: Genetic and environmental factors Symptoms: Anxiety in situations perceived to be unsafe, panic attacks Treatment: Cognitive behavioral ther…

Eat Breakfast like a King

That is the first line of a poem that I heard long ago. I am not sure who wrote it or even if I am quoting it right.

If a (wo)man would eat
Breakfast like a king
Lunch like a prince
Dinner as a pauper
Such a (wo)man would be
Healthy, wealthy and wise

I think a prince is supposed to refer to the storekeepers and such who ate three course instead of the 10- 12 courses a king would have at that time. I think it was written in the 1500's

After a little research I found that it was made popular by Adelle Davis in her weight loss book "Lets Get Well", but she only used "Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper". I know I have seen that quote as written above elsewhere but danged if I can remember it now. All good sound advice considering she wrote that book in 1965

What it basically says is eat a large meal when you break your fast in the morning, a mid-size lunch and a tiny supper and you will become healthy, rich and smart.

Today I thought …