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National Oatmeal Day!

National Oatmeal Day

National Oatmeal Day!

National Oatmeal Day: With the chilly weather already upon us, nothing hits the spot better than a big bowl of warm oatmeal. This post is dedicated to this nutritious and satisfying breakfast option. First, let’s start with facts on oatmeal and then I will share my homemade fibre-packed oatmeal recipe.

 

Oatmeal

 

Did you know?

  • Oatmeal is a whole grain (not refined -still contains the bran and germ)
  • It contains 3g of protein and 3g of fibre in 1/3 cup serving
  • Oatmeal lowers cholesterol (thanks to the beta-glucan, type of soluble fibre)
  • Steel-cut oats have modestly more fibre (longer cook time)
  • Stabilizes blood sugars which keeps you feeling fuller longer (great food choice for diabetics and those wanting to lose weight)
  • High Fibre diets reduce risk of heart disease and cancer

 

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Andrea’s High Fibre Oatmeal Recipe: Happy National Oatmeal Day

Serves: 1
Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: 1.5 minutes

Ingredients:
¼ cup oats (whole)
½ cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1-2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp unsalted sunflower seeds
Milk 1%

1 tbsp raisins
½ Mixed fruits
Brown sugar

Instructions:
1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine ¼ cup oats with ½ cup water. Add cinnamon.
2. Cook oatmeal in microwave on high for around 1 ½ minutes or using the oatmeal sensor button.
3. Top with chia seeds for added fibre and with sunflower seeds for added protein.
4. Sprinkle with brown sugar and top with raisins and fruits of choice!