Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Oats 101: 2 ways to have oats

One of my new year resolutions was to eat healthily as compared to the previous years and this includes incorporating a lot of fruits and vegetables as well as calcium products in my diet. Calcium is a quintessential component in the body, especially for females.

I am usually at home during my non-working days and so, preparing lunch has to be a quick process..I like to spend more time in bed if possible haha. Here are a few ways to eat oats if you love them as much as I do.

You can opt to soak your oats in water or milk overnight and feast on them the following day. The oats will soak up the fluid and turn into a somewhat soft texture, depending on how long you soak it for. If I am running short on time, I will probably soak the oats for a couple of hours. This quicker method makes the oats not as soft and still has a slight chewy texture to it. Both ways taste yummy with sweet-ish fruit like strawberries, pears and nectarines. No sugar needed.

A second method that I like to use if the weather is cold or if I feel run down would be boiling the oats in equal portions of water until they turn into a porridge. I think this method allows the oats to take on more flavour which gives way to experimenting with different flavours such as green tea and chai latte. With the cooked oats, I usually go for milder flavoured condiments like pecans, walnuts, almonds and banana. If it's not sweet enough for you, just add a good dollop of honey. Delicioussss.

Lastly, the type of fluid you use can influence the overall taste of your meal. I alternate between water and soy milk or almond milk. I find that milk containing lactose makes my tummy quite "rumbly" and uncomfortable especially if larger quantities.

p.s: This is not a sponsored post. Hope you'll enjoy these quick and easy ways of prepping your breakfasts or snacks:)

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