The other night I tried to recreate the delicious protein bar snacks that I made last month. Unfortunately, the recipe didn’t turn out quite as planned. That said, it still tasted amazing and I would definitely make it again. Out of curiosity, I also did some research on youtube and pulled some fantastic ideas that you can do with quick oats. They are all pretty good – and easy to make.
The benefits of oats
Oatmeal is a great source of insoluble fiber that helps to promote healthy gut. Not only are oats loaded with fiber, but they also provide a wealth of other health benefits. Adding oats or oatmeal to your diet can help with lowering blood sugar levels, helps you feel fuller for weight loss, eases constipation – and it’s also great for your skin.
Adding oats to your breakfast or first meal of the day, can help give you energy and leave you feeling fuller until your next meal. In this post, I’m going to share some recipe ideas with you that are really easy to prepare. I use quick oats in almost all my baking and you can head over to my food page to check out some of those recipes.
Plant based products
In an effort to eat more healthier and use more natural foods in my cooking – I’ve also switched to using some plant based products in my recipes. Some of these products include switching from dairy milk to almond milk. I’ve also started using plant based butter, and really want to try some coconut or almond flour with baking too. Cheese is something I have a hard time letting go of, but I’m looking for a local deli where I can find specialized cheeses. I’m not going full on vegan as I love meat (sorry but I do!) – what I am looking to do is reduce the amount of dairy I consume. I’m not lactose intolerant, but I often wonder if dairy affects my overall health.
So, my goal for the next few months is to try some new oatmeal recipes that are filling, sustainable and great for weight loss. I thought I’d share some of my favorite resources with you. I’ll update you as I try them out.
Oatmeal recipe ideas
Here are some of my go to channels for recipe ideas when I’m stuck in a rut. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Apparently, chia pudding is a thing. I have some chia seeds that I need to use up. I’m going to try this one next.
I can’t wait to get back into cooking and healthy baking over the next few months. Just hoping my knees will allow me to do so! I have recipes to share with you but I need to take better pictures. I made a delicious tuna casserole the other night and a great overnight oat snack that I’ve been eating for breakfast this week.
Looking forward to sharing those with you soon!