Busy healthcare professionals will love these!
Healthy oatmeal recipes, served chilled or hot, are more than delicious; they’re so good for you that even those who think they’re too busy for breakfast ought to give oats a chance. That’s right, a cup of oatmeal a day keeps the doctor away—or so is the consensus of over 40 studies, geared toward health professionals that agree eating oatmeal helps lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Daily consumption of whole grains may also lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes. The wonderful thing about oatmeal is that, for such a humble, soluble fiber, it can taste so good.
Healthy Careers sewed its wild oats in the creation of 2 recipes: Creamy Apple Oatmeal Sweetened with Cinnamon and Agave and Golden Oats with Apricots and White Raisins. You can soak old-fashioned rolled oats overnight in the refrigerator, with other choice ingredients and wake to a yummy chilled breakfast OR mix in fruit and natural sweeteners with your hot boiled oats. Either way, the iron, protein, magnesium and high fiber content is going to keep you fuller, longer.
These are just a few inventive things you can do with your oatmeal:
- Oatmeal, a Dish Best Served Cold? Maybe it is for a busy healthcare professional. We already know oatmeal is great for weight control, and serving it chilled makes it even better since, as your body warms food during the digestion process, you burn a few extra calories than you would consuming oatmeal hot or at room temperature. Soaking your rolled oats in milk or water overnight, yields ready to eat oats in the morning; if you build your oatmeal creation in a mason jar, you can take it anywhere in your active travel nursing lifestyle!
- How to Sweeten the Pot: When it comes to oatmeal, white sugar and honey aren’t the only ways to sweeten things up. Consider preparing your oats with a little almond milk or agave syrup. Agave is popular with vegans because it’s similar to honey without the hive. Agave is a plant that grows near Mexico and has a lower glycemic index than maple syrup—meaning you’re less likely to have a spike in blood sugar.
- Go nuts with your Oatmeal: don’t be afraid to add high protein, omega 3-heart healthy nuts to your bowl of oatmeal. Though nuts aren’t low in calories, their oils do not exceed 5 grams of fat per 50 ounce serving. Whether you use slivers of almonds, a dash of cashews or a nut butter to improve your oatmeal, you’re also improving your health.
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