Oats have been associated with many health benefits, including weight loss, reducing the risk of heart disease, and improving blood sugar control. Try one of these 5 recipes to add more oats to your breakfast routine.
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Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your oatmeal as directed in the post. Power it up even more by adding 1/2 cup of blueberries.
75% fiber foods – old-fashioned oats, pear, blueberries
25% foods – low fat or unsweetened plant milk, walnuts, brown sugar
Recipe Note: Skip the brown sugar to keep the 25% items in their zone.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy your oatmeal as directed in the recipe for a savory twist on oatmeal.
75% fiber foods – old-fashioned oats, onion, garlic, olives, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes
25% foods – none
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Be sure to add more berries as a topping when enjoying this breakfast.
75% fiber foods – old-fashioned oats, raspberries, blueberries
25% foods – unsweetened plant milk, chia seed, maple syrup
Recipe Note: Skip the maple syrup, or use just one teaspoon to keep 25% foods in their zone.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Top your oatmeal with the egg and Mediterranean toppings as directed in the recipe. Don't eat eggs, try tofu scramble instead.
75% fiber foods – old-fashioned oats, onion, sweet potato, avocado, cherry tomatoes, fresh parsley
25% foods – olive oil, feta cheese, eggs/tofu
Recipe Note: Use 1 tablespoon of olive oil to keep the fat in the recipe low.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy this apple cinnamon oatmeal for a warm breakfast. Add a couple tablespoons of pecan pieces for a yummy fall flavor.
75% fiber foods – old-fashioned oats, apples
25% foods – brown sugar, pecans
Recipe Note: You can also sprinkle a teaspoon of brown sugar on top to lower the amount of added sugar. If you are trying to gain better control of your blood sugar levels, try skipping the brown sugar.