Oatmeal is so good for you but it can be boring to eat, so here are a few tips to make it taste better.
When you prepare oats – be it instant oatmeal, quick cooking oats, rolled oats, or oat bran, add a pinch of salt. The proportion would be a pinch per cup before preparing it. The reason why this works is because salt has a flavor that our palate looks for, and like when preparing desserts, the addition of salt adds a depth of taste that is pleasing.
A few other ways to make oatmeal less boring is by adding ingredients.
Sugar is typically added to oatmeal, and instead of white sugar, it can be replaced with brown sugar or muscovado, and the oatmeal will have a hint of caramelized goodness. Sugar substitutes for those with high sugar blood level concerns may also be placed.
Milk is also placed in oatmeal. The kind of milk can vary, according to what you have in stock or want to use. If using powdered milk, add a little more water to the preparation to make up for the lack of liquid. If adding liquid milk, such as ready-to-drink, evaporated, or condensed, you’ll have to be aware of the sweetness level of the milk so adjustments maybe made.
Toppings such as sliced bananas and other fleshy fruit like kiwi may be added. Nuts also makes good toppings. Raisins may also be added, just allow these to sit for a while after mixing it in so that these plump up.
Some people like to add chocolate to oatmeal, be it cocoa powder, chocolate milk drinks, and chocolate chips. There are some who even add strawberry flavored milk. A dash of cinnamon may also be added to oatmeal.
Cold oats may be prepared by adding whatever ingredients you desire, enough liquid, and leaving it in the fridge in a covered container like a mason jar, overnight. Toppings are to be added and stirred in before consuming, especially if these change in color and texture like sliced bananas.
Using oatmeal as the primary ingredient for baked goods such as cookies, protein bars, muffins, and many other goodies makes it more delicious. Oatmeal as the main ingredient ensures that whatever you bake is high yield, as oatmeal does expand.
Why should one eat oatmeal frequently?
Oatmeal is high in soluble fiber. This aids digestion. It is warming, comfort food, and it can help you have an easier time doing your number when you go to the comfort room.
Consuming oatmeal as part of the diet is recommend by doctors to their patients that have certain health concerns such as that of heart ailment. Oatmeal is good for people of all ages and children should be encouraged to eat it.
Oatmeal is inexpensive. One cup of uncooked oats will triple in volume. A cup of cooked oatmeal will ward of the hunger for hours. It is the perfect breakfast food as it only takes a few minutes to prepare and makes a satisfying snack.
Eating oatmeal doesn’t have to be boring if you use these tips. Oatmeal can taste great as there are a variety of ways to prepare it. Make the right food choices and eat what is good for you. Have a bowl of oatmeal, hot or cold, as often as possible.