- Tip 1 – Purchase oatmeal in the most natural form
- Tip 2 – Sweeten your oats yourself using natural sources, such as maple syrup, coconut sugar or honey.
- Tip 3 – Add dried fruit, nuts, seeds and spices to top your oatmeal either raw or after it’s been cooked. For example chopped apricots, dried cranberries, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, banana chips, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger all add taste, texture and nutrition to you healthy breakfast morning bowl. Raid your kitchen pantry and experiment with different combinations to find one you like the best.
- Tip 4 – Add all combinations of fresh or tinned fruit to your bowl of oats topped with your favourite yoghurt either cows or coconut.
- Tip 5 – Bake your oats into healthy squares for your own breakfast or energy bars. By combining oats with your favourite gluten free flour formulas, favourite dried fruit and nuts, peanut or soy butter, honey and sweet and savory spices, your oatmeal becomes portable for sharing or eating on the go.
I love rolled oats because they are pressed to reduce the cooking time, while instant oats and oatmeal packets are further processed and often flavoured and are not necessarily as nutritious. Sources: https://authoritynutrition.com http://www.livestrong.com