10 November 2010

Oats- a breakfast cereal

Oats are cultivated in Europe, U. S. A, Canada and Australia and is been used there mainly as a breakfast cereal. Now recently it has come to Indian market too and is available in most of the groceries shops.
Oats are good sources of Vitamin B12 especially thiamine, pyridoxine and pantothenic acid. It is a good source of fiber. It helps in lowering the bad cholestrol, triglycerides and also helps in losing weight.
You can prepare oats in different ways.Various breakfast items can be prepared from oats. It can be used in upma instead of rava.It can also be used in soups, dosas etc. If you eager to reduce the calories cook it for three minutes in boiling water and have it plain without sugar or salt. If you want to have a delicious breakfast then you can cook it in small amount of water then add a cup of skim milk and add chopped fresh fruits of your choice or dry fruits like walnuts , almonds etc.
I would like to share with you this receipe of mine which has been liked by most of my clients. Cook 3-4 teaspoons of oats in boiling water, add 1/2 cup of skim milk and add cooked apple preferably microwaved apple, mash it in oats and then add a dash of cinnamon powder.
Go ahead cook and taste it yourself and please let me know how it tastes!

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