Oats The SuperFood!! Its health Benefits & Some easy Recipes
Oats – The Superfood!! Benefits & Health Recipes
Our daily cooking at home can be made easy, full of variety, and tasty without compromising on nutritional richness. And now you will ask me how? Well, firstly we can add superfoods that are rich in nutritional values. Oats is one such versatile superfood that can be consumed to prepare main course dishes, desserts, and healthy treats. Firstly, let us learn about its benefits in our diet, its versatility to make various dishes or one can say Oats – The Worlds’ Healthiest Versatile Food.
Oat is a very popular gluten free grain which is rich in minerals, antioxidants and vitamins; also known as the healthiest grain on earth. Though not so popular in India but it’s getting an entry in Indian kitchens now. In the present times Oats are being relished and enjoyed more than before.
Oat and Oatmeal
Oat is a whole-grain food, which is also scientifically known as Avena sativa. The grain takes really long to cook hence pressed oats are a preferred option while cooking. Pressed oats take very less time to cook.
Why Oats is recommended in a diet?
1. Oats is gluten free and a good source of fibre that improves overall stomach & gut health to relieve constipation.
2. Oatmeal also contains soluble fiber called beta-glucan which helps to improve insulin and possibly reduces blood sugar.
3. It contains minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that the body needs on a daily basis.
4. The rich-n-soluble fiber found in oatmeal, makes you feel fuller. The feeling of fullness helps you reduce the meal size to achieve your weight loss goals.
5. Oats contains antioxidants and fiber which will aid to reduce the bad cholesterol affecting the heart. Enterolactone and plant lignin that is found in oats also help to keep the heart healthy.
6. Overall health benefits of oats are: it is good for skin, increases immunity, cures acid reflux and helps in building muscles.
How can Oats be used in your diet?
There are multiple ways you can consume Oats. Savoury or sweet – both make delicious meals for weight watchers. It is a preferred breakfast option globally. However, we also see foodies including it in daily cooking like rotis, soups, granola bars, cookies and other baked items. Oats can be used in so many more different ways.
1. Use rolled oats to thicken soups and gravies instead of corn starch.
2. You can puree oats with water to make oat milk. It is the best option and substitute for milk; especially for people on a vegan diet or allergic to dairy products.
3. It can work as a good binder for patties, tikkis, cutlets etc.
4. It can be added to thicken your fruit smoothies so as to make it even more filling and nutritious.
Oat Granola Bowl
Oats can be relished cold in the mornings with your favourite fruit and nut toppings. You can use a variety of toppings to enhance the taste. Throw in a few nuts, fruits or granola and top it off with cinnamon powder and honey. Here is my quick and easy recipe – Overnight Oats Breakfast Bowl
Oat Cookies – An easy Diwali recipe to make during the festive season. Click here to view the #CookwithSweetannu recipe.
Healthy Breakfast Granola – It is a healthy version of the regular sugary granola. You can make healthy Granola using oats, ghee, nuts, cardamom powder and honey.
Peanut butter cookies – A post-workout treat to dunk in a glass of cold skimmed milk. This peanut butter protein cookie recipe is a creation of my sister Farzeen.
Oats Upma – Have you tried to make a Vegetable Oats Upma for morning breakfast? It is light on the tummy, easy to cook, and delicious to eat.
For strong, healthy, and nutritious food simply add Oats The Superfood to your regular diet. Do it now!! Thank me later!! This post is a part of My Friend Alexa Season 5 with Blogchatter. You can also read my previous post – Improve your Quality of LIfe.
I generally make oats and milk like a porridge fo breakfast. Must try the oats upma!
Thanks for sharing these amazing recipes. I sure ook forward to implementing some of these in my daily diet.
Such a nice and healthy post. We do need to take care of our diest in these tough times when life is not normal and we are not going about doing the physical activities wenormally would do.
A great start to the day with a good diet will aleays goa long way
Cant agree more. We can create so many recipeswith Oats. Its a staple at my place for breakfast. I often make Oats Upma and also Oats Pancakes/Chilaas. They are my go to option for busy week nights.
Oats is really healthy and can offer a lot of variety, I really like oats upma and cookies. Thanks to this post, now I have other new recipes to try with oats
Oh I love oats but always had it with water and milk and a few nuts and some sugar. Let me try it this way though I don’t like mixing fruits in it. I’ll try the others.
I love the look of the Oats granola bowl but I would much prefer the Oats upma.I am lactose intolerant and can never have milk. Will be following your oats upma suggestion
Oats have some great benefits for our health and I make oats khichdi often for my kids. N I like the masala oats for self.
Indeed oats offer lots of great health benefits. At my place overnight oats is favorite of all. Will try oats upma too. Looking interesting to me.
Noor Anand Chawla
I am a huge fan of oats, for their health benefits and their yummy taste! Thanks for sharing this informative post!
Absolutely true Oats has many benefits and the best filler in the quickest hour. I used to Oats upma, tikki, khichdi and cheela, I am definitely going to check your oats snack recipe.
I love banana and oats with some fried fruits in the morning. It’s kind of a habit at my home. Also keep making, pancakes and smoothies with it. Loved your recipes.
I have big pack of Oats and my kids are not having it, shall try one of the recipe from this post to give them a healthy breakfast.
I don’t like oats but use them extensively in cookies, dosas and porridges, etc. They’re quite versatile and a good way to stay full for a long time.
Awesome post! I love having oats upma for breakfast & my son loves it sweet. I didn’t know we can use oats in so many ways, oat milk is new for me. I have tried making oats cookies as well and those turned out really well.