One of my very weird food cravings is old-fashioned oatmeal. Who else but a dietitian would have such a healthy food craving. Oatmeal is actually a comfort food for me; especially, on cold winter days. It reminds me of childhood when my mother would make a bowl of oatmeal before school. I would sit in front of the television watching Captain Kangaroo while eating my bowl of oatmeal.
In addition, I love the feel of the warm texture and flavor of oatmeal. Again, I love, love, love the texture of oatmeal. Furthermore, oatmeal is so easy and fast to prepare. Place 1/2 cup rolled oats and 1 cup water in a large mug and microwave for 1-2 minutes. Then, I usually stir in skim milk and a touch of brown sugar or honey. Now, it is ready to eat.
What is oatmeal? Oatmeal is ground oat groats.
What are the health benefits? Oatmeal has a high soluble fiber content which helps lower cholesterol. Oatmeal is also sodium free.
What is the difference between rolled oats and steel-cut oats?
- Rolled oats are oats that have been steamed and rolled flat.
- Steel-cut oats are oats that have been sliced into small pieces. They take much longer to cook and have a nutty robust flavor.
- Instant oatmeal has added sugars and is high in sodium.
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