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Healthy Oatmeal Recipes – Oatmeal with Fruit

and Nuts

We want to share with you one of our healthy oatmeal recipes. It is topped with fruit and nuts for additional flavor and nutrition.



Oatmeal is well known for its health benefits in lowering cholesterol. It is made of ground oat groats used for making porridge or cooked cereal. It can be steel-cut, ground or rolled oats.

To come up with these varieties of oats, the oat grains are de-husked, heated then cooled.

The groats are milled, cut, rolled etc. to produce the varieties of oats on the market today.

The particles of oatmeal are large and can be added to boiling water or milk without becoming lumpy.

General Information on How to Make Perfect Pot of Oatmeal

You can make a perfect pot of oatmeal if you follow these simple steps:

1. Collect the equipment and ingredients that you need.

2. Measure the correct amount of water or milk and salt into a pot and bring to boil. Be careful not to scorch the milk.

3. Measure the correct amount of cereal.

4. Stir until some thickening takes place, then stop stirring. Too much stirring will make the cereal gummy.

5. Reduce the heat to a slow simmer, cover and cook until desired consistency and doneness are reached.

6. Keep covered until ready to serve to avoid drying.

If you follow these simple steps your healthy oatmeal recipes will turn out perfect every time.

Now, this is how you can make one of our healthy oatmeal recipes …

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 serving

Ingredients:

2 cups fat free organic milk

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon salt (optional)

2 teaspoon brown sugar (optional)

1 cup old fashion rolled oats

½ small apple chopped

2 tablespoons raisins

1 tablespoon sliced almonds



Directions:

Add the ground cinnamon, salt, and brown sugar to the milk and bring to a boil.

Add the rolled oats and reduce the heat.

Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cover and remove from the heat and let stand for a few minutes

Divide the oatmeal mixture into two serving bowls

Top each bowl of oatmeal with some raisins, chopped apple and sliced almonds

Tips: For a lower calorie version replace the milk with water

You can replace the raisins with dates

You can replace the chopped apples with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or banana

You can replace the almonds with walnuts

You can add 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed to increase its heart healthiness

Amount Per Serving:

                                                             % Daily Value*

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Calories:                                                                 440
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Calories from Fat:                                                      65
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Total Fat: 7.04 grams (g)                                         11%
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Saturated Fat: 0.757 grams (g)                                 4%  -----------------------------------------------------------------
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.011 gram (g)
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Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003 gram (g)
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Cholesterol: 5 milligrams (mg)                                   2%
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Sodium: 726 milligrams (mg)                                  30%
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Potassium: 698 milligrams (mg)                               20%
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Total Carbohydrates:  76.555 grams (g)                    26%
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Fiber: 7.715 grams (g)                                            31%
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Sugars: 40.52 grams (g)                         
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Protein: 11.27 grams (g)                                         23%
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Vitamin A:                                                              11%
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Vitamin C:                                                                4%
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Calcium:                                                                38%

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Iron:                                                                      23%

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*Note: Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie intake for adult and children 4 years and older. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Daily Value:

                                Calories        2,000            2,500
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Total Fat                    Less than     65g               80g
 
 Sat Fat                     Less than     20g               25g

Cholesterol                 Less than    300mg           300mg

Sodium                      Less than    2,400mg        2,400mg

Total Carbohydrate                       300g              375mg

 Dietary Fiber                               25g                30g



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