20 Aug 2019
Oats for weight loss: Five healthy ways to prepare oats
Oats are one of the world's favorite breakfast options, not for no reason.
A highly nutritious, gluten-free whole grain, filled with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, oats are known for their various health-boosting benefits.
What's more? They are easy to make, delicious, and amazingly versatile.
Here are five healthy ways in which you can use oats while preparing your dishes.
Oats Upma: A top choice for breakfast
Wash oats and keep aside.
Next, heat some oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, peanuts, chana dal and asafoetida(hing) to it.
Once the dal has turned brown, add onions, veggies and green chilies. Cook until the veggies soften.
Add the washed oats and add some salt to it. Cook for 7-8 minutes. Serve with coriander leaves and lemon juice.
Oats Kheer: Sweet, delicious, and nutritious
Roast oats in a pan for 5-6 minutes and then set aside.
In the same pan, add milk, cardamom, a dash of saffron, sugar, almond, cashews, and raisins.
Let it boil for around five minutes. Then add oats to the milk and again boil it for some time until the mixture thickens.
Finally, add fruits and nuts of your choice to the Kheer.
Oats Parantha: Your favorite paranthas with the goodness of oats
Another way to get the goodness of oats is to use them to prepare your favorite paranthas.
Grind oats into a fine powder, using a grinder.
Next, add oats flour, wheat flour, turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt, and ajwain in a bowl. Knead this mixture well with warm water to make the dough. Rest this dough for about 15-20 minutes.
Prepare paranthas and serve hot.
Oat cookies: Mouth-watering cookies with the nutritional value of oats
Preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix three tablespoons butter, one egg, half-a-cup brown sugar, three tablespoons honey, and 2 tablespoon water in a bowl.
Then add about 1/2 cup oats to this mixture along with 1/2 cup flour, and a pinch of salt and baking soda each
Put this mixture on the cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes.
Oats omelette: Good-old omelette with the twist of oats
You can also add oats to your regular egg omelet to reap its benefits.
Mix together oats flour, salt, turmeric, chilly powder, and pepper powder in a bowl.
Now beat some eggs in this mixture. Then add onions, capsicum, green chilies, tomato, and coriander leaves to the batter.
Next, heat some oil in a pan and pour this mixture.
Cook the omelet. Serve hot.
Oats: Nutritional value
Oats are highly nutritious whole grain food. A 100 grams serving of raw oats have around 390 calories, 17g protein, 66g carbohydrates, 10g fiber, and 7g fat. It also contains other important nutrients such as manganese, zinc, copper, iron, magnesium, and Vitamin B1.