National Oatmeal Month


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January is National Oatmeal month. Oats are a great source of healthy complex carbs! They’re full of fiber, which makes them an excellent filling breakfast choice. Oats offer several health benefits-

  • Oats help lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol to reduce risk of heart disease
  • Oats keep you full longer which helps control appetite and weight
  • Oats reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes since the soluble fiber helps control blood sugar levels
  •  Oats are higher in protein and healthy fats, and lower in carbohydrates than other whole grains
  • Oats contain 20 unique polyphenols that have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

Oats are most commonly enjoyed hot for breakfast but can also be used in other dishes. Try topping your yogurt with a spoonful of oats, adding them to a smoothie, or using ground oats in place of bread crumbs in recipes, such as meatloaf or to coat chicken. Here are a few recipes using oats-

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal-

Apple Pear Oatmeal Smoothie-

Overnight Oats (7 Ways)-

Flourless Banana Blender Muffins-

Oatmeal Parmesan Crusted Chicken-


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