Friday, January 24, 2014

Oats Porridge | Oats Porridge with Fruits & Nuts

Oats porridge…I know all of you will ask, what is so special about oats porridge other than the fact that it is easy to make, healthy & is a low calorie food. Even my son asked me “what is there to post for oats porridge” while arranging for the photo shoot.  But its simplicity is its biggest plus as it helps when we are bored of cooking,  have no time for cooking, or want to have something light, like to fast for few days J and so many. Also I thought I could share some information on oats porridge.

All weight watchers think that including oats in the regular diet will help keeping weight under control. The oats porridge can be prepared with buttermilk and a pinch of salt for better results or if you  want to add milk, skimmed milk should be added but sugar should be avoided.

For diabetics, oats porridge should not be prepared watery if it is for the main course. The quantity of oats has to be increased accordingly and prepared in thicker consistency. Added fruits should also be selected accordingly.


Above all, the clicks have come out well, so I don’t want to miss them …to exhibit my photography skills J.


You can also follow the cooking instructions given on the top cover but I followed the method below.

Ingredients:
  • Oats – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Honey – 1 to 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Fruits & Nuts as required.




Method:
  1. Boil water in a sauce pan. Add quick oats to boiling water and stir continuously.
  2. When the oats is cooked, add milk and cook till it reaches porridge consistency.
  3. Remove from fire and serve with fruits and nuts of your choice.

Your healthy oats porridge is ready to serve!


Today I have served Oats Porridge with cut strawberries, kiwi and walnuts. I didn’t even add honey | any other ingredients for sweet taste because I felt that the sugar in the fruits is enough and no one could find out it is missed.

Note:
  • You can add honey | sugar after removing porridge from fire.

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