When it comes to healthy carbohydrates sources, you may feel like there are not many options. As someone who is strictly watching their blood sugar levels, you may be very restricted regarding what you can and can not eat for breakfast while on an eating plan to lower your body weight as well as your blood sugar.
The good news? One carbohydrate – oatmeal – is highly versatile. This single carb is an excellent source of fiber, contains no sugar, and is loaded with long-lasting energy.
Here is how to use oatmeal …
1. Traditional Oatmeal. Nothing warms you up like a bowl of good old-fashioned oats. Traditional oatmeal – cooked with water or almond milk is an excellent breakfast any time of the week.
Use it regularly to fill you while keeping your calorie count down.
Cold Oats. Alternately, if you are someone who has a high-calorie intake but does not want all the sugar that comes with regular breakfast cereals, try serving your oats cold. Just pour some almond milk over raw oats and add in some fresh nuts or nut butter.
Let the bowl sit for five minutes, and the oats will absorb some of the liquid, and you will have a delicious breakfast on the go.
3. In Burgers And Meatloaf. If you are a burger fan but have stayed away from them because of all the unwanted ingredients in these recipes, take note: you can eat a burger and feel right about it.
Simply swap out the ground beef for ground turkey or chicken breast and then use oatmeal as a binder. Add your egg and whatever spices you desire, and you will be all set.
4. Blended Into A Smoothie. Consider blending oatmeal into a smoothie. If you do not have time for breakfast in the morning, a fresh fruit protein smoothie can be the perfect way to take in some nutrition.
The only problem? Fruit alone may not sustain you long enough. Oats are a far better idea. Just blend them right into the smoothie, and you will have a more balanced food intake in seconds.
NB. Health experts often recommend people who are gluten sensitive stay away from oats. It has been found steel-cut oats should be fine for most gluten sensitive people. But always watch carefully for any of the typical gluten-sensitive symptoms. If oats cause you any problems, stay away from them in the future.
Keep these ideas in mind and make sure you are starting to use oatmeal as part of your regular diet plan.