Oats, though not native to India, are a cereal grain dating back to 2000 B.C! Today, you strive to find a quick way to get strength and energy to carry you through your hectic schedule. A steaming bowl of freshly cooked oatmeal seems to be the best bet. But that's not all. Oats can be deliciously incorporated into a lot of recipes - and not just for breakfast!
Oats, known scientifically as Avena Sativa, gain part of their distinctive flavor from the roasting process they undergo after being harvested and cleaned. Although oats are then hulled, this process does not strip away their bran and germ. This allows them to retain a concentrated source of their fiber and nutrients. That's exactly how they contribute to a lot of health benefits!
The Many Health Benefits Of Oats
Lower cholesterol levels
Reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
Enhance immune response to infection
Stabilize blood sugar and substantially lower type 2 diabetes risk
Protect against breast cancer
Protect against childhood asthma
Well-tolerated wheat alternative for children and adults with celiac disease
Delicious Oats Recipes For You and Your Kids
Peaches and Overnight Oats
When you need a quick-fix solution in your morning rush hours, prepare a little in advance. Check out this bowlful of healthy oats with all the real ingredients- without any cooking!
Make this instant, yummy breakfast dish and give a healthy kick-start to your day. Plain white idlis can be quite boring for your kids. Try making your idlis colourful by adding vegetables like beetroot to them.
Overnight oats recipes are a hit among working moms as it helps them fulfill their family's nutritional needs without putting in too much time and effort. Combine chia seeds with oats and fruits and have a power-packed start to your day.
No oats recipe list can be complete without a porridge recipe! Make a quick, fresh porridge with oats and make it sweet and wholesome by adding fruits and nuts. What else can you ask for breakfast when you have this tempting porridge?
Finally, this Mommy Chef recipe is the quintessential Sunday breakfast - delicious, healthy and filling! Top it with some fresh cilantro and serve it with a dip of your choice. Who knew wadas could also be so wholesome?