Health Steps: Rolled Oats

Rolled oats with honey, dried cranberries and fresh banana.

Rolled oats are considered an excellent choice when it comes to a healthy diet. They make for good breakfast food, and can also be eaten as a snack at midday.

As a good source of dietary fibre, iron and thiamine, it is claimed that these oats can help reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the bloodstream. And for those looking to shed some pounds, it’s amazing that rolled oats have been found to be a “natural weight-loss food” because they fill you up and help keep you on your diet plan.

Today I’m sharing a simple way to prepare and enjoy your rolled oats 🙂

This method was “invented” by K and his Mom. As K eats rolled oats everyday, it can become rather unpleasant to swallow after a while. As they say, too much of a good thing isn’t always good. That’s when he and his Mom experimented with new ways to prepare this healthy food.

All you’ve got to do is heat a bowl of rolled oats in the oven. I put it on convention bake at 170-180 degrees C (approximately 338-356 degrees F) for about 5 to 7 minutes.

Once it’s out of the oven, drizzle some honey over the oats. It’s better if you get those honey bottles with a nozzle. Stir the oats and honey. The heat from the oats will melt the honey and some clumps will form.

K eats it “pure”, meaning to say just oats and honey.

But I like fruits (my carbs and natural sugars), so I usually add in whatever yummy fruits I have in the fridge. Featured in the photo above I’ve got dried cranberries and fresh banana.

You can also add in a bit of milk (I use low-fat) if you find it too dry.

With honey and fresh Thai honey mango.

I now eat rolled oats first thing in the morning almost every other day! It’s really not all that hard to take. Another thing I love to do with rolled oats is to make homemade granola, but I’ll save that for another day ^^

Have fun with your healthy eating!

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