I love starting my day with a bowl of oats. When combined with a protein source and some healthy fats, it keeps me full for at least 4 hours. Plus, there is SO MUCH scope for creativity with this diverse cereal – with hundreds of delicious ways to prepare it. Why not start your day with an indulgent breakfast that tastes like dessert?
Benefits of oats
Oats are certainly among the healthiest grains, packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and anti-oxidants. There are tons of evidence-based benefits to regularly including oats in your diet. These benefits are partly related to the high soluble fiber content of the grain and include:
- Keeping you fuller for longer, this helping to limit unnecessary snacking
- Healthy weight management and weight loss
- Blood sugar control (especially useful for diabetes management)
- Promoting heart health by lowering LDL and total cholesterol levels
- Promoting increased growth of the good bacteria in the gut (linked to many other benefits)
- Promoting healthy digestion & relieving constipation
So here are my favourite nourishing oat recipes. These recipes are low in added sugar, and contain some healthy fats + protein sources to make for a balanced meal. They are all portion controlled to support healthy weight management, but feel free to increase portion sizes to support your unique needs.
A decadently delicious way to eat your oats! If you are like me, and chocolate makes you happy, then this recipe is going to rock your world.
A nourishing bowl of oats sweetened naturally with applesauce, cinnamon and raisins. This high fiber breakfast will satisfy your hunger and keep you full for longer.
Creamy & comforting oats bowl with peanut butter and banana. This high fiber, protein-filled breakfast will satisfy your hunger and keep you going!
Dessert for breakfast, anyone? Start your day the right way with this quick and easy nutritious breakfast, a great way to sneak some extra veg into your diet.
A healthy high fiber breakfast that tastes like Easter! You only need 4 simple main ingredients: oats, cinnamon, cloves and raisins. Serve with milk and decorate with fruit / nuts (optional).
A healthy breakfast so delicious that it can pass for a dessert! Packed with fiber and fruity goodness, these pancakes are moist, spongy, sweet and super satisfying.