Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but eating eggs and toast can get boring after a while. Oatmeal is a great breakfast option that can appease everyone’s tastes. Making a topping bar provides more variety for everyone, and makes sure that everyone can have the tastes they enjoy the most. Oatmeal can be quick and easy to make, even if you use the old fashioned oats. Oatmeal has a slew of health benefits and is packed full of great nutrients that you body requires. In fact, instant oatmeal may not be as beneficial to your well being as the old fashioned oats. So, strive to use old fashioned oats when you are making your oatmeal.
Start your day off right and eat a bowl of oatmeal so you can be energized and strong all day long. Oatmeal contains a slew of nutrients that your body can benefit from. Oatmeal is known to contain fiber, complex carbohydrates, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and B vitamins. In fact, oatmeal contains more B vitamins than any other porridge. Eating oatmeal daily has been known to lower blood cholesterol. Oatmeal can lower your blood pressure because of its high fiber content. Athletes such as, weight trainers eat oatmeal because of its high complex carbohydrates content and fiber. The combination of complex carbohydrates and fiber encourages the body to digest foods slowly and stabilizes your blood glucose levels. People who suffer from type 2 diabetes can benefit from eating oatmeal daily because oatmeal contains beta-gulcan. Beta-gulcan has been proven to stabilize the blood glucose levels. People who suffer from type 2 diabetes that eat oatmeal have lower rises in blood glucose levels.
Oatmeal is a simple, filling meal that can provide you with many healthy benefits. Oatmeal does not have to be eaten only during breakfast, you can enjoy oatmeal throughout the day and still enjoy all of nutrients it provides. The ingredients to make oatmeal include, one cup old-fashioned oatmeal, 2 1/3 cups of water, a pinch of salt, 1/3 cup of milk. Before you start cooking your oatmeal you should set-up the toppings bar. Here are some basic toppings that will satisfy everyone’s tastes, such as, one medium apple coarsely grated, one teaspoon organic maple syrup, one sliced banana, one teaspoon organic honey, 1/4 cup organic granola,two tablespoons chopped dried fruit, such as, apricots, raisins, and dates, dried coconut, and chopped nuts. You can try additional toppings, such as, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cheese, bacon, ham, quinoa, ginger, and flax seed. Decide if you like a sweet breakfast or a savory breakfast. If you prefer a sweeter breakfast then you should try dried fruits and honey as toppings. If you prefer a more savory breakfast try adding ham and cheese to your oatmeal. The options are endless when thinking about your topping bar.
To begin making this delicious oatmeal, bring 2 1/3 cups of water to a boil. Next, add a pinch of salt and the cup of oats to the water. Allow your oatmeal to come to a boil and stir frequently so it will not stick to the bottom on the pan. Stir in 1/3 cup of milk to your oatmeal. Allow your oatmeal to cook to the consistency that you like the best. Oatmeal can be soupy and thin or it can be thick and almost paste like. Most people tend to like the consistency of their oatmeal somewhere in between those two extremes. Once the consistency of your oatmeal is perfect for you, pour or scoop your oatmeal into a bowl.
Oatmeal has been a staple for many people across the world for years. This is especially true for those who live on farms because it is easy to make and inexpensive. No matter what your tastes include, oatmeal has something that will suit your needs. Try different toppings for different tastes and more variety. For more health benefits, try to mix in toppings that have tons of healthy benefits by their selves. Depending on what you add to your oatmeal, it can be transformed into a staple meal that has everything you need to be healthy and fit. Have an oatmeal with toppings bar breakfast every week for your family. Sit small bowls of toppings out and let everyone customize their own oatmeal.