EAT THIS: OATS
Oats has to be on the top on my list for favorite carbs. They are super cheap. Super healthy. And they can be mixed with a ton of stuff.
I’ll rattle of a bunch of the benefits of oats, then I’ll share some ways to fit them into your diet.
- Some Benefits of Oats:
- High in fiber
- Good source of protein
- Reduces bad cholesterol
- Reduce type 2 diabetes risk
- Controls blood pressure
- Loads of B1, Magnesium, & Zinc
- Helps with weight loss
- Ton of Iron
- Good Carbs = Good Energy
- Boost immunity
- Good for the heart
- 100% natural
Do not buy the quick, microwave packs of oatmeal
Do not buy the flavored oatmeal
When making oatmeal, do not add sugar!
Calorie & Macro Breakdown (Approx.):
How I get oats into my diet daily:
Protein Shakes: I take a 1/4 cup of dry oats and put them right into the blender with all my other ingredients. Mixes well!
Granola substitute for my yogurt: I eat yogurt often (plain, greek!), and I usually add, some oats, fresh fruit, and a little honey on top
Overnight Oats: You can do a quick google search and find a ton of recipes for overnight oats. Simple. Easy to make. Perfect for grab and go breakfast.
Make oatmeal (duh!): Boil water. Add oats. Done! Maybe add some cinnamon or fruit or peanut butter, or all three. And you have a solid breakfast.
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