Need tips on how to make calorie tasty oatmeal

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Posted: 23 Jul 2013, 04:39
Mary in LA wrote:
Hi, Micki! I think my mother made it up. She was into health food before health food was cool. Smile (It's also possible she learned it from my late grandmother, who could make an amazing meal out of next to nothing.) My mom would advise you that the one essential for fish porridge is to use good-quality tuna -- either chunk light or albacore -- and preferably oil-packed. If water-packed tuna is what you have, a tiny bit of butter or olive oil or your favorite healthy fat will help the flavors blend. Nowadays a lot of canned tuna seems to be nothing but a sort of fish mush, and when my mother couldn't get good canned tuna, she fell back on canned bonito, though IMHO tuna is better. Next time I call home, I'll be sure to ask her about the origin of the recipe!

[Addendum: My mother and her family spent two years in Japan with the U.S. Army, and it's possible that the fish porridge recipe was inspired by a combination of easily available G.I. rations and the traditional Japanese stew called "nabe". I'll definitely ask!]

ah yes, I know Nabe! cool Mary, thanks, I will give it a try and let you know. Thanks for sharing Smile

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Posted: 23 Jul 2013, 13:58
I make 3 "refrigerator" oatmeals at a time.
3 empty plastic containers with lids
In each container put:
1/3 container Greek Lowfat yogurt (peach/berry/vanilla whatever)
1/4 cup dry oatmeal
1/4 cup skim milk
1 small tsp (or less) raspberry all fruit spread (or sugar free)
Mix it up. Put lid on. Eat the next day. (less then 150 cal)
They last me in fridge for about a week. You can add fruit when you get it out to eat. Also I have sprinkled in coconut flakes & crushed almonds. Also used vanilla yogurt and sugar free maple syrup in place of rasp.spreadable fruit. (Another really good combo of this oatmeal-use low fat coconut flavor Greek yogurt-chopped nuts-coconut and if I'm feeling crazy a few semi sweet choc chips)


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Posted: 23 Jul 2013, 18:16
Vanilla Essence I imagine would be good. I personally add Sunflower and Pumpkin Seeds to mine as well as Honey and Almonds but at 815 cals it's not exactly low calorie.

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Posted: 23 Jul 2013, 18:22
The only way to make oatmeal more tasty is to eat waffles... LOL - President, The Fraternal Order of Oatmeal Haters United

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Posted: 23 Jul 2013, 20:32
I was obsessed with this last autumn - canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon. Add a little bit of your choice of milk to make it creamy and yummm!

I also like to make my oats with half of a banana [mashed] and coffee instead of water [drink the water on the side with your breakfast!!]. Add a tbsp of crunchy almond or peanut butter. The banana sweetens and makes it rise, so it looks like you have more oats than you actually put in!

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Posted: 24 Jul 2013, 13:16
I sometimes add vanilla soy milk, or dried fruits, or fresh fruits, or nuts and seeds, or a combination of all these in small quantities. These substances are low in calorie count and healthy too. You can also include spices, grains such as cracked wheat and quinoa, and low fat yogurt, milk, or milk substitutes.
There are plenty of ways to make oat meal or other health food items tasty and delicious. Anyway, if you are interested to know more about healthy eating and staying slim, you can read the 21 days diet book.

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Posted: 24 Jul 2013, 14:38
How about adding a scoop of frozen yogourt? go for low cal

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Posted: 24 Jul 2013, 14:47
when i do make oatmeal (whether steel-cut or rolled), I use honey for the sweetener. I also load the oatmeal up with mixed berries and chopped nuts (your preference; I use almonds or pecans). I've started adding a tablespoon of flaxseed while the oatmeal is cooking or mixing in a tablespoon of chia seeds with fruit and nuts. For added protein (and extra flavor), I like to mix in some strawberry flavored protein powder.

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Posted: 24 Jul 2013, 17:32
I Add Milled Flax Seed to Steel Cut Oats. Along with fruits when I have it. It doesn't make it tasty but it is healthier.
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Posted: 24 Jul 2013, 17:44
My honest opinion? Ditch the low calorie fad and load it up with butter. Razz

Being on a low carb, gluten-free diet though, I just prefer to have eggs and bacon, or a grilled steak, etc. And it works. I lead a lightly active life, and eat low carb high fat and yet, I've managed to lose 12 kilos (26 pounds). Plus, I'm less hungry and don't have cravings anymore.

I've also ditched things like fruit juice (might as well mainline raw sugar), sodas, cordials, etc, almost all processed foods, and just concentrated on eating real, whole foods that are fresh, organic, etc. All meat, eggs and dairy I eat are free range and grass fed, and I grow most of my vegetables.

I feel much better now health wise than I ever did on any other diet.
In February 2013, I weighed my heaviest at 145kg. Now I work on changing that.

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Posted: 25 Jul 2013, 06:41
I make cold oatmeal that is like a parfait. A batch last about 5-6 days.
3c old fashion oats (not cooked)
2c FF Vanilla yogurt
1-2 c frozen fruit
1/2c Juice of choice.
Mix it all up and chill overnight.
It's great in the summer!!
one day at a time!

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Posted: 25 Jul 2013, 09:42
Thank you. Sounds yummy. Smile

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