Best oatmeal to eat

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Rosalie75

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 13:26
Which oatmeal is the best to eat for low carb, low sugar diet?
messamermom

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 15:09
Oatmeal is pretty high in carbs, 10 net carbs per 1/4 c, uncooked. You can make a fauxmeal which is only 1 net carb. There are also some fauxmeals that include nuts. Just google: fauxmeal low carb nuts and you should come up with a bunch of recipes. Here'e one I use:

Fauxmeal
Makes 1 serving/Net Carb 1

4 tbsp. flax meal
1/2 scoop whey protein
1 tbsp. coconut oil
2/3 cup water

Mix Flax and Whey
Add water, oil, mix well.
Microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds, covered. Let sit a minute or two and it will thicken. Serve with cream.
mummydee

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 15:14
Low carb and oatmeal ? I eat low carb and one serving of oatmeal is my full days allowance of carbs, so I wouldn't say it's a good low carb meal.

But if you're allowing more than me per day (30 gms a day) then I would eat Steel Cut oats, they have the most nutritional value of all. The more processed, the less nutrition.

If you must sweeten it, use berries, lowest carbs there.
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Gilly Fizzy

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 15:38
The beauty of oats is they are full of nutrients.I would never compromise the carbs they have for any substitute!Just cut down the carbs on other things as mummydee says
Hoser

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 17:31
If I remember correctly, steel-cut oats retain just a little bit more fiber than rolled oats. It's probably not a significant difference, though.

Don't eat pre-flavored instant oatmeal packets, as they'll be full of sugar and god only knows what else. Plus, they're kind of yucky.

Here's the ingredients list for one of the flavored Quaker instant oatmeal packages:

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WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, SUGAR, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SALT, CALCIUM CARBONATE, GUAR GUM, CARAMEL COLOR, NIACINAMIDE*, REDUCED IRON, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE*, RIBOFLAVIN*, THIAMIN MONONITRATE*, FOLIC ACID*.


Here's the ingredients list for Quaker original instant oatmeal:

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WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, CALCIUM CARBONATE, SALT, GUAR GUM, CARAMEL COLOR, REDUCED IRON, VITAMIN A PALMITATE.


And here's the ingredients list for Bob's Red Mill steel cut oats:

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whole grain oats


Interestingly, that's also the ingredients list for their instant rolled oats. I know which brand I'd rather buy, although I get my steel-cut oats from the bulk bins at Berkeley Bowl.
mummydee

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 17:56
Not much, true, but in the 'going for health' forum, every little bit helps...
http://www.prevention.com/whats-healthier-steel-cut-oats-or-rolled-oats
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thinner120

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Posted: 01 Sep 2013, 18:57
This is a Zone friendly breakfast, but definitely not ok if you are on the Induction Phase of Atkins, but may be ok for the later phases.The steel cut oats are the healthiest. Cook steel cut oats, sweeten with a couple raisons, and cinnamon. Have them with a slice of Turkey Bacon and an serving of egg white to balance your system. They are carbohydrate,yes, but they are very good and rich in fiber.
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Rosalie75

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Posted: 02 Sep 2013, 15:15
Thank you for your info. I am on a low carb, low sugar to not have my prediabetes turn into diabetes. I did buy the 5 minute steel cut oats, but haven't used it yet. The brand name is McCanns. Did you ever use this kind?
Annie9656

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Posted: 02 Sep 2013, 16:39
I used McCann's but not the 5 -min kind, just the regular. Now I use bulk-buy from Winco and I can't tell the difference. I cook 1 cup dry with 3 3/4 cup water (I like it kind of chewy) 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 cup dried cranberries, then I keep it in the fridge and eat 1/2 cup of this each morning with a teaspoon of margarine and 1/3 cup 1% milk. Easy and tasty. I don't worry about carbs too much if they are the complex kind. The cranberries might be too sugary for you though. If you bring it to a boil and let it sit while you are at work, it mostly cooks itself. Stir and bring it to a boil again when you get home, let it sit a while to complete cooking, and put it in the fridge.



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