Product Type: Quaker Breakfast
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Oatso Simple ~ It's so simple !
Quaker Oatso Simple Golden Syrup
Member Name: elliesmom2010
Quaker Oatso Simple Golden Syrup
Advantages: Quick, convenient, healthy and tasty.
Oatso Simple ~ Golden Syrup
My hubby and I spend half of our life out in Spain and half here in the Uk and the Spanish health system requires that you go and have a complete health check up every 6 months. All this entails is a quick blood test from which they can detect pretty much anything and rectify any underlying problems very quickly as they are spotted almost immediately. Two weeks after the blood has been taken you return to the doctors (Salud) for your results.
Anyway just over a year ago both my husband and myself were given our results as normal and were amazed to find that we both had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. My husband, his results being higher than mine, was treated with tablets that he now has to take for the rest of his life but my results, being quite a bit lower and just over the border line could be rectified with exercise and diet.
Of course as soon as we got home we were straight on the net to find the correct foods to have to help combat high cholesterol and it gives you various ideas such as oily fish, plenty of fruits and veg, certain fats such as those found in Flora Pro-Active etc, etc. Also one thing that struck me as being a bit strange and not something that I was aware of and that was Porridge or oats in general, are extremely good for high cholesterol and I don't think that it is something that too many people would be aware of. So consequently this was the start of my healthy eating regime and Oatso Simple is now a regular part of that diet.
I find the easiest way to have my porridge in the mornings is by having the little sachet version as I get just the right amount for me and its so convenient to just pour out of the pack in the correct amount already. It is obviously cheaper to buy in the large box but the sachets are just so convenient. I like the Golden Syrup version as it gives just the right amount of sweetness and by adding just 180ml of semi skimmed milk it give a calorific value of only 216cals which is not at all bad for a breakfast.
To prepare it all you need to do is pop it into the microwave for just 2 minutes and stir when you take it out and ..... job done ! Or if you prefer it can be heated through on the hob, but I myself prefer the speed and ease of the microwave.
It is tasty and creamy with just the right amount of sweetness and is warm and very filling. If however I am particularly hungry on a morning I will just add some extra fruit to top it up making it even more nutritious as I am also adding to my 5 a day. I particularly like sliced banana for this and it fills you up so well that you really don't feel at all hungry again until lunch time.
Nutrition:- Each 36g sachet when served with 180ml of semi-skimmed milk will give you,
* Calories = 216
* Saturated Fat = 2.3g
* Sugar = 16.4g
* Salt = 0.2g
This food is a highly nutritious source of protein, carbohydrates and vitamin B, and you can also buy this in organic and gluten free options too.
It retails at almost all supermarkets for around £1.99 for a box of 10 sachets but at most places if you shop around you can generally find them on offer for £3.00 if you buy 2 boxes, which I usually do.
I would recommend this breakfast meal, not just for its health benefits, but also as a tasty, warming and filling breakfast especially on these cold and wintry days, its lovely to have something warm and filling inside you, to see you through till lunch time.
Why not try it yourself and see !
Thank you for reading !
Summary: A quick, easy and very tasty breakfast ~ 5/5
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