Product Type: Quaker Snacks
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Oats glorious oats!
Member Name: ninacolada86
Advantages: Taste good, and feel good!
I love oats and find it to be the perfect start to a day out, it keeps you feeling full longer then toast and jam ever could, and dosnt contain the cholesterol that eggs and sausage do.
Oats are one of the healthiest things to eat in the morning. Not only because they are the only cereal that has protein, but also due to its cholesterol-lowering properties.
Oats also contain more fiber than any other cereal, this causes slower digestion and an extended sensation of fullness.
ABOUT QUAKER OATS
Contrary to popular belief Quaker oats are not run by Quakers. In fact they have absolutely nothing to do with them, they merely try to imply that they adhere to the same values that the Quakers do, -- integrity, honesty, purity --.
I'm not sure about all three but they do hold true to the purity part, these oats contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives! A 1kg box will cost you between £1.30 to £1.60 from most supermarkets.
HOW TO USE THEM.
You can use oats for so many things besides porridge, I love making flapjacks, cocoa balls or oatmeal cookies.
Making porridge is the simplest thing to make, basically it is one part oats to two parts liquid. You can use either milk or water, or even mix the two.
Oats cook very fast so you need to be quick and don't stop stirring.
Poor half the liquid in a saucepan and heat it up, add the oats, and stir. As it thickens add the remaining liquid and any sweetener you like.
Cinnamon and raisins are another nice addition to this meal.
Serve piping hot with a dot of butter and cinnamon!
This is a great snack to make with kids, there are no real amounts its just go with the flow! Mix butter with sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl. You can start off with about 250gr butter and then as much sugar and cocoa as you prefer. When it is stirred then add some flavoring that you like, I have tried vanilla, rum and coffee. My favorite is rum and vanilla!
If you like add raisins, then add enough oats to make the dough firm and malleable. Now roll the dough into balls, place them on a plate, sprinkle coconut on top and stick them in the freezer.
Serve cold preferably frozen.
This is my secret tip, that I am going to share with you now.
Oats act as a great moisturizer and exfoliater, they are a cheap and very effective facewash!
Simply place a few oats in a bowl, add enough water to moisten them and let them soak for about 30 sec (depends on the type of oat, thick rolled oats can soak longer) . Basically you want them to be wet but still have enough "roughness" to use as an exfoliate.
Now put some in your hands and rub them on your face, continue till your whole face has been scrubbed and then rinse off.
Your face will feel milky smooth, and trust me you wont regret it!
Summary: A inexpensive and healthy food staple.