Product Type: Quaker Snacks
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Has other oats quaking in their boots!
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Advantages: Easy to make up, taste great and keeps me full for ages!
Disadvantages: None at all, these are excellent on every single level!
My favourite meal of the day until recently has always been breakfast. Lately though due to not feeling very well and it taking my appetite away a bit I have been skipping breakfast. I've lost 8lbs in weight very quickly due to ill health which I have to watch as I suffer with an eating disorder, also I have problems with having potassium and iron deficiency's and m.e so I need a good source of energy and if I don't have breakfast then I pick all day long at food making me feel worse!
The other day I went into my kitchen cupboard for something to eat and I stumbled across a box of Asda's own oats that I mixed up with milk, popped in the microwave and added a little golden syrup to. It was a lovely, warming evening snack that really filled me up and gave me some central heating in bed whilst watching a movie and I knew next time I was out that I'd be getting some more asap! I bought these Quaker oats in my local Poundland store for of course a pound though if you can't get a 750g box for what I paid for them then they are available in all good supermarkets (in different sizes) and this box is around the £1.49 mark which is still excellent value in my opinion!
The oats come in a box and on the front of that box there is a field scene on there with a man walking through it and we are told that they are Quaker Oats '100% Wholegrain Rolled Oats' the size is stated as is an at a glance nutritional chat and we are told that 'Oats are one of the natural ways to help lower cholesterol, as part as a varied and balanced diet low in saturated fat and a healthy lifestyle'. Other information listed on the box includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients, allergy advice, cooking instructions and a full nutritional chart are given as well as contact details for the manufacturer. Inside the box the oats are loose and not bagged and there is a section to the side of the box that you can open to pour them out of. Its nice enough and informative packaging this and of course the box is recyclable too!
Cream with brown bits of colour dotted on them, they are small thin flakes and to make them up into a porridge you can either mix up 40g of the oats with 300ml of either water or milk and boil it and then allow it to simmer on the hob for about 5 minutes though you can also microwave it (amounts on how much water/milk you use vary depending on portion size doing it this way) for between 4-6 minutes. I have cooked this up either way personally though I prefer to do it in the microwave because I get less washing up!
I have also had it made with water, milk and half and half and personally I prefer this stuff made up with milk because I get a creamier texture, again though you can use skimmed, semi or full fat milk. Its great to know that you can still have a decent breakfast even though you've gone to your fridge and there is no milk available though!
Its easy to blend up, you end up with a rather smooth paste, which is porridge so its drippy and this is simply great. It tastes of oats and thats it cos theres nothing else added of course. It is naturally a little salty but you can add sugar, honey (or as I do as a treat!) a little golden syrup. Its tasty, its tangy, there are not any hard bits in it at all and it is wonderfully filling and body warming. If I eat a portion of this in the morning I find I don't need to eat for hours and that it keeps my energy levels up till lunchtime with ease! I don't know if it lowers cholesterol but I have no issues with mine to be fair anyway.
I love this high quality porridge, its tastes wonderful and to me is an essential part of my eating for winter!
Nutritional Information Per 40g Serving (No Milk):
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
Summary: Lovely, I adore my new breakfast now!