Although oatmeal cookies are always a favorite, I try to incorporate this powerful grain into many other every day food. Have you tried substituting oatmeal for breadcrumbs in your meatloaf recipe? How about pulsing it twice on high in the food processor and using it as an extra crunchy coating for baked or grilled meat, chicken or fish? It’s more nutritious than Penco crumbs and adds an interesting nutty flavor.
The nutrient contributions of oatmeal cannot be ignored. A bowl in the morning provides a substantial amount of the daily requirement of Omega-3 fatty acids. Just ½ cup dry uncooked oatmeal provides 150 calories, 3 grams fat, 27 grams complex carbohydrate, 4 grams fiber, 6 grams of protein, and best of all no cholesterol or sodium. No wonder oatmeal is good for heart and arterial health, lowering cholesterol, and helping to prevent hypertension related strokes.
For a delicious Breakfast Shake try the recipe on page 5 of Flavorful Fortified Food - Recipes to Enrich Life. For a substantial stick-to-your-ribs breakfast, try the Dairy-free Super Cereal on page 34, or the Enriched Cereal on page 35. Bon' appetite!