Oats

A steaming bowl of fresh cooked oatmeal is the perfect way to start off your day, especially if you are trying to prevent or are currently dealing with heart disease or diabetes. Oats, oat bran, and oatmeal contain a specific type of fiber known as beta-glucan. Since 1963, study after study has proven the beneficial effects of this special fiber on cholesterol levels. They help remove cholesterol from the digestive system that would otherwise end up in the bloodstream. Starting your day with a bowl of oatmeal may also boost your immune response in addition to your morning energy levels. Furthermore, oats and other whole grains are a rich source of magnesium, a mineral that acts as a co-factor for more than 300 enzymes, including enzymes involved in the body’s use of glucose and insulin secretion.

Banana Nut Crunch Smoothie
Banana Nut Crunch Smoothie Serving Size: 4 glassesCalories per serving: 159Fat per serving: 5.6gms An energy boost, a wake-me-upper or simply a snack to sooth and fill your tummy, this delicious smoothie has all the goodness of natural sugars, calcium and essential vitamins. It's thick and velvety texture along with the crunchy nutty bits is Continue Reading
Oat Walnut Raisin Scones
Auto Draft Serving Size: 8 sconesCalories per serving: 390Fat per serving: 15.2gms My husband decided to bake me some healthy goodies for my birthday and we tested out this recipe for scones as we had made them at home before. With a little tweaking to the sugar content, we managed to come up with a Continue Reading
Chocolate Almond Granola
Chocolate Almond Granola Serving Size: 8Calories per serving: 140Fat per serving: 11.8gms There is nothing like starting your morning with home-baked granola with all the nutrition of seeds and nuts covered in chocolatey oats. I normally add chopped fresh strawberries or bananas and some almond milk to my bowl to give it a cold smooth Continue Reading
Jammin’ Thumbprint Cookies
Jammin’ Thumbprint Cookies Serving Size: 12-16 cookiesCalories per serving: 115Fat per serving: 7.3gms I love these cookies any time of the day, but especially with a hot cup of tea or cocoa in the evenings after a long day at work. I fill them with any flavor of fruit jam to my liking and give Continue Reading
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