I've recently started eating oats. Not a HUGE fan but am a big believer in the whole "fake it 'til you make it" menality - where I eat healthy things that I don't really like and pretend I like them 'til I actually do.
Aaaaaaaaaaaanyhoo, I've been having oats for breakfast (and sometimes at night if I can't sleep) but I've been having honey on them. Honey is supposed to be good for helping you sleep (or so I've heard) but is basically just sugar right? So my question is...
What is a good low-cal, easily accessable topping for my oats?
I cook 1/3 cup of oats with 4 chopped dried apricots and 1 tblspoon sultanas (or some chopped fresh apple if I have no apricots). I don't add sugar as such, but I usually mix it after cooking with a small amount of no-fat fruit yoghurt or orange juice. True, you are getting sugar, but at least it has some nutrients with it.
I find this comes to about 340 calories using apricots, sultanas and 100ml yoghurt (less if you use artificially sweetened yoghurt), but is very filling and a great start to the day.
Isolde - ooh yum, raw oats on yoghurt sounds absolutely delish! I'll definitely have to give that one a go!!!
Before I went on the Candida diet I used to put some pie apricot/apple/peach in with my oats in the microwave, and then once they were out I'd stir the Perfecto Italiano Mixed Berries Ricotta Cheese in with it too Delish! Dried fruit is also good (sultanas, dates, apricots), but I love it just with hot soy milk!