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Postby dietcoke » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:12 pm

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?
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Postby shelbel » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:20 pm

Oats as in porridge right??

Sweetner maybe? Or some sultanas, or chopped dried apricots and peach, oh yum!
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Postby dietcoke » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:34 pm

ooh sultanas. That's a good idea. Maybe a tbsp or so...good idea

Thanks!
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Postby madeline » Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:26 am

I'd go 2 teaspoons of brown sugar, which works out to be around 120kj or 30 calories. Mix it in well, in a small bowl with the oats and skim milk.

By comparison a medium peach is 198kj, and a tablespoon of sultanas is 201kj.

Sometimes sugar is actually the better option. That being said, you're right about the honey... a tablespoon is 330kj.
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Postby Jannie » Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:55 am

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.

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Postby isolde » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:52 pm

Hey all,

I actually really love raw oats.. I have them on yoghurt with fruit for breakfast and sometime mix them with seeds like sunflower.linseed or pumpkin seeds..

They are great if you want to make a healthy fruit crumble because if you mix them with a little dried coconut they make the greatest topping when baked..

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Postby milkyway » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:23 pm

I lurve oats in Anzac bickies :P
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:25 pm

i only like biscuits- especially anzac if theyre crunchy. i dont like soft bikkies
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:46 pm

yeah Im the same kate! I hate soft or chewy biscuits....gotta be crunchy :D
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Postby Pipsi » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:14 pm

Hey diet coke

I always put honey on my oats - its full of natural sugar and is a natural antibiotic so I incorporate it into my diet.

The other suggestions here are all fantastic too so maybe vary it? As long as you don't eat a cupful of honey it really isn't bad for you! One tablespoon or even a bit less would be perfect :)

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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:01 pm

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!
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Postby A_Corner_Of_The_Earth » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:19 pm

Playboy_bunny wrote:yeah Im the same kate! I hate soft or chewy biscuits....gotta be crunchy :D


OMG I love soft chewy warm biscuits mmmmmmmm yummmmmmmm :lol: :lol: :lol: Think subway biscuits. It's been 2 years since I last ate one. If I did I wouldn't be able to stop at one.


As to the oats question - I actually asked the same question months back as I wanted to cut down sugar intake as well. Now I have my porridge with vanilla essence and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yummy.
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