The simple Oats …. a healthy breakfast

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, to keep your mind and body fit throughout the day.
My hubby is so used to having a bowl of oats with milk and nuts every morning as he leaves home by 7am. I find that bland so prefer a toast and egg or any other south indian breakfast on a regular weekday.
But during pregnancy I was suggested by a friend to try oats. I was told that Oats is one cereal that is a natural source of carbs and also has high fibre content. This would aid to fight constipation that is common problem during pregnancy and post birth.

So I took the suggestion seriously and switched to oatmeal . I would top it with fruits or nuts and a little bit of honey to make it more appetising. So here I was getting wholesome nutrition–The Oats with all its benefits, calcium from milk and off course the goodness of fruits and nuts .
I continued this post birth as well, with a slight variation in timings. Instead of having it as the 8-9am breakfast, I had it as a snack around 11am after breakfast.
This routine and extra snack has assisted me in lactation, improved my metabolism, helped keep my weight in control and provided me with the energy that is so much required post birth.
After 5 years now I continue the practice of having Oatmeal for breakfast as often as possible, more for the health benefits but with weekends I give in to the pleasures of relishing idlis and dosas dunked in sambar or chutney :)
Quaker and Saffola have come up with up flavoured versions just to suit the Indian palate, so go ahead and give it a try to experience a healthier and lightier YOU !!
To know more benefits of Oats from the Whole Grains Council click the below link
Whole Grains Council

Image Source: Quaker Oatmeal

About reks

Rekha is a Marketing Manager based out of Bangalore and is a mommy to two kids. She is a busy mom who loves sharing her experiences with other mommies here. She is the cofounder of mommyswall.
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5 Responses to The simple Oats …. a healthy breakfast

  1. reks says:

    Yes Jaish the Quaker oats cover has a few recipes on it. Not sure about other brands. I have tried making oats upma and idlis with the plain oats. The idlis turned out soft and tasty. I’ve gotten used to having it now and so has Aby. He likes it simply cooked with milk and topped with raisins.

  2. Jaishri says:

    Im trying to adapt to oats but then i dont like me so I prefer oats upma, I heard you can make idly and dosa using oats, is it?

  3. shreya says:

    I hv never ate oats….i wil surely try ….n 1 req i hv read so many articles on internet to make ur baby schedule is tht possible…..i mean i hvnt try bt i would like to do tht….cn u pls write a post on it….it wil b very helpful

    • reks says:

      Tx Shreya, glad u found this post useful. Do try it and let us know your opinion. Yes it is possible to set a routine for your baby, a comfortable one that is relaxing for both of you. There is no such hard and fast rules that you must follow, but I will surely post one for you. Take care

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