Plain old fashioned oats simply tastes like crap, so let's find some creative ways to make them taste a little better!
by FullSpike Research Team
The taste of plain old fashioned oats
By itself, it's a sad breakfast. Plain, raw oatmeal is often overlooked in the grocery store, and for good reason. Hopefully, we can shed some good light on them. For starters, regular oatmeal, or old fashioned style oats, is better for you, and a much better value than the sugar-loaded, flavored oatmeal that comes in a pack. We're talking about the basic 100% whole grain oatmeal that typically comes in a plain large can. Before jumping into recipes, lets see what the nutrition facts are on our oatmeal sample.
Oatmeal Nutrition Facts
There are lots of variations of oatmeal out there, so yours may vary slightly.
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup (40g dry)
Servings Per Container: About 30
Calories from Fat: 25
Total Fat: 2.5g (4%)
Saturated Fat: 0.5g (3%)
Trans Fat: 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
Total Carbohydrate: 27g (9%)
Dietary Fiber: 4g (16%)
Soluble Fiber: 2g
Insoluble Fiber: 2g
Vitamin A: 0%
Vitamin C: 0%
This may not be the ideal solution for you, but I have experimented with lots of oatmeal options in my Bodybuilding Diet, and these are the best 2 methods in terms of keeping the sugar and saturated fat low, while still improving the flavor. Protein averages out to 5-10 grams, depending on how much you consume in one sitting. I eat larger portions than most people, so I kept the recipe to the recommended serving size on the label for this article. Okay, carb up!
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