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Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS 1 cup water
½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen, thawed
1 tablespoon toasted chopped pecans
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup Directions

Oatmeal can help you lose weight in two ways. First, it’s packed with fiber and it keeps you feeling fuller longer. Second, a recent study in the reported that eating a breakfast made with “slow-release” carbohydrates—such as oatmeal or bran cereal—3 hours before you exercise may help you burn more fat. How? Eating “slow-release” carbohydrates doesn’t spike blood sugar as high as eating refined carbohydrates (think: white toast). In turn, insulin levels don’t spike as high. Because insulin plays a role in signaling your body to store fat, having lower blood sugar levels may help you burn fat.Bring water and salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Top with blueberries, yogurt, pecans and syrup.

  • Overnight oats variation: Combine ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats with ½ cup water and a pinch of salt in a jar or bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add toppings. Eat cold or heat up. Makes about 1 cup.
  • Steel-cut oats variation: Bring 1 cup water and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Add ⅓ cup steel-cut oats, reduce heat to a bare simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 2 to 3 minutes. Add toppings. Makes about 1 cup.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

  • Serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 291 calories; 8 g fat(1 g sat); 6 g fiber; 49 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 27 mcg folate; 1 mg cholesterol; 18 g sugars; 9 g added sugars; 45 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 61 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 165 mg sodium; 298 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3½

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