While we are sure to remember different holidays like Halloween’s Day and Thanksgiving Day but did you know that there is a day reserved for healthy eating?
Yes, we are talking about National Oatmeal Day, and it happens to be a day that comes right this month. While it may seem a little less colorful than the other festivals but its definitely a lot healthier. So, in honor of the day of healthy eating, we have compiled you a list of some of the best oatmeal recipes that you can make a part of your diet.
- The 5-minute recipe:
Let’s begin with one of the most straightforward methods available that can be made within 5 minutes. Yes, you read it right. A 5-minute recipe with the simplest of ingredients, You will need:
- Half a cup of rolled oats
- Two cups of unsweetened almond milk
- A medium based banana
- Half a teaspoon each of cinnamon and vanilla extract
- A slight pinch of salt
Get all these ingredients together into a small saucepan and turn up the heat to medium. Bring this to boil and then turn the heat again to low or medium. While you do this, make sure to stir the oats continuously. Do this for 3-5 minutes until the oats thicken. Serve instantly once you remove it from the heat. How about getting a good set of food containers for preparing your food? Mychoice.co.uk is offering up to 60% off on food containers.
- The autumn salad:
This is one of those convenience foods that are perfect for autumns and winters. Comprising of oats and leafy greens, the mixture presents a great texture, which is sure to satisfy your hunger pangs. You will need:
- Half a cup of jumbo oats
- Half a cup of walnuts
- A small dash of olive oil
- Egg white lightly beat
- Half a cup each of kale and savoy cabbage
- Two tablespoons of honey and 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 75 ml of rapeseed oil
- Two oranges and pomegranate seeds
- Salt and black pepper as per taste
Mix the walnuts and oats and season them with olive oil and the egg white. Now, bake this at 150C for 15-20 minutes. Now remove the kale and cabbage’s outer stems and zest and segment the orange and remove the excess juice. Once you are done with this, combine all the oats, kale, pomegranate, and cabbage in a bowl with the orange segments. Get a saucepan and use the excess juice of the orange to boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Mix the ingredients and stir them all well. The salad can now be served with a serving dish or a standalone dish. Looking for some more inspiration and oatmeal recipes? Head to Waterstones.com and find yourself a wide variety of cookbooks. Better yet, all these books are available at great discounts.
- Soda bread and jumbo oats:
This is another simple recipe that can happen done in no time; Soda bread is something that is not just simple to make but also keeps fresh for a long time without spoiling. You can make this recipe for dinner or a festivity around along with accompaniments like salmon or with some hot soup. You will need:
- A cup of flour and some extra that will be practiced for dusting.
- A cup of jumbo oats
- Half a cup of black treacle
- Two glasses of buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons of sodium bicarbonate
- Another cup of wholemeal flour
- Salt as per taste
Begin with preheating the oven at 200C and mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Make sure to use a baking sheet alongside a parchment. Once these ingredients are combined, make some space in the middle and bring in the buttermilk and treacle together. Work all these ingredients together with your hands until it all makes a wet dough together. With your hands, shape the dough and lift this to the baking sheet. You can use a knife and make a shape of your choice at the top. Now, put this into the oven and bake it for 45 minutes. One way of checking if the bread is prepared is to tap the base. If it sounds hollow, then you can be sure that the loaf is baked. The dough, when done, can now be transferred wholely to a wire rack and put to cool over a damp cloth. As soon as it’s cooled down, it’s a feast waiting for everyone to indulge inside. This recipe can be used for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas.
So, there we have some of the best recipes for the “Oatmeal Day.” Make sure to try this at home or for festivities. You can enjoy the day with family and friends with a healthy oatmeal dish.