1. Oatmeal is available in different variants
Steel cut oats are chopped porridge and are least processed; rolled (or old-fashioned) oats are steamed and rolled flat; Instant oats are precooked and dried and often contain added sugar.
2. Slow-digesting carbohydrates provide long-lasting energy when consumed before exercise
Mix 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 scoop of whey protein and 1/2 cup water to get a simple all-in-one shake before workout.
3. One serving offers a number of macros
(1/2 cup) boiled steel oat has 150 calories, 5 grams of protein, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fat and 4 grams of fiber. One serving (1 cup) of cooked oatmeal contains an extra gram of fat. A pack of instant oats contains 100 calories, 4 grams of protein, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber.
4. You can cook oats in steel cut quickly
In a large microwave suitable bowl, mix 1/2 cup of steel oats, 1/2 cup of 1% milk and 1/2 cup of water. Microwave for four minutes, stir and cook for another two minutes.
5. You can replace breadcrumbs with oats in just about any recipe
Finely chop the oats with a knife or food processor and then add ground beef to make meatballs or meatloaf, or use with fish or chicken fillets.