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4 Healthy Oatmeal Toppings

Date:05-10-2013 15:40:22 read:0
Category:Sports-->Diet

Oatmeal is fiber rich and helps in lowering cholesterol making it one of the best breakfast options. Even though it is healthy, it is not our preferred food in the mornings as it could be bland and not very tasty. One might also tend to get bored with eating oatmeal with the same toppings most of the week. There is no harm in experimenting with different tastes and flavors; so here are a few oatmeal toppings that is sure to jazz up your morning breakfast and make it healthier and tastier.

1. Fruits and dry fruits.

An oatmeal breakfast and the first thing you would think of adding is strawberries and raisins. There is nothing wrong with it. It definitely makes oatmeal tastier and healthier, but you can’t have it every day or every time you have oatmeal. There are many more fruits with different flavors, like pineapple for instance, which is a great source of vitamin C and fights indigestion. Figs are a good option too as they come laden with potassium and iron. There are so many fruits like pomegranate, oranges and passion fruit that you can add to your oatmeal. Be experimental and learn more about the nutritional value of fruits by adding a different fruit every time as your oatmeal topping.

2. Vegetables

Don’t make a face thinking of vegetables in the morning. They make such healthy toppings. Carrots have vitamin A, C and K together with Potassium and fiber. Egg plants have antioxidants. Zucchini has a lot of vitamins and is low calorie food if you are counting calories. Baked potatoes mashed with oatmeal, with the right amount of spices also makes for a great oatmeal breakfast in the morning. Vegetables aren’t so bad; they can be tasty and make a complete meal.

3. Nuts, seeds and herbs.

Ever tried mint with your oatmeal. Mint brings freshness to the meal and it also smells heavenly making you want to dig into your bowl. Ginger helps in digestion. Nuts like cashew and pistachio add taste, crunchiness and lot of nutrients too. Pistachios especially are low calorie nuts. Most nuts are when they are nor fried or salted. Sunflower seeds are a great option too, it has some healthy fats and oils that your body needs. Sesame seeds, although tiny are a powerhouse of nutrients and they have important minerals like Iron, Zinc, calcium and Magnesium.

4. Chocolate

It’s not your chocolate syrup or spread but healthy dark chocolate that you should add to your oatmeal. It increases blood flow in your body and also lightens up your mood. It has been tried and tested for centuries. Add them in melted form or as chocolate chips or grate it like cheese on your oatmeal, just make sure it is dark chocolate and has high cacao content.
Oatmeal no longer has to be boring and eaten coz it is a healthy option, Make it more tasty, healthy and colorful with experimental toppings. Sometimes you might want to dig in just for the toppings.

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