Oatmeal (or oats) is probably one of the healthiest superfoods to add to our breakfast meal. Most of us would be aware of this amazingly versatile grain and how it can be incorporated into various recipes. Whether it's baked oats or oats granola, overnight oats or oatmeal cookies - there are a number of ways to eat this humble food. It also offers a range of health benefits for us, from lowering cholesterol to promoting weight loss. This is why many health enthusiasts swear by the high-fibre, low-calorie oatmeal to begin their day. Actor-producer Mindy Kaling too resolved to try eating oatmeal as part of her New Year Resolution for the year 2022. Take a look at her tweet:
My lone new year res is to get into oatmeal. Any suggestions? (And not the squishy cold kind from the night before please)— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) January 9, 2022
Weight loss and eating healthy is one of the most common resolutions taken up in the New Year. Mindy Kaling's resolution was no different, as she said it was her only aim this year to get into eating oatmeal. She wrote on Twitter, "My lone new year res is to get into oatmeal. Any suggestions? (And not the squishy cold kind from the night before please)." On being asked the kind of Oats she prefers, she said, "I think I like it smooth and sweet like McDonald's oatmeal I had one time."
Enthusiastic Twitter users poured in their suggestions for the actor-producer. Many of them shared their personal oatmeal recipes that they incorporated into their daily diet. Some suggested sweet versions made with berries, nuts, and honey. Others had a savoury take on oatmeal including vegetables and eggs into their recipes. One interesting suggestion also came from the 'Lunchbox' director Ritesh Batra.
Take a look at the wholesome Twitter thread about oatmeal in response to Mindy Kaling's tweet:
mindy, this is what i'm best at. i had a club in high school called the breakfast club where we just made different hot cereals every morning. i think the first key is to figure out what kind of oatmeal texture you like: thick, soupy, etc to figure out your base— ashley ray, Kate Winslet's Vape Coach (@theeashleyray) January 9, 2022
I blend half an apple or banana and add that right at the end of cooking the oats and warm it through… I like to add cinnamon always… and top with blueberries and almond flakes!— Nathalie Emmanuel (@missnemmanuel) January 9, 2022
Start by boiling coconut milk, then add cinnamon to it and almond butter. Later add the actual oatmeal. Put some chopped apples, nuts of your choosing, and chia seeds in a bowl before adding oatmeal to it. Top with a tiny dash of honey. Mix.— Jerrica Tisdale (@jtwritergirl) January 9, 2022
Steal cut oats with a little cinnamon and honey/brown sugar. Delicious.— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) January 9, 2022
Quick-cook steel-cut oats. Best 7 minutes of your day. Bring 1 cup water to boil. Pour in 1/2 cup oats, reduce to simmer. Cook for 6 mins, stirring in bananas, blueberries, raisins, whatevs. Let sit 1 min. Mix in coconut milk & a tiny bit of peanut butter. Enjoy!— Drew R. Garabo (@DrewOnTheRadio) January 9, 2022
Cookies. Always cookies.— Jaren Lewison (@LewisonJaren) January 10, 2022
I've been making oatmeal and yellow dhal khichdi in place of rice.— riteshbatra (@riteshbatra) January 9, 2022
Add blueberries, brown sugar and a dash of coffee— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) January 9, 2022
I do it every morning! Regular oats plunked in a ceramic bowl that is deep enough (so it doesn't overflow). Add water till just above the line of oats. Microwave for 2 min. One scoop of peanut butter, a splash of Ripple milk and a few berries if I am feeling really fancy.— Dana Fox (@inthehenhouse) January 9, 2022
The best part about oatmeal is how dynamic the grain is. In fact, oats can be substituted and used in many Indian breakfast recipes as well. Oats cheela, oats Idli and Oats Laddoo are only few of the many recipes that can be made with oatmeal. Click here for more Oats-based recipes.
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