Food of the Month

OATS

 

Oats are high in soluble fibre and can be gluten free if they are labelled as such. 

Bob’s Red Mill have a variety of Gluten Free options including Steel Cut Oats.  Check out their products HERE.  

Steel cut oats are low glycemic which makes them a great option for breakfast.  Read more on Glycemic Index HERE

 

Do more than just oatmeal with oats!  Give these simple recipes a try! 

Easy and Healthy Banana Oat Pancakes

3 ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares

 

Oat Facts:

  • January is National Oats Month
  • There are 3 types of oats:
    • Old Fashioned Oats – These are made by flattening the grain into a flake. For quick-cooking oats, old-fashioned oats are rolled even thinner and cut into small pieces so that the oats will indeed cook more quickly.
    • Instant Oats – This is an even thinner, more finely chopped version of the old-fashion oats that is individually packaged for convenience and quick-cooking. 
    • Steel Cut Oats – These oats have been chopped into tiny pieces and not rolled out. They have a harder texture, so they take longer to cook. They do tend to be more expensive than old-fashion oats, but some people may prefer the chewier texture of steel-cut oats. Steel cut oats are also known as Irish Oatmeal.

More fun oat facts can be found HERE.