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6 Surprising Ways You Could Incorporate Oats Into Your Meals

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Did you know that oats are among the healthiest grains on earth? It’s no wonder why our parents constantly nag us to have oats for breakfast instead of Koko Krunch! Oats are actually considered a whole-grain food that has many health benefits. They’re packed with lots of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds as well as rich in protein and fiber. 

If you’re bored of the usual way of eating oats, here are 6 surprising ways you could incorporate oats into your meals. Have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, your choice!

1. Oats with milk and fresh fruits

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This is one of the easiest ways to eat oats. Rushing or don’t have the time to make yourself a good breakfast? Fret not, having oats with fresh milk and some fresh fruits can just keep you full and satisfied! Add some seeds or nuts and you’re good to go!

2. Oat pancakes

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Love pancakes? Now you can make your pancakes healthier just by using oat flour and oats! And who said pancakes are only meant for breakfast? Have it for breakfast, dinner, supper or even as a dessert! Use oat flour and you’ll get more fiber and protein which helps keep you full for a longer period of time. Plus, these healthy and fluffy pancakes are irresistible! Don’t forget the fresh fruits too. To keep count of your calories, perhaps you can use a small amount of butter and syrup. 

Get the recipe for Oat Flour Pancakes.

3. Oat crusted chicken cutlets

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Did someone say chicken cutlets? If you’re a fan of chicken cutlets, well, make yourself some healthy oat crusted chicken cutlets for dinner! The kids would love this too. Instead of using the usual breadcrumbs, swap it for oats and voila, you’re on your way to a healthier you! 

Get the recipe for Oat-Crusted Chicken Cutlets.

4. Bacon-cheddar savoury oatmeal

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Whether it’s beef bacon, turkey bacon or pork bacon, it doesn’t matter. As long as there’s bacon! Bacon, cheese and oatmeal, sounds like a good combo? Add an egg to add more protein to this meal and have it any time of the day. Just a little something to spice up your busy days. 

Get the recipe for Bacon-Cheddar Savoury Oatmeal.

5. Crispy oat fish fillets

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You’ve heard of oat crusted chicken cutlets, now you might also want to try crispy oat fish fillets the next time you crave something fried. Just like having your regular fish and chips, why not turn it into something healthy instead? 

Get the recipe for Crispy Oat Crusted Fish Fillets.

6. Oat idli 

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If you have been to an Indian restaurant for breakfast, you’ve most probably heard of idli. They are actually steamed cakes made from rice and lentil batter with added spices and herbs. To make it even healthier for breakfast, oatmeal is used as well! Besides idli, you can also make some oats dosa for breakfast if you’d like something different.

Get the recipe for Oats Idli.

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