Three Ways to Celebrate National Oatmeal Month with Rogers Porridge Oats
January 15, 2018
It’s January, the coldest month of the year in Canada. Perfect timing to celebrate National Oatmeal Month with Rogers Porridge Oats!
What’s Awesome about Oats?
Did you know among the grains, oats are viewed as one of the healthiest? Compared to most whole grains, oats are high in protein and healthy fats, and contain both insoluble and soluble fibres.
Oats are a rich source of both soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibres help increase satiety (the feeling of fullness), lower blood cholesterol, and control blood sugars, while others have been shown to promote a favourable gut environment. Insoluble fibres in the diet add bulk and roughage. They help with digestive health and gut transit time.
The rise in diabetes, and increasing link between refined sugar and chronic diseases have more Canadians seeking “smarter” carbohydrate options. Oats are definitely a smart carbohydrate. For years, oats have been serving up wholesome goodness in delicious ways, so let’s celebrate National Oatmeal Month with Rogers Original Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains and Porridge Oats & Ancient Grains.
Three Ways to Eat Rogers Porridge Oats Grain Blends
1) Make them in Advance
Oatmeal is a great choice for breakfast. Not only does it have an impressive nutritional profile, but it will give you energy and keep you feeling satisfied for longer. Think a bowl of mushy oatmeal is the only way to eat your oats? Think again! Overnight Oats with Rogers Porridge Oats & Ancient Grains blend comes together in a flash the night before, making breakfast nutritious and delicious when you’re in a rush to get out the door.
2) Satisfy your Sweet Tooth
These yummy cookies include Rogers Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains blend, sunflowers seeds, almonds and cranberries, packing plant-based protein and fibre into each cookie! Beyond breakfast, they are perfect as a grab-and-go snack along with yogurt for your morning break or after school for the kids.
3) Take a Savoury Direction
Oats are a surprisingly versatile ingredient in savoury recipes. Who says stuffing is only for the holidays?
This simple stove top recipe is ready in 30 minutes and is an excellent side dish for chicken or fish on a busy week night. The Ancient Grains blend adds texture, taste and nutrition to this savoury sweet medley of wholesome ingredients.
How are you celebrating National Oatmeal Month with Rogers Porridge Oats Blends?
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