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FitnessAddict
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so im sick of eating plain untasty oatmeal! i started adding stevia and 1 tbs of natural peanut butter and eat it like a dessert but nah still kinda boring.. im eating it 5 times aday though! this is my primary source of carbs!!

Any ideas how to make it tasty?? i just want to down it... salty or sweet, I DONT CARE.


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My basic oatmeal is cooked with cinnamon, then I add applesauce when it is cooked to replace both sugar and milk...  Optional additions during cooking are raisins or other fruit that I want warm.  Optional additions post cooking are peanut butter, chopped walnuts, fruit juice, etc...

I sometimes make a fruit compote with figs and cranberries, then cook the oatmeal in the compote with desired spicing.

Of course, all additives need to be per your food lists...   


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You could add cinnamon, raisins, mashed banana, or chopped nuts.
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I think you may want to try adding molasses, especially since you're an A secretor Tastes like salty syrop (actually it is salty syrop).

I recently started taking a tablespoon a day in the morning since its a diamond for me, and although I previously read some people are truly disgusted by molasses, I really noticed my body craved it from the very first spoon: must be full of very beneficial stuff! The same may hold for you
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yea i forgot to mention that i add cinnamon along with stevia and PB. I microwave it with some water before ..


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i never tried molases, so its salty? syrup? i always thought it was sweet, its under the sweetener category on typebase


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My family eats and cooks the whole oat groat.  It is chewier than the steel cut oats and not pasty like rolled oats.  We add pineapple with some of the juice (no sugar) and walnuts. Any nut will add more protein.  You can put some almond milk in if you can have it.  Also, bananas are great too if you can have them.  Sweetener if you want some can be agave, maple syrup or a touch of honey.  I don't usually add sweetener because the pineapple is already sweet.
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im eating it 5 times aday though! this is my primary source of carbs!!

Any ideas how to make it tasty??


I would do a little less oatmeal.

Here is what I might add:

1) Ground flaxseed & yogurt

2) Walnuts and blueberries

3) Pecans and raspberries

4) Peaches and almond milk

5) Cranberries and walnut milk

6) Peanut butter and chips of baking chocolate

7) Peanut butter and pear slices

9) Canned pumpkin and cinnamon

10) Ghee and sea salt

11) Chopped dates and pecan milk

12) Chopped dates and peanut butter

14) Seaweed and some seasonings

15) Chopped figs and soy milk

16) Cacao nibs and roasted pecans

17) Apricots and chia seeds

Note: Some of these foods may not be on your particular diet plan.



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I would do a little less oatmeal.


i do it for bodybuilding purposes, oatmeal over rice, pasta and breads!! thx man


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I used to add cocoa, nuts, and dried fruit.  PreBTD I loved chocolate whey protein mixed in with oatmeal, but you probably can't have whey since you're an A too.  Maybe a chocolate vegetable protein?


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...or if you can't have chocolate, then vanilla is good too (just not as good )


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yeah i've been thinking of buying some unsweetened cocoa powder it help with alot of things when ur stuck in taste. as far as protein i have it first meat/eggs/etc as the main meal then have my oats as a dessert. no one wants to eat fish or chicken smushed in sweety oatmeal LOOL! one of the things that sucks being sec is that i cant have WHEY!! it would make life easier..


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if u didnt have problems with whey then ur probably a nonnie. I had gas all day and diarrhea  
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I eat oatmeal (old fashioned rolled oats) every other morning. I cook it for 3-4 minutes in 1/2 almond or rice milk and 1/2 water.
When done, put ghee, cinnamon and honey on it and mix it up. You will love the taste!
Sometimes I will mix in dried fruit or chia/hemp/flax seeds.


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cajun sounds yummy!!


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Cooking your oats in some sort of milk or milk type product and half the water adds so much more body to the oats....it just tastes more substantial.


Do you like the taste of powdered Carob? That's pretty tasty with peanut butter.

Another tasty treat is to add Pumpkin pie spice, some sort of sweetener and some canned pumpkin. Top it with some crushed walnuts....yum....lil~punkin pie goin on









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Another tasty treat is to add Pumpkin pie spice, some sort of sweetener and some canned pumpkin. Top it with some crushed walnuts....yum....lil~punkin pie goin on


mmmm I've done that too - it's so good!


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Have you tried BAKED OATMEAL 350 - 30-35 minutes

2 cu rolled oats
1 1/2 t baking soada
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup brown sugar (I don't use, I use fruit juice, instead of see below)

1 cup of skim milk  (or fruit juice)
2 egg whites
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon almond flavoring (or your choice)

stir to combine (can add 1/2 dried cranberries, cherries, etc) I tried crushed pineapple, drained juice then measured as part of the liquid.

Place in greased baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, can sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired,  cut, can put in baggies to save, keeps well.
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I also like a quick microwave bread, using

1/4 cup oats
2 T ground flax seed,
1 T olive oil
(can season with cinnamon, etc) (or herbs, sage, cayenne, parsley flags)
2 T water

place in greased soup cup microwave 2 -2.30 minutes.

Turn over unto plate and cut about four slices, can add what you like on it, peanut butter, almond butter, cream cheese, etc
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Quoted from upnorth6

Cooking your oats in some sort of milk or milk type product and half the water adds so much more body to the oats....it just tastes more substantial.



When I ate oatmeal, I used to cook it in milk, no water.  Takes it to a whole new level.  



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yeah i think i'll try with goats milk!
geminisue!!! thanks so much, the second recipe will def help me!


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I make a Bircher style muesli with oats. I make enough to last about 4 days, or you could probably even do more - it seems to keep really well.

I mix approx:

2c wholegrain oats
1 or 2 tbsps flaxseed meal
dried currants and/or chopped dates
dried cranberries
frozen/fresh blueberries
walnuts
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 or 2 tsps honey (not needed if using dates)
1/2 to 1 tsp cinnamon
2 grated organic apples
approx 1 c (or more)of natural unsweetened yoghurt
a "splosh" of apple juice to moisten and soak oats, nuts etc.
a squeeze of lemon or lime juice

Mix all together and put in covered bowl in fridge and eat as required.
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Ladyhawk58! sounds good will try, nothing better than a ready breakfast


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Ladyhawk58! sounds good will try, nothing better than a ready breakfast


It is also good with almond milk if you can have that.
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I have done oatmeal with half coconut milk, half water. When it is cooked, add banana, chopped macadamias, cinnamon, and sweetener of choice - maple, agave, etc. Very, very good...a little rich with the coconut milk, but delicious nonetheless. Can't have it now    but maybe you can!


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thanks guys for the great ideas!! my mom bought different oats this time, i used to buy %100 whole grain Quaker rolled oats, thats whats on the label and the ingredient list. This one says on the label %100 whole grain oats but the ingredient list says; %100 Quaker rolled oats!!! im confused is it a way to trick the costumer? to think its wholegrain is it even legal!! anyways .. there's not much difference in the macros %100 wholegrain Quaker rolled oats has; per 40g; 5 protein 27 carbs. The %100 Quaker rolled oats has 4.4 protein and 24 carbs per 40 grams. maybe it lost some of the bran layer, thats what made it cheaper? still complex though right?


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